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How are dental crowns made?
In order to fabricate a dental crown, an impression of the prepared tooth is taken as a record for the technician. You will be given the opportunity to meet with the technician so that he can record the colour and shape of your teeth before making a crown that matches your smile. The crown itself is made in our onsite dental laboratory. The impressions of your teeth are sent to the lab, where they are made to fit your mouth comfortably. Our team will ensure that your crown matches the shade of your surrounding natural teeth as closely as possible.
How should I look after my dental crown?
A crowned tooth doesn't need any special care, but it is important that you keep it clean just as you would your natural teeth. We recommend that you stick to a good oral hygiene routine by brushing your teeth at least twice a day and flossing daily. It's also important that you come in and see us for regular dental check-ups and cleans because crowned teeth are not protected from issues like tooth decay and gum disease.
What are dental crowns made of?
Dental crowns can be made from a number of materials, including porcelain, gold and metal alloys. The type of crown that is best for you will depend on your particular needs, as well as the location of your affected tooth. Porcelain or ceramic crowns can be matched very closely to the colour of your natural teeth and are often a good option for teeth that are visible when you smile. Crowns that are made from gold and metal alloys, on the other hand, tend to be stronger and more durable than porcelain crowns and are sometimes recommended for use on the back teeth.
How long do crowns and bridges last?
The average lifespan of a crown is 15 years, however with diligent maintenance, crowns can last over 20 years! We even have a few regular patients with crowns that were placed in the 1970s. While crowns and bridgework are as permanent as it gets in dentistry, they do sometimes come loose or fall out.
The most important step you can take to ensure the longevity of your crown or bridge is to practice good oral hygiene. A bridge can lose its support if the teeth or bone holding it in place are damaged by dental disease. Keep your gums and teeth healthy by brushing with fluoride toothpaste twice a day and flossing daily. Also, seeing your dentist and hygienist for regular check-ups and professional cleanings will significantly increase the long-term success of your crown treatment.
To prevent damage to your new crown or bridge, treat them with care and avoid chewing hard foods or taking the top off bottles with them!
Are crowns expensive?
As with all medical and dental procedures, prevention is less expensive than cure. With crowns and bridges, the main factor that will affect the cost is who it is made by, where the materials come from and what materials are used to make it. And like most things these days, there are cheap alternative materials from overseas that may look the same but there is no guarantee what they are truly made of and how long they will last.
The best way to find out the exact cost for you is to make an appointment so that we can take a look and see what treatment and material would be best for your situation. A ballpark figure for a crown is in the range of $1990.
As you would expect from Bite Dental Studios in Brisbane, we only use the best materials available in our treatments. Our laboratory is right next door so you know exactly where our crown materials come from. That is why we will stand by these materials and guarantee them for five years.
At Bite Dental Studios in Brisbane, we know a lot of people are nervous about visiting the dentist even for regular check-ups and just the thought of having a treatment like a crown would cause them to feel even more anxious. That’s why, with every procedure or treatment we perform, including crowns, we take the time to ensure our patients are relaxed and comfortable. Bite Dental Studios is the Brisbane dental clinic that puts patients first.
Call us now at (07) 3221 5399 to arrange a consultation with one of our dentists.