Our clinic boasts a team of dedicated, highly skilled and experienced cosmetic dentists whose expertise can help you achieve a much-improved look and function of your teeth with porcelain crowns.
With a premium on site dental laboratory equipped with advanced technology we ensure that all dental crowns are made to the highest aesthetic and functional standards to achieve the best possible results for you.
Porcelain Crowns also known as dental crowns or tooth crowns are made of ceramic that look and feel just like your natural tooth enamel. A dental crown is simply a tooth shaped cap that completely covers the tooth to restore its original shape and size while protecting the underlying tooth from further deterioration. Dental crowns are stronger and allow also more versatility, compared to Porcelain Veneers, in changing the contour, orientation and shade of a tooth.
In some instances where there is a missing tooth next to the teeth that require crowns, those teeth may also be used as abutments to support a porcelain dental bridge. A dental bridge is a segment of dental crowns that are joined together to replace a missing tooth or to help provide added strength and stability to teeth.
INDICATIONS FOR DENTAL CROWNS
A dental crown may be needed in the following situations:
To protect a weak tooth from breaking or fracture.
Restore a broken or worn tooth
Support a tooth with a large filling
Cover misshapen or discoloured teeth
Hold a dental bridge in place
Protect tooth that has had root canal treatment
KEY BENEFITS OF PORCELAIN CROWNS MAY INCLUDE:
Natural and improved appearance
Support and protection of compromised teeth
Restore normal or improved function
Stronger and longer lasting than veneers
TREATMENT PROCEDURE FOR TOOTH CROWNS
The procedure requires two appointments.
Visit 1 Tooth surface preparation
Your cosmetic dentist will remove 0.5 to 0.75 mm of enamel from the tooth surface in order to make room for the porcelain laminate. A model or impression of your prepared tooth is made and sent to the dental laboratory, which will construct your porcelain veneer. The fabrication of the veneer takes approximately 2 weeks, a plastic temporary veneer is fitted, where possible or required for the interim period.
Visit 2 Application of dental veneer
Before bonding the veneer, your cosmetic dentist will examine the fit and colour, adjusting the veneer as needed to ensure a proper fit and natural aesthetics. Your tooth will be cleaned, polished and roughened to enable a strong bonding process.
In certain cases, an additional follow up visit may be required for shade analysis or further aesthetic assessment and so as to ensure the veneering treatment has been successful.