Dental crowns are recommended when a tooth has cracks or has lost a significant amount of tooth structure or following root canals. Crowns can be viewed similar to a cap or covering that encloses a weakened tooth thereby prolonging its life.
Commonly, crowns are prepared and placed over two visits. During the first appointment the tooth is prepared and a mould and colour match taken. The mould is then sent to a laboratory that fabricates the crown. Crowns can be made using a range of materials such as tooth coloured porcelain or gold alloys. At Central Smiles we’ll discuss the materials available with you and recommend one to suit your situation the best. During the time the lab is creating your crown a temporary crown is in place. At Central Smiles we only use Australian based laboratories certifying that quality, verified and safe materials are used to construct your crown.