The crown is the visible part of a tooth, and today technology and superior materials mean that dental crowns now look just like natural teeth. They are an effective option for strengthening a tooth. A crown may be necessary if you have a tooth which is:
- Badly decayed to the point where a filling is no longer an option
- Following a root canal.
Even with excellent oral hygiene, wear-and-tear over time can cause teeth to become worn, broken or cracked. Replacing damaged teeth with dental crowns protects the tooth from sustaining further damage, preserves the jaw’s natural tooth alignment and adds invaluable strength to the tooth structure.
How Do Dental Crowns Work?
Our Fraser Dental dentists are experienced in creating and fitting superior quality crowns. The process involves removing a small amount of the top and sides of the tooth. The crown can then be fitted like a thimble over the remaining tooth structure, surrounding it and providing structural support. It is a straight-forward procedure that is completed within two appointments.
We manufacture each crown individually in our laboratory, ensuring a customised fit.
Porcelain And Ceramic Crowns
Crowns can be made of porcelain, ceramic, gold or a combination of these materials.
Our skilled technicians create crowns in our laboratory, using a combination of different shades to achieve just the right colour. They are strengthened at high heat for maximum durability. Porcelain and ceramic crowns are particularly strong and resilient, providing excellent support for weakened teeth while maintaining a completely natural appearance.
Gold Tooth Crowns
In some cases we may recommend a full gold crown for a back tooth because gold is highly biocompatible and strong. Made from high gold alloy, these properties make it particularly suitable for back teeth and it wears at the same rate as natural teeth.