Dental Crowns Cairns

Effectively restore and protect your mouth’s function and appearance

Crowns, commonly referred to as “caps”, are dental restorations that cover over and entirely encase the visible portion of a tooth. In comparison, fillings only fill in or cover a small portion of a tooth. Crowns last for decades and look beautiful.

There are several reasons why a tooth needs a crown:

  1. To strengthen a tooth. A tooth that has lost 50% or more of its coronal tooth structure is very weak, even when filled with the best fillings materials available. We usually recommend that a heavily filled or decayed tooth be crowned before it collapses.
  2. To restore a tooth to its original shape. A tooth that is broken or that is very worn down from years of grinding is often flattened and ineffectual at chewing. A crown would be the ideal method of restoring a tooth’s anatomy to provide an efficient chewing surface and very aesthetic result.
  3. To improve the cosmetic appearance of a tooth. A crown encases the entire visibility of a tooth and can, therefore, be used to idealise the cosmetic appearance of a tooth. Crowns can correct cosmetic problems such as discolouration, crowding and poor alignment, and aberrations in size and shape of a tooth.
  4. To stop the progression of Cracks and Cracked Tooth Syndrome (CTS). A cracked tooth initially presents with a sudden sharp pain when biting down, which immediately subsides once you release the biting pressure. Often hot, cold or sweet foods and drinks will cause sudden sharp pain in cracked teeth. A tooth that is greatly weakened by a crack will often die if untreated. A crack in a tooth is like a crack in a windscreen. They only get worse and if left long enough will allow bacteria into the nerve causing an abscess and the need for either an extraction or a root canal treatment.
  5. To restore a tooth that has gone through root canal therapy. Not only are they more prone to breakage but those breakages are usually un-restorable and the entire tooth will then need surgical removal. This is a great shame after you went through the inconvenience and high cost of a root canal treatment.

What types of crowns are available?

There are basically five different types of crowns available but that does not mean they fit all crown needs.

  1. All-Ceramic Crowns
  2. Full Gold Crowns
  3. Porcelain Fused To Metal Crowns
  4. Provisional Crowns

How do I know what type of crown is best for me?

To best determine which type of crown you need, we will need to perform a thorough assessment of your teeth, your bite and your smile. Future Dental is at the very leading edge in all areas of dentistry including the safest and most aesthetic crowns.

What is a dental crown?

A dental crown is a cap that covers and protects a damaged or weakened tooth, restoring its shape, size, strength, and appearance. It can be made from different materials, such as porcelain, ceramic, metal, or a combination of materials, and is cemented into place over the existing tooth. Crowns are used to protect, restore, or improve the appearance of teeth.

Who is a good candidate for a dental crown?

A good candidate for a dental crown is someone with a damaged, weakened, or cosmetically flawed tooth that has enough healthy structure remaining to support the crown and healthy gums. A dental crown may be recommended for a severely decayed or damaged tooth, a tooth with a large filling that has weakened the remaining tooth structure, a cracked or fractured tooth, a misshapen or discoloured tooth, or a tooth that has undergone a root canal or has been replaced with a dental implant. A qualified dentist can evaluate each case and recommend the most appropriate treatment.

How long do crowns last?

The lifespan of a dental crown depends on factors such as the material used, wear and tear, and care. They can last 5 to 15 years, although some metal crowns can last longer. Good oral hygiene and avoiding chewing on hard objects can help maximize their lifespan. If a crown becomes loose or damaged, it should be repaired or replaced by a dentist.


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