Dental & Tooth Crowns
A tooth crown is a type of dental covering used by dentists to protect a tooth that they cannot restore. The dental crown protects the remaining portion of the tooth to prevent it from being damaged and losing the structure altogether.
Dental crowns are made from various materials with those made of porcelain being the most popular choice. The dentist matches the porcelain surface to the colour of the surrounding teeth for a more natural appearance. They also have the same shape and size as the original tooth so they look like the real tooth before becoming damaged.
Reasons for Getting Porcelain Crowns in Melbourne
Sometimes the dentist applies dental crowns after a root canal to add strength to the weakened tooth. Crowns are also used to cover decayed teeth, fractured fillings, or large fillings that make the tooth more vulnerable.
Although dental crowns often add strength and protection, they are also used for cosmetic reasons. Some clients have porcelain crowns applied over their teeth to give them a more attractive appearance.
What to Expect When You Get Porcelain Crowns
Dental crowns typically require two appointments. During the first, the dentist will take moulds of the tooth or teeth and make a temporary crown for you to wear. During this appointment, the dentist prepares the tooth and shapes it so it is ready for the crown.
During the second appointment, the dentist will remove the temporary crown and clean the tooth before applying the new one. Once in place, the dentist will check the fit to make sure your new crown performs as much like a real tooth as normal. You will need to take some special steps to prevent breaking your new crown and to maintain good oral hygiene.
Contact The Dental Room to schedule an appointment or to learn more about porcelain crowns in Melbourne.