Do you need a dental crown in Sunbury? Our experienced team of Sunbury dentist is here to help. We use crowns to restore chips, discolouration, spacing issues, and more.
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What is a dental crown?
A dental crown is essentially an artificial tooth. It serves as a permanent restoration for a damaged tooth.
Crowns, also called “caps,” are hollow covers that cement directly over existing teeth (or what is left of them). They are custom-made with porcelain to match your existing teeth. A well-made cap will look and function just like a regular tooth.
What does a dental crown do?
Caps serve two main purposes:
- Restoring strength and functionality. Sometimes, our teeth lose their structural integrity. Damage renders them weak and unable to function properly. Caps strengthen what is left of your natural tooth and prevent it from having to be extracted.
- Improving aesthetic appearance. Caps cover teeth that are discoloured, cracked, misshapen, etc.
Note that caps usually cover your natural teeth. This is possible because the root is there to hold it in place.
In some cases, the entire tooth is gone (root included). Patients will get dental implants in their jawbone to act as artificial roots. The good news is that dental implants can hold caps in place.
What is the procedure for getting a dental crown in Sunbury?
The first step is to book your consultation—call us today to schedule!
Our team will examine your tooth and determine if a cap is the best route. If it is, we will advise you on either a laboratory-made cap or CEREC-made cap. Each has its benefits, but both will result in a functional, natural-looking tooth.
If you need a laboratory-made cap, you’ll have to come in for two appointments.
During your first appointment, we’ll prep your tooth. This involves removing any decay, reshaping, and filing. Then, we will take an impression of your tooth and fit you with a temporary crown.
At the second appointment, which is usually about a week later, we replace the temporary one with the laboratory-made one. It should fit perfectly because it is modelled after the impression, but we will make any necessary adjustments before cementing it.
If you need a CEREC-made cap, we will prep your tooth just like we would for a laboratory-made cap. We use our CEREC machine to create an accurate model of your tooth. You’ll get your cap on the same day without the need for impressions.
Dental Crown in Sunbury—Book Your Consultation Today
If you need a dental crown in Sunbury, call us today to book a consultation!