A dental crown (also known as a ‘tooth cap’ or ‘dental cap’) is a restorative dental prosthetic which when cemented into place completely encases a tooth or dental implant up to the gum line. Thus, visually, the dental crown becomes the tooth’s new exterior surface.
WHAT WE DO
The Dental Solution Australia (TDSA) manufactures Standard and Premium crowns in the following materials:
- Porcelain fused to metal
- All Metal
- Metal Free
In addition, our Director, Greg Karabasis handles the “Shade Management Process” in-house at our Collins Street dental laboratory in Melbourne’s CBD.
A dental crown may be needed in the following situations
- To protect a weak or decayed tooth from breaking, or to hold together parts of a cracked tooth
- To restore a broken or severely worn tooth
- To cover and support a tooth with a large filling
- To cover misshapen or severely discoloured teeth
- To cover a dental implant
- To remedy edentulism
For a patient, in general, preparing a tooth for a crown requires at least two visits to a dentist or dental laboratory. Usually, upon first visit, the tooth will be examined and prepared (by reducing the existing tooth), and a temporary crown will be fitted. On second visit, the temporary crown will be removed and the new permanent crown fitted.