Dental crowns are used for the restoration and protection of damaged or broken teeth. It’s not uncommon for weakened teeth to chip or break entirely; a crown is a protective enclosure that actively prevents this from happening. It is also useful for covering deformed or severely discoloured and rotted teeth.
Crowns are used to hold dental bridges in place. A bridge is used when one or more teeth are missing and acts as a stop gap to prevent other teeth from shifting out of place. Bridges are essentially false teeth that are plugging gaps and a crown will hold them steady.
North Carlton Dental Group offers dental crowns in Melbourne in a range of materials. Full ceramic and porcelain crowns will provide the best colour match to your existing teeth and offer a suitable, inconspicuous option. Temporary crowns can be made in acrylic or stainless steel and can act as temporary protection until a permanent crown is installed.
Dental crowns can last for several years depending on how well you manage your oral hygiene. It’s important to remember that a dental crown is not like a bullet-proof vest for your tooth. The damaged tooth is still exposed to the threat of decay and gum disease and proper healthy dental hygiene must be maintained.