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Dental Crowns Sydney CBD

Dental crown IllustrationProtecting your tooth with a full coverage dental crown can help your smile stand up to the test of time. When teeth are susceptible to erosion, breakage or other trauma, covering them with a “cap” makes them strong enough to withstand everyday use.

What Is a Crown?

A dental crown is a protective cover that slips over the entire portion of the tooth that’s visible above the gums. The integrity of the crown distributes pressure evenly across the tooth so that the compromised enamel doesn’t break apart any further.

Unlike fillings, crowns go over teeth instead of inside them. We may recommend getting a dental crown if your tooth has been affected by

  • Severe tooth decay
  • Aggressive wear or trauma
  • Recent root canal treatment
  • An older, leaky filling
  • Replacement with an individual implant

Customised Crown Design

Each of our dental crowns is personalised to reflect the best shape, shade and overall appearance for our patients’ smiles. In most cases, we prefer to use high-quality ceramics that are both durable and aesthetically pleasing. Ultimately, we want to restore your tooth’s normal function as well as return your smile to its normal contour and colour.

Along with your customised crown, our calm and welcoming practice is committed to ensuring a positive and relaxing experience. We’re here to look after your overall wellbeing just as much as the future of your teeth.

Planning for Your Crown Treatment

Getting a new dental crown typically requires two separate trips to our office. During the first appointment, we’ll numb your tooth with a small amount of local anaesthetic. When it’s desensitised, the outer layer of your enamel is reduced in size, and the damaged portions are removed. Then we’ll take an impression, which our lab uses to hand-design your new crown.

You’ll wear a temporary crown over your tooth for about two weeks. When your permanent cap is completed by our lab, you’ll come back for a shorter visit to have it tried in and permanently bonded to your tooth. Numbing usually isn’t needed at your second visit.

Crown Care and Maintenance

Dental crowns protect your tooth for several years. But to prevent new decay from forming around the edges (and the crown failing), it’s important to carefully brush and floss each day. Gentle, proper flossing will not pull a stable crown off of your tooth. However, if you feel anything catching, do not force the floss through; let us know about the issue straightaway.

We recommend sleeping in a protective nightguard to minimise the risk of chipping and wear, caused by bruxism (grinding and clenching of your teeth).

Schedule a checkup every six months, so that we can evaluate the integrity of your new crown and other existing dental work.

Do I Need a Dental Crown?

Investing in a dental crown Sydney CBD can help to extend the life of your tooth and reduce your risk of an extraction or dental emergency. It offers more protection than a smaller filling. Contact us today to find out if a ceramic crown is the best thing for your smile’s needs.


* Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

Dental Crowns Sydney CBD, Park Street NSW | (02) 9264 5333