Dental Crowns are custom-made caps that are used to restore and strengthen a weak or broken down tooth. They can be used to strengthen cracked teeth or for aesthetic reasons to improve your smile by changing the shape and colour of your teeth. Dental Crowns can be made out of a variety of different materials including gold and most commonly porcelain. Porcelain is used due to its high strength and natural aesthetic colour and appearance.
How do Dental Crowns Work?
Crowns replace the exterior part of a tooth to restore its original function and to create a natural appearance. Crowns are the treatment of choice in situations where tooth decay has destroyed most of the original tooth, when a traumatic event has caused extensive damage, or in cases of severe enamel erosion or wear.
Crowns Can Be Completed On A Single Visit
Here at Naenae Dental Clinic we can create natural and aesthetic crowns in-house using our computer aided design technology. This means most of our crowns are completed in a single visit and only require one dental appointment. We do not work with any overseas dental laboratories in order to ensure the highest quality results for our patients.
Inlays and Onlays Are One Alternative
Inlays and Onlays are the ceramic alternative to regular fillings commonly used in the back teeth. They are used to repair teeth that are decayed or cracked and are not sufficiently damaged to need a crown. Inlays and onlays are used when there is too much damage or decay in the tooth structure to be successfully and reliably treated using a filling.
Aside from improving a tooth’s appearance, inlays and onlays are very durable as they’re made from tough, hard-wearing porcelain materials and can help strengthen teeth unlike traditional fillings. Therefore, they help prolong tooth life and prevent the need for more dental treatment in the future. Book a dental appointment with Naenae Dental Clinic today for an in-depth consultation.