Dental Crowns

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Regular dental fillings are a great way to repair small cracks or decay, but in some cases, a simple filling may not be enough to repair more significant damage.

When large parts of a tooth need to be removed to repair severe cracks, decay or deterioration, a dental crown will be used in place of a simple filling.

Dental crowns are a crucial procedure in modern dentistry used for cosmetic enhancement and dental protection. At Coburg Hill Oral Care, we offer high-quality crowning services to improve your oral health and restore your smile.

What are Dental Crowns?

Dental crowns are custom-made cap, or covering, made to cover the entire tooth. They are a permanent solution used to restore a vulnerable tooth’s shape, size, functionality and strength, improving overall dental appearance and minimising the risk of decay in the process.

Today, there are a variety of techniques available for tooth strengthening, ranging from minimal preparation of the tooth structure for inlays and onlays, to the traditional full coverage cemented crowns.

There is also a large range of materials available that are used to make crowns, inlays, and onlays. These include non-precious metal crowns to fully aesthetic ceramics with tints and in-built white coloured shades.

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When Do You Need Crowns?

Crowns are considered a last resort for teeth that are beyond repair when traditional solutions such as white fillings won’t suffice.

Crowning is recommended for people whose teeth are:

  • heavily worn;
  • discoloured;
  • loose;
  • chipped; or

In some cases, cracks may develop because of a heavy bite that places stress on the teeth. In such situations, the misaligned bite needs to be addressed before using a crowns to repair the teeth.

Crowns may also be recommended to avoid infection, such as after a root canal treatment, to provide structure and preserve the damaged tooth. They may also be used alongside dental implants — that can replace missing teeth lost to decay, injury, or periodontal disease.

Rebuild Your Teeth at Coburg Hill Oral Care

Arrange a consultation with our dentists or oral health therapists today to discuss your options to rebuild your smile. You can contact our dental team at Coburg Hill Oral Care on (03) 9041 5301 or book online.

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Let Us Help You Put On Your Best Smile

If you are unsure whether or not you are a good candidate for this procedure, you can consult with our oral health professionals. Our friendly team will be more than happy to discuss our services with you, and which treatment is appropriate for your needs.

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