If you need a dental crown, the trusted Auckland experts here at Primecare Dental have the skills to get your teeth looking and feeling healthy.
What are dental crowns?
Dental crowns are hollow caps that fit over specially prepared teeth or implants, and then cemented in place. Crowns are usually made from porcelain, porcelain on a metal backing, or reinforced plastic and gold. Gold is a good option where extra strength is needed, and is often used on back teeth where visibility of the crown is reduced, and colour won’t be noticed as easily.
What are dental crowns used for?
Crowns are often used as a functional option to treat teeth that have been compromised due to decay, previous root canal therapy, or natural aging. They provide strength, durability and stability, and prolong the life of natural teeth, giving you an alternative to dental implants, or other more invasive procedures. Any option that allows you to keep your natural teeth – even if they are worn or stained – is preferable, as ultimately, your natural teeth are the best fit for the job.
Dental crowns are also used in cosmetic dental treatments where broken, chipped or stained teeth are crowned in order to improve the appearance of one’s smile. The shape of the teeth can be modified by placing custom-made crowns over irregularly shaped teeth. Dental crowns can also be placed on both front and back teeth, making them a versatile treatment option.
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Crown treatments here at Primecare Dental consist of two appointments. At the first appointment, your tooth is prepared for the crown – this involves taking impressions and placing a temporary crown over the prepared tooth. At the second visit, the custom-made crown is cemented in place.
Primecare Dental takes particular care ensuring that each and every crown is a perfect fit, by using only high-quality materials and experienced technicians. Our highly trained and qualified laboratory team hand-crafts every porcelain crown that we fit.
To find out more, or book an appointment, get in contact with the friendly team at Primecare Dental today!