Correct gaps and discolouration with our realistic dental crowns on the Central Coast.
The leading dentists for reliable and realistic dental crowns in Lake Haven
Concerned you might need dental crowns in Lake Haven? Advance Family Dental is your number one choice for dental crowns in Lake Haven — we have the experience, skills and technology to create crowns that protect, rebuild or replace damaged teeth and improve the cosmetic appearance of your smile.
Our crowns are designed to maintain the natural structural integrity of your teeth, improve the structure of your profile and ensure both good bite strength and pain-free chewing.
If you’re experiencing any pain or discomfort while chewing, book a consultation with the professional team from Advance Family Dental. We can diagnose the problem and if necessary, we can have natural-looking crowns made to match the shape and colour of your existing teeth.
What are dental crowns?
Dental crowns — also known as caps — are used to cover your tooth down to the gum line and are used to protect and restore the structure of teeth that have suffered significant decay or other trauma.
Crowns can be made from a combination of metal alloys and porcelain, or ceramic crowns provide a completely metal-free alternative and offer the best cosmetic properties.
Why do I need dental crowns?
Dental crowns are required to cover broken or decayed teeth when too much of the original tooth is missing (sometimes crowns are required after root canal treatment). Crowns can also be used to protect a weak tooth from breaking or to cover a stained tooth.
Upon placement, dental crowns immediately provide support for damaged teeth. They will also prevent further damage from occurring and prevent the mouth from adapting to the damaged tooth/teeth. This can lead to misalignments or a bite that is not quite aligned or spreading damage to the surrounding teeth.
What does the procedure involve?
Installing crowns is a straightforward treatment and generally requires two appointments. In your first appointment, we will prepare the tooth by removing a layer of the outer surface. To make the crown, we will then take an impression of your tooth/teeth and send the impressions to our state-of-the-art laboratory. The crown will be made to the same thickness as the removed layer of your tooth.
We will match your new crown/crowns to the colour of your other teeth so they will blend in perfectly with your natural smile.
Our dentists will provide a temporary crown or bridge while you wait for the custom construction of your permanent crown. When the permanent crown is ready, we will invite you back for your second appointment and your dentist will fit it into place using dental cement or adhesive.
Pros and cons of dental crowns in Lake Haven
Crowns are designed to protect teeth that have been weakened or broken — but they can also be used to improve the appearance of stained teeth from coffee, tea, red wine and other dark drinks and foods. Crowns are an excellent solution to tooth damage because they cannot decay and can last for many years if they are cared for properly.
Of course, with every upside comes a downside. Crowns can break or fall off if they aren’t properly cared for — perhaps the cement doesn’t hold or the tooth under the crown has continued to decay.
Regular cleaning, x-rays and check-ups can prevent any further damage to the underlying tooth.
How to care for your dental crowns
You should always treat your dental crowns like your natural teeth. While the crown itself cannot decay, the edge of the tooth that the crown sits on can — with this in mind, we recommend maintaining your regular dental hygiene habits i.e. brushing your teeth with fluoride toothpaste (2 – 3 times per day), flossing (at least once a day) and rinsing your mouth out with mouthwash (morning and night).
FAQs about dental crowns in Lake Haven
Contact us for professional dental crowns in Lake Haven today
If you are experiencing any pain or discomfort, please get in touch with Advance Family Dental for a consultation. We can diagnose the problem and determine whether you need dental crowns in our Lake Haven practice.
Contact us to book a consultation today — conveniently located outside of Lake Haven Shopping Centre, we offer weekend appointments and late afternoon appointments to ensure you get the dental treatment you need.