Dental Crowns

Dental Crowns in Lower Hutt, NZ

Dental Crowns restore the function, aesthetic and strength of a damaged, broken or heavily filled tooth by changing its shape and colour!

Crowned Tooth

What Are Dental Crowns?

Dental crowns are fixtures that cover the outer surface of the damaged teeth or implant and give it a natural and improved look. Traditionally, they were made of gold, or porcelain fused to metal; however, today, they are made of porcelain, or zirconia. They are made to match the colour and shape of your existing teeth to give them a natural appearance.

You can use them to protect the tooth, strengthen it, or restore a weakened one after a root canal treatment. They help protect damaged teeth, or teeth who have undergone complex procedures. Dental crowns are the best option to aid in the longevity of the tooth.

HOW ARE DENTAL CROWNS PLACED?

  • Your damaged tooth is shaped and prepared conservatively to enable a strong crown restoration and seamless fit.
  • We then take a 3D scan of the preparation and surrounding teeth to design a custom fitted restoration to your bite. Each crown is shade matched to your surrounding teeth to blend in seamlessly.
  • The crown will then be designed and manufactured at our in-house laboratory, which takes between 45 minutes and an hour. This procedure is typically completed in a single visit. You are welcome to sit in our waiting lounge and enjoy a coffee while you watch some TV or enjoy some shopping at the local shopping mall.
  • Once your custom crown is designed, colour matched and milled. Our dentist will then cement the crown into place. Ensuring to check that it’s fit, and function is preforming to requirements.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF A CROWN?

Dental crowns are an excellent way to strengthen damaged or broken teeth. Here are a few more benefits they can offer:

  • If maintained by regular periodic appointments with your Dentist and Hygienist you can expect a long lifespan of your crown, some patients even prove that they can stand the test of time!
  • Improved appearance and confidence with a perfect and natural smile
  • Overall improved oral health with an excellent function and strengthened support

Our team will give you some oral health tips and tricks during your appointment to make sure everything is in order!

Book an appointment for your dental crown today!

 

Get in touch with our team if you believe a dental crown will be the right treatment option for you. We will be happy to answer any questions and welcome you for an initial consultation to discuss your options!