Until just recently pre-formed ceramic crowns for primary molars were not available in Australia. Some companies had manufactured so called “white crowns” but the long-term success had been poor with many of them chipping. The “Therapeutic Goods Authority” gave permission for Sprig Oral Health Technologies EZ-Crowns(formally EZ-Pedo) to be sold and used in Australia in late 2013.
At Castlegate Family Dental Care we offer a wide variety of modern dental care using the latest techniques and materials. Dr. Foster and Dr. Ang regularly attend continuing education courses locally, interstate and overseas to ensure that we continue to offer the most up to date treatment available.
Our services include:
- Composite (white) fillings
- implant supported crowns and bridges
- periodontal (gum) treatment
- endodontic (root canal) treatment
- Sprig Oral Technologies
- EZCrowns (formally EZ Pedo)
- zirconia crowns for children
We also offer treatment using relative analgesia for anxious children and adults. For dental phobic adults and young children treatment can be performed under a general anaesthetic. We also cater for patients with an intellectual or physical disability.
A small selection of our completed cases is available below.
A *crown* is a type of dental restoration, which completely caps or encircles a tooth. Crowns are often needed when a large cavity, fracture or malformation significantly affects the long-term prognosis of the tooth. Crowns are often placed to improve the appearance of teeth. They are typically bonded to the tooth using a dental cement or resin. Crowns can be made from many materials including gold alloys and porcelain. While unarguably beneficial to dental health, the procedure and materials can be relatively expensive as it also involves the crown being individually fabricated by a dental ceramist in Perth.
The Maryland Bridge is an increasingly popular kind of bridge as very little preparation of the adjacent teeth is required. Maryland bridges are made up of a special ceramic material, which is cemented on to the enamel of the adjacent teeth. One of the benefits of the Maryland bridge is the minimal preparation and that there's no need to expose the inner part of the tooth known as the dentin. This helps to minimise the risk of you experiencing sensitivity in your teeth following the procedure. Also, as the nearby teeth won't need to be altered greatly, the process is normally completely reversible. It is often performed without the need for local anaesthetic.