Also known as a tooth cap, a dental crown is a filling that is used to stabilise existing teeth. Dental crowns fit over the top of your existing tooth to restore the structure and function of damaged, decayed or chipped teeth. Our dentists will often suggest a tooth cap when the tooth itself has become weak or is in danger of being lost.
The team at Ipswich Family Dental is highly experienced in the tooth crown procedure and can correct problems with damaged teeth quickly and effectively. We recommend seeking treatment as soon as possible to avoid more expensive and invasive treatments for tooth loss. Our team offers high-quality restorative dental solutions to patients of all ages, so you can quickly discover what your life is like with teeth caps before and after the procedure.
The Benefits of Dental Crowns
There are good reasons why dental crowns are a popular method of restorative dentistry around Australia. The benefits and uses of tooth caps include:
- Strengthening the damaged tooth and surrounding teeth
- Restoring teeth to their natural size and shape
- Covering and protecting a dental implant
- Protecting a week tooth from breaking
- Restoring a broken tooth to its previous strength
- Improving the colour of teeth
- Holding a filling in place
- Enhancing the overall appearance of your smile
Crowns vs. Veneers
We’re often asked what the difference is between a tooth crown or veneers. Although they are both used to protect and strengthen damaged teeth, veneers only cover the front surface of the tooth while crowns encase the entire tooth. Crowns are a longer-term solution than veneers, and they do typically cost more. It’s important to discuss all the options with your dentist to work out what is best for your needs.
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