Dental Crowns

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A crown is a tooth shaped cover which fits neatly over your natural tooth to protect and restore the tooth’s function and appearance. 

Crowns can be used to:

At Mildura Family Dental we ensure that each crown is custom-made to provide a long-term protection and natural aesthetics for your tooth.

Frequently Asked Questions

A dental crown is a cap or covering that is placed over a damaged or decayed tooth to restore its shape, size, strength, and appearance. Crowns can be made of various materials, such as porcelain, ceramic, metal, or a combination of materials.

You may need a dental crown if you have a tooth that is severely damaged, decayed, weakened, or discolored. Crowns can also be used to support dental bridges or cover dental implants.

The lifespan of a dental crown depends on the type of crown, the material used, and how well you take care of your teeth and gums. On average, dental crowns can last 10-15 years with proper care.

The work should be protected for night time grinding with an occlusal splint.

The process for getting a dental crown typically involves two visits to the dentist. During the first visit, the tooth is prepared by removing any decay or damage and shaping it to accommodate the crown. An impression of the tooth is then taken to create the custom crown. During the second visit, the crown is placed and adjusted for fit and comfort.

The process of getting a dental crown typically involves some discomfort or sensitivity, but local anesthesia can be used to numb the area and minimize pain. After the procedure, you may experience some soreness or sensitivity, which should subside within a few days.

You should care for your dental crown by practicing good oral hygiene, including brushing and flossing daily and visiting the dentist regularly for cleanings and checkups. You should also avoid chewing on hard or sticky foods that can damage the crown.

Yes, a dental crown can be replaced if it becomes damaged, worn, or dislodged. Talk to your dentist if you experience any issues with your crown.

The cost of a dental crown can vary depending on the material used, the complexity of the procedure, and your location.

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