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Dental Crowns

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What is a Dental Crown?
How much are dental crowns?
Advantages of a dental crown
What to expect from a dental crown appointment

A dental crown is a thin, custom-made cover that snugly encases your existing tooth, adding strength, protecting your natural tooth, and enhancing its appearance.

At National Dental Care Chadstone, we provide quality dental crown services tailored to your dental needs. With years of experience, the Chadstone team will work with you to understand your smile goals and the options available.

If you're looking to improve your smile, consider scheduling a consultation with our team in Chadstone today.

What is a Dental Crown?

Dental crowns are a great way to repair a compromised or damaged tooth, and they have several benefits for your oral health. In fact, a crown can make the difference between preserving a natural tooth and having it extracted.

A dental crown is like a thin shell that fits over your natural tooth. It is made especially for your tooth so you won’t feel any real difference - and because it looks completely natural, no one will even know it’s there!

Dental crowns are usually made from porcelain, which is a very strong material that can be matched to your natural tooth colour. However, you can also choose a dental crown made from gold, which doesn’t have the same natural look, but does offer added strength. That’s why gold is usually used for back teeth that can’t be seen when you smile, but do more of the heaving lifting when it comes to chewing.

Patient experiencing pain from a cracked tooth

Patient experiencing pain from a cracked tooth

A dental crown is typically recommended when a natural tooth has become weakened, broken,or otherwise damaged. For example, people who have had a root canal procedure may need a dental crown to enhance the tooth's strength and durability.

A dental crown can also improve the appearance of teeth that are stained or irregularly shaped. If tooth discolouration can’t be addressed with traditional teeth whitening, a dental crown can be used to achieve a whiter smile.

How much are dental crowns?

The cost of a dental crown will vary depending on which tooth or teeth are involved and your level of private health insurance.

During your initial consultation at National Dental Care Chadstone, your dentist will evaluate your specific needs and provide you with a personalised treatment plan along with an accurate cost estimate.

  • Health Funds: At National Dental Care Chadstone, we accept all major health fund providers. Plus, our HICAPS facilities allow you to claim your rebate on the spot after your treatment – there’s no waiting around. National Dental Care Chadstone is also a preferred provider for many health funds - so if you’re with one of our preferred provider funds, you can utilise your dental extras to minimise out-of-pocket expenses. We're here to help you make the most of your dental benefits.
  • Payment Plans: Our payment plans, SmileFund and Afterpay, provide a flexible, interest-free payment option, ensuring you receive the care you need without worrying about the cost.

Advantages of a dental crown

A dental crown is an excellent solution to a number of problems and offers a variety of advantages.

Dentist perfecting the shape of a patients crown

Dentist perfecting the shape of a patients crown

  1. Reinforced Protection: The main benefit of a dental crown is its capacity to strengthen a damaged or injured tooth, preventing possible issues arising from tooth weakness.
  2. Enhanced Aesthetics: Dental crowns can effectively conceal misshapen or discoloured teeth, resulting in a more radiant and whiter smile.
  3. Exceptional Durability: With proper maintenance, a well-fitted dental crown can offer a long-lasting solution that requires minimal care after its initial placement.

What to expect from a dental crown appointment

Here’s what to expect from start to finish when you get a dental crown at National Dental Care Chadstone.

  • Have something to eat and drink before your appointment
  • Brush and floss your teeth
  • Your dentist will apply a local anaesthetic to numb the area
  • They will remove a thin layer from your tooth and shape the tooth
  • They may take a scan or a mould of your tooth.
  • They will attach a temporary crown and shape it to your bite
  • The whole procedure may be a little uncomfortable but not painful
  • Raise your hand any time you need a break
  • The area may be numb for a few hours following the procedure
  • The area may be tender for a day or two after the procedure
  • During the second appointment, your dentist will remove the temporary crown
  • They will put the permanent crown on to check the fit is correct
  • They will then attach the permanent dental crown with dental cement
  • They will shape the crown to your bite

Seeking both aesthetics and functionality for your teeth? At National Dental Care Chadstone, we provide professional dental crown services aimed at enhancing your smile.

Schedule a consultation with us today to learn about the potential benefits of dental crowns and initiate the journey toward a healthier smile.

Frequently asked questions

Getting a dental crown is a common and highly safe procedure. The most typical side effect is tenderness around the treated area following the procedure, which will go away in a day or so and can be managed with over-the-counter pain medication in the meantime.

It is also possible to experience discomfort when the anaesthesia wears off. In this case, you will need to visit your dentist as soon as possible, as the crown may need to be better shaped to your tooth. This is not a common side effect but is something to be aware of.

Over time, there’s a chance your dental crown chips, breaks, or even may come off. This is not common but can happen due to wear and tear, and can largely be avoided with good care. Should this occur, your dentist will either fix and reattach the crown, or have a new one made.

Crowns are usually suitable for teeth that have been heavily restored with previous fillings, or for teeth that have severe decay. The most common reason a crown fails is not the crown itself, but the tooth underneath.

If the crown does fail, you can often have it replaced.There is no set time to replace crowns - and with good oral hygiene and regular check-ups, a crown can typically last for many years.

Proper care - including regular brushing, flossing, and dental check-ups at National Dental Care Chadstone - can help your dental crown to last as long as possible.

No, the process of receiving a dental crown is typically painless, as your dentist will apply a local anaesthetic to ensure the treated area is numb.

While you may experience some discomfort from keeping your mouth open during the procedure, you can signal for a break at any time.

Our caring team of dental professionals at National Dental Care Chadstone is here to keep you comfortable throughout the entire treatment.

Yes. A dental crown can greatly improve the strength, health, and appearance of your natural tooth. It’s a good solution for a number of issues, so be sure to discuss getting a crown with our dental team.

Our dental team at National Dental Care Chadstone may be able to offer alternative solutions such as dental veneers, or explain why a crown is the best option for your needs.