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 most common method of crowning a tooth involves using a dental impression of a prepared tooth in order to fabricate the crown by the dental ceramist. The crown can then be inserted at a subsequent dental appointment, which is normally two weeks later. During this period of time between appointments a temporary crown is placed.
All of our crowns are manufactured in Perth by highly regarded dental ceramists. It is often necessary for the patient to visit the laboratory for an accurate shade to be taken of the adjacent teeth.
All of the clinical cases shown have been treated at “Castlegate Family Dental Care”.