Dental Crowns in Sunbury have evolved in the best ways

For decades, dental crowns have been used by dentists to restore strength to weakened, damaged teeth. Early dental crowns were crafted from gold. High quality gold has very little, if any impact on oral tissues, making it biocompatible as far as metals are concerned. The problem with gold crowns is that the material is quite costly. For this reason, gold was replaced as a restorative dental material, and metal alloy crowns were born.

Dr. Terry Rose, Smile In Style

Metal crowns are not without certain challenges of their own. Metal crowns are not only unattractive, but pose the problem of the galvanic effect in the mouth. Dr. Rose follows modern technology and treats Smile in Style patients with metal-free ceramic crowns.

There are several advantages to ceramic dental crowns, which we believe our patients from Sunbury, Moonee Ponds, and surrounding areas deserve to enjoy. Ceramic is a far more attractive material than metal, looking very much like natural tooth enamel. Ceramic is an ideal material for dental restorations. A ceramic crown is incredibly durable, able to last decades. The characteristics of ceramic crowns also lead to the optimal fit between the restoration and the prepared tooth structure, further promoting longevity.

CEREC ceramic crowns for a same day solution

The traditional crown process has several different steps. First decay is removed and a now core filling material is placed. The tooth is then prepared so that the crown will fit will and achieve a balanced bite. Sometimes, root canal therapy is needed before the placement of a crown.

The next step in the process is impressions. Impressions allow a technician to design your new crown to fit precisely over the prepared tooth, and also against the opposing tooth so the bite is retained. Conventional impressions use messy putty that can be uncomfortable and inefficient. Using CEREC technology, our team captures all necessary images and is able to gain a 3D view of the tooth and oral structure from quick, comfortable imaging and no messy impressions.

In the traditional crown process, the patient would be fitted with a temporary crown to wear for a few weeks while the permanent crown was fabricated in a dental lab. Again, CEREC has improved the process by eliminating that step. After sending 3D images to the CEREC software, the crown is crafted in our in-house milling machine, which carves crowns from high quality ceramic within minutes. By the end of just one visit, the new crown is completed, applied to the tooth, polished, and you are on your way to enjoy your healthy new smile.

Smile in Style is dedicated to helping our patients achieve their oral health goals. Contact us in Moonee Ponds 03 8400 4104 or Sunbury 03 8001 6021 to experience high quality affordable dental care.


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Safe Amalgam Removal Protocol

  • Chlorella drink prior is given prior to treatment and a mouth rinse post-treatment. Chlorella can help bind and prevent mercury absorption.
  • Physical protective barriers - Masks, protective coverings, eyewear, in-mouth non-latex dental dams, and other steps are taken to prevent physical contact with mercury for the patient and staff.
  • Oral evacuation - Generous amounts of water are used to continuously rinse particulate matter from the mouth while suctioning it away. Combined with protective dental dams, this prevents patients from swallowing dental amalgam particles during treatment. Additionally, the rinsing helps lower the temperature of the filling, reducing the amount of mercury vapour released.
  • External air - A continuous supply of non-contaminated air or oxygen is delivered via a mask or similar apparatus, preventing inhalation of mercury vapour or particles.
  • "Chunk it out" method - Rather than using a drill to grind the filling down, it is carefully removed in the largest possible pieces, minimising friction, vaporisation.
  • High Volume Evacuation Suction is used by the dental assistant to remove amalgam particles in the mouth.
  • High Volume Air suction and Air Purifiers are used in the clinical room that is able to remove mercury vapour from the room.
  • Amalgam separator use - This device collects mercury-contaminated waste before it can enter the sewage system, allowing us to dispose of it safely.