Crowns are very important in correcting various teeth restorations and for cosmetic modifications. Our Dental services cover the areas of Cosmetic Dentistry, Teeth Whitening, White Fillings, Veneers, Crowns.

The advantages of dental crowns can be seen in two forms. One form of benefit can be very obvious while the other form can be discreet and subtle.

In terms of obvious benefits, the most important one is how a dental crown is able to restore the natural and youthful look to a patient’s smile. Under a Sterling Heights dentist, dental crowns can be a very potent cosmetic dental procedure. Apart from aesthetics, dental crowns restore functionality to a mouth as well.

Patients who were unable to chew with their damaged teeth can do so comfortably because crowns are protecting those teeth. The restoration of one’s chewing ability is a very attractive benefit for most people.

What is a dental crown?

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” that is placed over a tooth – to cover the tooth to restore its shape, size, strength, and improve its appearance.

The crowns, when cemented into place, fully encase the entire visible portion of a tooth that lies at and above the gum line.

Why is a dental crown needed?

A dental crown will be needed in one of the following conditions

  • To protect a weak tooth (heavily filled or decayed ) from breaking or to hold together parts of a cracked tooth
  • To strengthen the structure of RCT treated tooth
  • To restore an already broken tooth or a tooth that has been severely  worn down
  • To cover and support a tooth with a large filling when there isn’t a lot of tooth left
  • To hold a dental bridge in place
  • To cover misshaped or severely discoloured  teeth
  • To cover a dental implant
  • To make a cosmetic modification

What Types of Dental Crowns Are Available in Bulleen?

Permanent crowns can be made from stainless steel, all-metal (such as gold or another alloy), porcelain-fused-to-metal, all resin, or all ceramic.

Metal crown– metals used in dental crowns in Bulleen include alloys that have a high content of gold or platinum, or base-metal alloys (for example, cobalt-chromium and nickel-chromium alloys).

Advantage– Metal crowns withstand biting and chewing forces well and probably last the longest in terms of wear down. Also, metal crowns rarely chip or break.

Drawback-The metallic colour and the high price of gold is the main drawback.

Good choice for out of sight molars.

Porcelain-fused-to-metal dental crowns in Bulleen – can be colour matched to your adjacent teeth (unlike the metallic crowns). However, more wearing to the opposing teeth occurs with this crown type compared with metal or resin crowns. The crown’s porcelain portion can also chip or break off. Next to all-ceramic crowns, porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns look most like normal teeth. However, sometimes the metal underlying the crown’s porcelain can show through as a dark line, especially at the gum line and even more so if your gums recede. These crowns can be a good choice for front or back teeth as well as long bridges where the metal is needed for strength.

Advantage– Aesthetics is much more superior in porcelain crowns compared to metal crowns. Also, next to all-ceramic crowns, PFM crowns look most normal to natural teeth.

Drawback– The crown’s porcelain part can chip off or break, more wearing to the opposing tooth in comparison to metal or resin crowns. Sometimes the metal can be exposed hence appearing like a dark line near the gums and can be more visible if the gums recede.

Good choice for front or back teeth as well as long bridges where the metal is needed for strength.

All-ceramic or all-porcelain dental crowns in Bulleen provide a better natural colour match than any other crown type and may be more suitable for people with metal allergies.

Good choice for both front and back teeth.

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