At Grand Dental, we’ve guided many patients review all their options before deciding on a treatment. Over the years we’ve captured all our patients’ Frequently Asked Questions. Everyone is unique and understanding how it suits your own personal situation is very important.
Take a look at Frequently Asked Questions below, and please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
Dental Crowns FAQs
Teeth with large fillings pose a threat and risk of tooth fracture in the future making the tooth unrestorable. Cracks may also be present in these particular teeth. Molar teeth with previous root canal treatments are also vulnerable to fracture as they become brittle. Whichever the case, Dr Max will identify the situation to you and recommend a crown to protect the existing tooth structure, so you will be able to keep your teeth for a longer time.
Crowns are a delicate combination of art and science. They are hand made by our ceramist and endless characteristics can be tweaked to best match your smile. If you are looking for a smile makeover, Dr Max can discuss with you how ceramic crowns can create a brilliant smile you can be proud of.
If you think you may need a ceramic crown or have any questions, please contact us.
At your first appointment for a Ceramic Crown, local anaesthesia will be used for numbing the tooth and the surrounding gums. Dr Max will prepare the tooth conservatively to create room for the ceramic crown. We need a minimum of 1-2mm thickness of ceramic for strength.
Once the tooth is prepared, an impression or mould is taken. This allows our ceramist to custom make the crown to the shape and contour of your natural teeth. At this stage, we will take the time to show you different shades of ceramics available and to select one which best suits your tooth.
During the time the crown is being finalised, a temporary crown is fabricated and seated onto the prepared tooth. The purpose of a temporary crown is to seal the prepared tooth from sensitivity and to ensure the shape of your gums are maintained.
The ceramic crown is usually ready to be seated within 2 weeks. We will remove the temporary crown and assess the fit of the final crown. If the fit is perfect, the ceramic crown is bonded onto the tooth. A dental X-ray will be taken to confirm the fit and bonding of the crown. You will be provided with all the necessary instructions to take proper care of your new crown.