A dental crown (also known as a ‘tooth cap’ or ‘dental cap’) is a restorative dental prosthetic which when cemented into place completely encases a tooth or dentalimplant up to the gum line. Thus, visually, the dental crown becomes the tooth’s new exterior surface.
A dental crown may be needed in the following situations:
To protect a weak or decayed tooth from breaking, or to hold together parts of a cracked tooth
To restore a broken or severely worn tooth
To cover and support a tooth with a large filling
To cover misshapen or severely discoloured teeth
To cover a dental implant
To remedy edentulism
For a patient, in general, preparing a tooth for a crown requires at least two visits to a dentist or dental laboratory. Usually, upon first visit, the tooth will be examined and prepared (by reducing the existing tooth), and a temporary crown will be fitted. On second visit, the temporary crown will be removed and the new permanent crown fitted.
WHAT WE DO
The Dental Solution manufactures Standard, Premium and Premium Plus crowns in the following materials:
- Porcelain fused to metal
- All Metal
- Metal Free
In addition, our Director, Greg Karabasis handles the “Shade Management Process” in-house at our Collins Street dental laboratory in Melbourne’s CBD.