Dental Crowns

A crown is a full tooth cover restoration that is placed over a cracked, broken, root filled or a heavily filled tooth to protect the tooth against fracture.

Some people refer to dental crowns as caps. Dental crowns are similar in shape and shade to porcelain veneers except that crowns cover all the surfaces of a tooth whereas veneers only cover the visible outside surface of the tooth.

Indications for having a dental crown

  • If a large part of a tooth has fractured and the rest of the tooth is at risk of further fracture, a dental crown can protect the remaining part of the tooth from fracture.
  • If a significant part of a tooth is lost to dental decay and there is a risk that if a filling is used to restore the tooth, the filling could come out or fracture. Crowns are a lot stronger that fillings and better able to protect against tooth fracture.
  • During root canal treatment, a large portion of the tooth is removed and the remaining tooth tissue can fracture and discolour after root canal treatment. A crown can increase the success rate of a root canal treated tooth and protect the structure of the tooth and increase its longevity and its aesthetics.
  • If a patient grinds their teeth and his/her teeth have chipped and fractured, dental crowns offer protection against further tooth fracture.
  • For cosmetic purposes, people who have large mismatched fillings on their front teeth may opt to have crowns to improve their smile.

Dental Crowns Brisbane

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