A dental crown covers your entire tooth's surface to the gum line. It is a standard dental restoration used to restore broken, chipped, cracked, or damaged teeth. Dental crowns also improve the appearance and bite function of a tooth after a restorative procedure like root canal therapy or dental implants.
Dental crowns also support dental bridges to replace missing teeth in a non-surgical dental procedure. They can also be used to enhance the look of a severely stained or misshapen tooth.
At Dimos Dental & Facial Aesthetics, we may recommend dental crowns to:
- Support a tooth with a cavity too large for a filling
- Cover a dental implant
- Improve your smile
- Enhance yellow, stained, or oddly sized teeth
- Support a dental bridge
- Restore a worn-down tooth
- Protect a chipped or cracked tooth
The Dental Crown Procedure
Getting a dental crown is a painless and gentle procedure. Dr Chris Dimos in Melbourne starts by administering a local anesthetic to numb the area. To ensure a tight and precise fit, we make a 3-D digital impression, prep the tooth, and protect the tooth with a temporary crown.
Dental crowns typically take two dental visits to complete. The second appointment happens after the permanent dental crown is fabricated and ready to be bonded to your tooth.
Dental Crowns Are a Natural-Looking Restoration
If your tooth has been cracked or chipped, we may recommend a dental crown to keep your smile healthy and strong.