Dental Crowns Indooroopilly
Are you here because you’re looking for the help of a Brisbane dentist to improve the appearance of your smile? Or because you are looking to prevent existing damage to your teeth from becoming worse or causing problems? You’re in the right place. In this article on dental crowns Indooroopilly dentists from our team at River City Dental will be giving an explanation of this highly popular cosmetic dentistry treatment.
How can dental crowns help me?
Dental crowns are a popular solution for a range of dental issues, and they are offered by many St Lucia dentists. Your Indooroopilly dentist would regularly use them to cover existing teeth that are decayed or broken. A dental crown can shield a defect behind an attractive exterior that looks like your other natural teeth. Dental crowns offered by your Brisbane dentist can also enable you to bite more successfully. They can prevent neighbouring teeth moving into any gaps caused by damage.
A St Lucia dentist would typically make them from porcelain or rarely a metal such as gold. They are commonly utilised when damage is too extensive to be restored by a simple filling. They can hide stained teeth, irregularly shaped teeth, broken or damaged teeth, chipped teeth and other abnormalities. Your Indooroopilly dentist may also sometimes use them in conjunction with dental implants to fill in missing teeth. They can be useful in conjunction with cosmetic dentistry Brisbane procedures and some surgeries such as root canals.
How are dental crowns usually fitted?
Every dental clinic will differ a little on this point so it is best to have a discussion with your preferred dentist to discover what the procedure will be best for fitting of your dental crown.
However, to give a general overview, many dentists will discuss with you what the issue is and what you want to achieve, before examining your mouth and the problematic tooth to determine whether a dental crown Indooroopilly is indeed the correct course of action.
Once this is affirmed, your Brisbane dentist will then likely need to gather precise 3D information on your tooth. This is often done by taking a mould and then sending this away for a technician who is based either at the clinic or remotely to create the crown. The best dental labs will take care to match the crown to the colour of your other teeth, so that it blends in well.
During the wait time, the dentist may fit a temporary crown. Once the completed and final crown arrives back, you will have to go back into the dentist to have this fitted, using dental adhesive or dental cement as it is known.
Are same day dental crowns possible?
A select collection of modern dental clinics have made life easier in recent years, by modernising their technology. At River City Dental, we use CEREC technology to deliver our patients same day dental crowns. CEREC stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Aesthetic Ceramics. This technology allows patients to have dental crowns designed, made and permanently fitted in one appointment.
The CEREC technology works in two stages. Firstly, the Primescan undertakes a 3D scan of your mouth. Then the on-site Primemill creates the new ceramic restoration using precise computer-assisted technology. This is then fitted by the dentist using a durable resin cement.
The CEREC procedure is favoured by patients for a few reasons. It reduces the need to take a mould which some patients can find messy and intrusive. CEREC is convenient and fast and enables patients to quickly tick their dental crowns off the to-do list, without a follow up appointment hanging over their head. It also spares them the need to have a temporary crown fitted, all the while delivering the same benefits as traditional dental crowns.
Caring for your dental crowns
One of the great things about dental crowns is that once they are fitted, they require minimal maintenance beyond what you already do to care for your natural teeth. Well looked after, they can last for 15 years or longer.
In the initial stages, it may help to use a soft toothbrush and a toothpaste made for sensitive teeth. After this it pays to begin flossing and to continue with standard brushing at least twice a day. An anti-bacterial mouthwash will also help to clear the surrounding area. While dental crowns are not prone to decay, the remaining natural tooth structure is, so do not neglect it when brushing. Finally, consider sticking by whichever dentist you choose, as they will have your records on file and can continue to monitor the state of your crowns during your regular check-ups.
If you are looking for dentist near me or for a dental implants treatment, call the River City Dental team today on (07) 3667 9595 or book online. We can help to restore your teeth, so that they are looking great and in good health.
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