Dental Problems Dental Crowns Can Address
Dental crowns are made to match the shape, size, and color of your natural teeth, so they blend in seamlessly with your smile. If you've recently lost crowns and dental fillings, you can instantly redeem your beautiful smile with our dental crown service and prevent oral health issues down the line.
If you're struggling with teeth discolouration, dental crowns can be placed over your tooth to improve its appearance, colour and stain resistance. At Dentalcare of Forrestfield, our dental crowns are available in a wide range of colours or shades, making it easy to match the crown to your existing teeth.
Dentalcare of Forrestfield
Experienced, Gentle Dentists and State-of-the-Art Dental Clinic
We are committed to creating an environment of comfort and convenience for our patients. With the latest equipment, techniques, and methods, experienced dentists here at our clinic can create a dental crown that perfectly matches your needs and preferences.
We Accept Popular Payment Plan Options and All Health Fund Providers
You deserve exceptional dental care, and we can help you get it with our compassionate team. We accept major health funds and payment plan options so you can get your dental crown right on time without breaking your wallet.
We Offer Sedation Options for Anxious Patients
Relax and feel at ease during your next dental crown appointment with Dentalcare of Forrestfield. We offer sedation options to help patients be comfortable and have a first-class dental experience that will keep them coming back for future dental visits with our modern practice!
Frequently Asked Questions About
There are several different types of dental crowns, each with its advantages and disadvantages.
- Porcelain crowns.
These are made entirely of ceramic, making them strong and durable while providing a natural-looking finish. However, they can be more expensive than other types of dental crowns.
- Porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns.
These crowns are made with a metal core that is covered in porcelain. This gives them the strength of metal crowns while providing a natural-looking finish.
- Metal crowns.
Metal crowns are made entirely of metal, making them strong and durable. They can be less expensive, but their metallic colour makes them less appealing.
- Zirconia crowns.
These newer types of crowns are made with zirconium oxide material that is strong and tooth-coloured. They can be more expensive than other types of crowns.
- Gold crowns.
These are made entirely of gold, making them more expensive. These crowns are long-lasting since it is very durable.
Getting a crown should be a painless process. Your dentist will administer anesthesia to the tooth and surrounding area before any drilling or filing is done. This ensures that you will not feel any pain during the procedure. You may feel pressure as the crown is fitted, but this should not be painful. You may experience sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures within a few days once the crown is in place. This should subside in a few days. Contact your dentist if you experience any pain or discomfort after getting a crown.
Dentists typically place dental crowns in two visits. During the first visit, the dentist will numb your tooth and the gum tissue around it. Next, they will use a drill to remove decay and shape the tooth so the crown can fit over it. Once there is enough space for the crown, your dentist will take an impression or mould of the tooth. They will then send this mould to a laboratory, where a crown will be made to match the mould. A temporary crown is placed on the tooth while you wait for your new crown to be fabricated.
The second visit typically takes place about a week or two later. Once the dental crown is ready, your dentist will remove the temporary crown and cement the new one into place. Finally, they will adjust and polish the new crown until it fits comfortably and looks natural.
After a dental crown procedure, you can expect the recovery period to last a few days. You may initially experience sensitivity or discomfort, but it should subside after the first few days. It’s normal for your gums to be tender, and you may also notice that your bite feels different. These side effects are temporary and should resolve within a week or two. If you have any concerns, be sure to contact your dentist.
With proper care, most crowns can last for 10–15 years or even longer. However, a few factors can affect the longevity of your dental crowns, including the material they’re made from and how well you take care of them.
While dental crowns are durable and long-lasting, they require some special care to keep them looking good. Here are a few tips:
- Avoid biting or chewing on hard objects such as ice and hard candy, as these can damage the crown.
- Brush and floss regularly to remove plaque and food debris around the crown.
- Use a soft-bristled toothbrush when brushing your teeth.
- Visit your dentist regularly for check-ups and cleanings.
With proper care, dental crowns will continue to help you achieve a beautiful, healthy smile.
It depends on your individual health fund and level of cover. Some health funds cover the cost of dental crowns completely, while others will only cover a portion of the cost. To find out if your health fund will cover the cost of dental crowns, we recommend giving them a call and asking about your specific level of cover.
Dental crown costs can vary depending on the type of crown and the material used. A ceramic crown typically costs between $1540 to $1900, and a full metal crown ranges from $1600 to $220. A dental crown may cost more upfront than other dental procedures, but its long-term benefits can justify the expense over time.
To get a more accurate quote, we invite you to schedule an appointment with Dentalcare of Forrestfield. Our dentist will examine your teeth and help you decide what type of dental crown is right for you.