Porcelain Crowns & Onlays, Melbourne
Capping teeth with porcelain crowns restores the shape and strength of a tooth, improving structure and appearance with lasting results. If you’re suffering from cracked, chipped, discoloured, decayed or otherwise imperfect teeth, we can create an upfront, tailored treatment plan to restore strength and structural integrity to your teeth.
CHOOSE TOORAK DENTAL STUDIO
For high-quality dental crowns in Melbourne
We’re dedicated to staying at the forefront of the industry with ongoing training and state-of-the-art technology in our Toorak dental studio. With a range of teeth capping options, such as porcelain crowns and gold tooth crowns, we can find the most effective treatment to enhance the long-term health and appearance of your mouth. Though our preferred choice is to preserve natural teeth, sometimes this isn’t possible. In these cases, we offer tooth replacement to achieve a beautifully natural-looking smile.
Dental teeth capping explained
Porcelain crowns are considered safe and we do everything we can at TDS to ensure the well-being of our patients. Like all medical treatments, there are some potential side-effects and complications to be aware of, but you can minimise your risk by following the aftercare guide of your dentist.
Potential complications associated with dental crowns include:
- Allergic reactions
- Chips or damage to the crown
- Tooth infections
- Loosening or loss of crown
- Sensitivity to heat and cold in the capped tooth
Depending on your insurance plan and level of cover, you may be able to offset or reduce the cost of crowns for teeth. Some types of dental work are covered in extras insurance policies, although comprehensive levels of cover may be required in order to be able to claim on your insurance.
Many funds do cover treatments like crowns, inlays and onlays, so check your individual policy to find out.
Porcelain crowns look and feel like a natural tooth; they’re shaped to perfectly fit cracks in the teeth and are made from tooth-coloured material. This means you won’t feel them in your mouth, and they won’t affect your everyday activities such as eating and talking.
After the procedure, you may be able to feel the dental crown, but this sensation will fade quickly and soon enough, you won’t even notice that it’s there.
There are multiple types of dental crowns available, and the best one for you depends on your condition and oral health goals. Some of the more common types include:
- Gold tooth crown - a combination of copper and other metals, a gold tooth crown is chosen for its durability and resistance. They last a long time but are more obvious in the mouth compared to tooth-coloured crowns.
- Porcelain crowns - the most common type of crown used in modern dentistry, porcelain crowns look and feel natural, making them the best choice for capping front teeth.
- Porcelain fused-to-zirconia crowns (PFZ) - PFZ crowns use porcelain material for aesthetic purposes and are fused with zirconia for extra strength.
Crowns vs. onlays vs. inlays: which is best for you?
Choosing Toorak Dental Studio means choosing personal, tailored dental care for optimal outcomes. You may be confused about some of the different treatment options we offer, especially in the field of restorative dentistry. When a tooth is decayed beyond the point of repair by a filling, we’ll opt for inlays, onlays or crowns. An inlay is a single, solid piece of material that fits perfectly into cavities to cover small chips. An onlay is slightly bigger – it covers the cusp of a tooth. Dental crowns are reserved for more serious damage; they’re placed over the entire tooth once decay has been removed, and are more of a replacement than a repair.
Your oral health is our priority
While appearance enhancements are an integral part of what we do, we’re also passionate about your long-term oral health. Our services extend to care for your gums, jaw and facial features, and we offer TMJ treatment for patients suffering from jaw pain.