Dental Crowns Melbourne
At Creative Smiles we offer our patients 3 options for DENTAL CROWNS, whilst providing advice as to which is most suitable for their treatment and budget.
CEREC reinforced Zirconia - $995
CEREC Crowns are produced from reinforced Zirconia blocks on-site. This means we can often produce the CROWN on the same day. CEREC Crowns are:
Aesthetic in Appearance
Typically Requires Only 1 Appointment
Perfect for posterior crown restorations
Porcelain Crown – Melbourne Laboratory - $1250
Our Crowns are all produced in Melbourne at reputable, well-established laboratories. Porcelain Crowns are highly recommended for anterior teeth. This will typically involve 2 appointments to complete with a two-week turnaround.
Porcelain Crowns are:
Naturally Mimic The Pearlescence of Teeth
Perfect shade match to surrounding teeth
Versatile for both Anterior and Posterior teeth
Porcelain Crown – Melbourne’s Premier Crown Specialist - $1500
Our first-grade crowns are produced at Melbourne’s premier crown specialist, they have an attention to detail and are able to create a smile that fits any patients needs or wants. This particular lab is great for patients with complex cosmetic smile designs. Their attention to detail and quality of work sits head and shoulders above the rest. We highly recommend this option, due to high demand, there is a usually a 4-week turnaround. This option would typically take 2-3 appointments to complete.
What is involved in placing crowns?
Before placing a crown it's important to ensure there is an adequate foundation to support it. The dentist will prepare the tooth to ensure the foundation has the ideal shape for crown placement. This may involve removing a layer of the outer surface to create a strong inner cone. The amount of tooth removed will be the same thickness as of the crown. If there is minimal tooth remaining, Creative Smiles may need to build up a foundation to support it. A foundation may need support when there are large areas of tooth decay, damage or a missing tooth.
Impressions of your teeth will need to be taken to ensure the crown will fit with your normal bite. This process involves taking a mould of the prepared tooth, one of the opposite jaw and possibly another to replicate your bite. These impressions alongside other dental information like your teeth's colour will be given to a dental technician who will develop a suitable crown.
Am I a suitable candidate for crowns?
A dental crown may be required in the following situations:
- Protection for a weak tooth (from decay) - Can hold together parts of a cracked tooth
- Restoration for a broken tooth
- To cover and support a tooth with a large filling
- To hold a dental bridge in place
- Improve a severely misshaped or discoloured tooth
- A cover for a dental implant
- A tooth that has been weakened by clenching or grinding.
Creative Smiles will explore and discuss options with you to ensure you are comfortable moving forward with a treatment which best suits your personal circumstances. Important factors like your desired appearance, longevity and financial position will be considered to find a treatment you are happy with.
There are many restorative treatments which utilise crowns to rectify more serious issues.
When multiple crowns are joined together, they can be used to replace more than one missing tooth. Dental Bridges are are used to 'bridge' a gap by cementing onto natural teeth or implants surrounding the empty space. These adjacent teeth serve as anchors for the bridge.
Alternatives to Dental Crown
If your desire is to improve discolouration, teeth whitening or veneers may be a better option. Veneers are thin porcelain or resin layers that are fixed onto the front surface of a tooth. This can greatly improve the appearance of your teeth by hiding imperfections and is relatively cheaper than a crown. Teeth whitening can also be used if your teeth are in good condition with slight discolouration. Contact Creative Smiles to discuss which treatment will suit you the best.