A crown is a versatile treatment option that helps to strengthen teeth when they become weakened due to decay or injury. They also limit further damage from affecting the tooth. Crowns are sometimes called caps as they are placed over the top of natural teeth, designed to strengthen the visible part of the tooth.
Dental crowns are available in wide range of dental materials, including ceramic, precious metals and porcelain fused to metal. Modern crowns are strong, durable and aesthetically pleasing, with most people preferring to choose all-ceramic dental crowns as they look more like natural teeth. The cost of crowns will vary, depending on their size, location, and the amount of preparation work required before they are fitted. As a guide, you can expect:
Price: $1,400 to $1,700 per crown
Benefits of Crowns
- They are aesthetically pleasing and blend in with surrounding teeth. The outside world won’t even be able to tell you have a crown.
- They are stain-resistant and durable, meaning the financial outlay is money well spent.
- They allow full-function of the tooth, so your tooth is restored to its former state, without compromise.
- By restoring function to your mouth, you protect your remaining teeth and reduce the chance of having to undergo further dental treatments in the future.
Our Procedure for Affixing Crowns
Two visits are usually required; one to prepare the tooth and another to fit the crown. On the first visit our expert team will:
- Take x-rays to check the roots for infection and decay and see if a root canal treatment is necessary
- Apply a local anaesthetic and file the tooth down to make room for the crown.
- We will then make an impression of your tooth and send it off so that a specially tailored crown can be made.
- Give out a temporary crown to protect the tooth in between appointments.
At the second appointment, we will:
- Check the fit and shade of your crown.
- Once you’re happy with the colour and the fit of your new crown, we’ll give you a local anaesthetic to numb the entire area.
- Then, finally, your new crown will be cemented into place.
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