Have you got a broken tooth? If not attended to immediately, this can lead to further dental problems. What you need is a professional dental cap procedure Melbourne. If you suspect you have a damaged tooth, please contact us immediately for the next available appointment.

What is involved in a dental cap procedure Melbourne?

A dental cap – also known as a dental crown – is a tooth-shaped cap that is placed over a broken or damaged tooth.

When is a dental crown required?

Your teeth can lose their natural shape and size over time, because of tooth decay, or after they have sustained injuries. The following are some examples of when we would recommend a dental cap procedure Melbourne:

  • To protect a weak or decayed tooth so that it doesn’t break.
  • To hold a weak and cracked tooth together to prevent further deterioration.
  • To restore the appearance and strength of any teeth that are broken or severely worn down. If necessary, we will use a filling material to build up the tooth so that it can support a crown.
  • To cover natural teeth that are severely discoloured or misshapen.
  • To cover and support a tooth that has a large filling, especially if there is little of the original tooth remaining.
  • To cover a dental implant.
  • To ‘anchor’ or hold a dental bridge in place.
  • To cover a tooth that has had root canal treatment.

What does a dental crown procedure involve?

Our dental cap procedure Melbourne is when a dental crown is cemented over the damaged tooth. The visible section of your natural tooth will be completed covered by the dental cap. This dental cap procedure Melbourne restores the tooth’s appearance in terms of shape and size, as well as the strength of the tooth.

What are the different types of crowns used in dentistry?

The type of crown that we recommend will vary depending on your specific oral health needs. The options for a crown include: permanent dental crown, temporary crowns, onlays, and ¾ crowns. We will assess your teeth thoroughly, and provide you with all the information and advice you need to make an informed decision regarding your dental health and the best option for a dental cap procedure Melbourne.

What are dental caps made from?

Dental caps can be made from a variety of materials.

A metal crown is incredibly strong, and resistant to long term wear. In addition, only a small part of your tooth needs to be removed. However, because of the metallic appearance, these are usually only used for molars at the back of the mouth.

Porcelain fused to metal crowns are a good option for both back and front teeth. The outer layer of porcelain of these dental crowns can be matched to the colour of the teeth on either side of the crown. However, because the porcelain is fused to metal crowns, there is sometimes a visible dark link in the crown.

Ceramic crowns, much like an all porcelain crown, enable us to provide the best possible colour match to the adjacent teeth. The drawback is that all ceramic and all porcelain crowns aren’t as strong as porcelain fused to metal crowns.

Pressed ceramic crowns have a strong ceramic core, with an outer porcelain layer. These last longer than an all-porcelain crown, and they have the benefit of the superior colour matching capabilities of porcelain.

How much do dental crowns cost?

The answer depends very much on the type of dental cap you opt for, as well as the extent of the dental treatment (in addition to the dental cap procedure Melbourne) that is required to restore your dental health.

What is definite, however, is that the longer your leave a damaged tooth, the more extensive the damage will be and, therefore, the more you will end up paying for your dental cap treatment Melbourne. To limit the costs and to prevent further dental complaints, contact us to book the first available consultation.