Dental Crowns

Dental Crowns in Lower Hutt, NZ

If you have a missing or damaged tooth, a dentist may recommend placing a dental crown in your mouth to improve your oral health and smile.

Crowned Tooth

What Are Dental Crowns?

Dental crowns are tooth-shaped restoration fixtures that completely cover the outer surface of damaged teeth or dental implants. In the past, a gold grown was the standard type of crown; however, now they are often made of strengthened porcelain, hardened plastic, or porcelain fused to metal crowns.

They have various uses, ranging from replacing a missing tooth to changing an existing tooth’s colour and shape. You can also use them to protect the tooth, strengthen it, or restore a weakened tooth after a root canal treatment.

How Are Dental Crowns Placed?

Having a dental crown fitted requires two steps but it is completed on the same day! During the first procedure, one of our qualified dentists will shape your tooth’s outer surface then take a 3D scan of your teeth. With this scan your dentist will be able to design and mill a seamless restoration. It is very important to match the surround teeth not just with the appearance, but with the shape. As we need to ensure that when you bite on this tooth it feels normal and blends in naturally to your smile. After the designing process we will being the manufacture. This will take around 45minutes – 1 hour and we will get you back in to secure the crown in place.

 

What Are the Benefits of a Crown?

Some of the advantages dental crowns offer include:

  • Long lifespan of up to 15 years
  • Improved appearance and confidence
  • Better oral health
  • With dental crowns, you should brush your teeth as usual and keep an eye on your gum line to ensure it stays in line with the rest of your teeth.

Contact Central Hutt Dental in Lower Hutt

 

Reach out to one of our dentists to determine if a dental crown would be the right option for you. Please schedule an appointment online or by dialling 04 566 1122 today.