Dental Crowns Sydney CBD

Porcelain Crowns and Bridges

Porcelain crowns and bridges can restore the form and function of your teeth

If your tooth is extensively damaged, Dr Joffe may recommend a crown or bridge to restore your function and smile.

 

What is a dental crown?

Crowns cover a single damaged tooth to restore its structure, shape and function. The damaged part of a tooth is removed and replaced with a permanent prosthetic cap. This technique strengthens and protects weakened teeth from further damage and can also improve the appearance of a discoloured or a misshapen tooth. Crowns are generally recommended for teeth that have had large fillings that continue to break, or have large chips or cracks in the enamel.

Dental crowns are a great option for patients as they provide a stable restoration to a damaged or weakened tooth while simultaneously providing a cosmetically pleasing solution that patients can smile about.

Receiving your dental crown is a three-step process

If you require a dental crown your process will include:

  1. Your initial consultation for a comprehensive assessment of the tooth (or teeth) that are causing you pain or are damaged.
  2. If a crown is deemed your best option, Dr Joffe will discuss all aspects of the treatment prior to commencing. Dr Joffe will then prepare the tooth by shaping it appropriately and taking an impression of your newly shaped tooth. Dr Joffe will then fit a temporary crown so you can smile with confidence until your permanent crown arrives. The impression will then be sent to the laboratory where your custom-made crown will be created.
  3. Your third appointment will include Dr Joffe removing the temporary crown and fitting the permanent crown, where you can inspect your new restoration and approve it before it is cemented permanently into place.

Dental bridges are very similar to crowns and are used to ‘bridge’ the gap left by a missing tooth

Bridges are used to replace a single tooth or multiple teeth that have been completely removed. Bridges rely on existing tooth structures on either side of the missing teeth which are prepared with a crown and fused to prosthetic teeth to “bridge” the gap. The process is very similar to the dental crown process and involves three or more crowns fused together to create a prosthetic appliance which are then cemented to the two prepared teeth sitting adjacent to the site of tooth loss. By doing so we can effectively replace your missing teeth!

One Visit Crown

The one visit crown (OVC), allows us to create anatomically correct, full-coverage restorations in just one appointment at Hyde Park Dental Care. Aside from the fact that once visit crowns can be completed in just one appointment, they are also a much more affordable alternative to traditional crowns, whilst providing more durability than a large filling.

A one visit crown is made to look and feel just like your natural tooth. When placing a one visit crown, we aim to preserve your remaining tooth structure. Not only will one visit crowns benefit your oral health, but they will also benefit your wallet.

We offer one visit crowns at Hyde Park Dental Care from just $999 (conditions apply). Contact us today to find out more!

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