Crowns (also known as caps) are used when a tooth is heavily restored and a filling is too weak to support it.
There have been many advances in crown technology in recent years – but not all crowns are equal. Even more than any other dental procedure, crowns need to be absolutely precise.
This work relies on the skill and experience of the dentist and the technician who makes the crowns. The fit must be perfect because even a tiny gap between the crown and the tooth will lead to decay. And the shape and size of the crown must be in balance with the bite.
A crown needs to be cosmetically successful as well as restoring the function of the tooth. This means dentists have to be artists as well as medical professionals – putting the same priority on the appearance of your teeth as on knowing the best materials for the individual patient.
Preparing a tooth for a crown in itself is an expert task – if too much tooth is removed the nerve can die, requiring remedial root canal therapy.
Crowns also are associated with dental bridges – which are several crowns joined together to replace a missing tooth or teeth. Because there are missing support teeth, the strength of a bridge is even more important.
Dr Sandra Short has three decades of experience preparing, making and fitting crowns and dentArtistry works only with the best technicians who produce the ceramic crowns.
To make an appointment with Dr Sandra Short for work on crowns or bridges, call: 02 9363 9823 or to make an online booking, simply enter your details in the form below in the orange box.