Dental Crowns in Sunbury have evolved in the best ways

Dr. Terry Rose, Smile In Style

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.

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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