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Affordable Dental Crown & Bridge by Experienced Dentists
Restore Your Beautiful Smile
Dental Crown & Bridge are the most popular restorative dental method we use to help patients get their smile back stronger and stunning, more so compared to the original tooth. It’s time to stop letting missing teeth, discomfort, and pain hold you back any longer.
Our expert team are very experienced at equipping your mouth with dental crowns and bridges, helping you to love your smile once again. Our professional dental team is highly-adept at these procedures and are on-hand to answer any questions you may have regarding dental crown or bridge treatment.
At Uplus Dental, we also create all of our restorations in a local, trusted lab, ensuring that you’re left with the highest quality results that will last long-term.
As dental professionals, you can also be assured that we only ever use materials which have proven to be safe, durable, and long-lasting.
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Our highly qualified dental team has a wealth of experience and knowledge in general, cosmetic, orthodontic, endodontic, surgical and implant dentistry, skilled professionals who are committed to providing the utmost standard of care. You have a choice of six experienced dentists who will look after you at your disposal.
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Our dental service includes a complete dental examination and cleaning, a full-mouth restoration, or anything in between. We promise to provide you with exceptional care as we enhance the natural beauty of your smile.
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We understand the importance of your teeth both functionally and aesthetically and aim to create beautiful, healthy natural smiles that will last for your life.
What is a Dental Crown?
A dental crown is a reinforced shell which covers the entire tooth. A dental crown is sometimes known as a ‘cap’. Modern biocompatible dentistry uses all-ceramic crowns for front and back teeth which blend seamlessly with the tooth and gum. On back teeth, gold can be used as it is super strong. It is also biocompatible and appearance is unlikely to be an issue at the back of the mouth.
A dental crown is a replacement tooth or ‘restoration’ which is designed to repair a cracked, worn down or broken tooth. If you have a chipped tooth or a tooth that has become damaged as a result of decay then a dental crown can protect it from further trauma.
People often refer to a dental crown as a ‘cap’ because it sits over your damaged tooth in order to protect its structure. A dental crown has the shape and colour of a natural tooth and fits in well with your natural teeth. There are a variety of reasons for having a dental crown which is discussed further in this section.
Why do I need a Dental Crown?
- A tooth with a large filling has a high risk of cracking and splitting. The cracks can be so severe that a sudden break can even result in tooth loss. A dental crown acts a shield to the biting force; protecting and making the tooth last longer.
- Teeth with big fillings are difficult to mould to the correct shape and colour in the mouth. A crown made by a dental technician will fit the tooth better and its appearance and biting function will be improved.
- A crown can be used for a single tooth or to improve your smile much like dental porcelain veneers.
Am I suitable for a Dental Crown?
If you have experienced any of the following then you will be considered for a dental crown:
- A dental implant: if you have had an implant inserted then a crown is fitted to this implant by means of a small attachment called an abutment.
- Bruxism: also known as teeth grinding: if you have a tendency to grind your teeth, and your diet is poor as well then this will have a negative effect on your teeth. Your teeth will erode to the point where a crown may be the only treatment option.
- Accident or injury: if you have been involved in an accident which has resulted in a broken or badly chipped tooth then it can be repaired with a crown.
- Aesthetic: some patients choose to have a crown for cosmetic reasons.
- Root canal surgery: if you have undergone root canal treatment then a crown may be necessary to strengthen the tooth.
- Significant fracture: if you have a seriously fractured tooth that cannot be repaired by composite bonding then consider having a crown.
- Large filling: a crown can offer extra protection if you have undergone a rather large filling.
- Severe decay: if you have a tooth which shows serious signs of decay then a crown may be the only answer. This decay may have weakened the structure to such an extent that it is unable to hold a filling.
Your dentist will discuss this form of treatment with you as well as assessing your suitability for a crown.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a dental crown made from?
Dental crowns can be made from a wide range of materials. These include ceramics, porcelain, gold or a combination of metals which have been fused to a porcelain shell.
With modern materials, we can combine the strengthening properties of crowns with excellent aesthetics to give a functional and natural-looking appearance.
The all-ceramic or all-porcelain crowns are the best options as they have a natural look and are indistinguishable from natural teeth.
There are many different brands and types of porcelain crown and this tends to be reflected in the price. The better the quality of material used the more expensive the crown will be.
What is the procedure for having a dental crown fitted?
The treatment consists of two stages:
This involves an initial consultation in which all the treatment options are discussed with you. Following this the dentist will then prepare your tooth for the crown.
You will be given a local anaesthetic before the start of the treatment.
The dentist will then clean the tooth to be capped; removing any signs of decay and will then reshape it using a small drill called a ‘burr’. The aim is toe achieve a tapered tooth which will enable the crown to fit snugly over it.
Once these is done the dentist will then make a mould using dental wax (putty) to take an impression of your teeth. This involves you biting into the wax to leave an imprint of your teeth. This mould is then sent to a dental laboratory where it will be used as a blueprint for your new crown.
This can take 2 to 3 weeks so during that time you will be given a temporary crown to wear.
In your second visit the dentist will remove the temporary crown before etching the surface of the tooth with a special type of acid which give it a rough surface. This rough surface will enable the dental cement to form a strong bond between the tooth and the crown.
The dentist will then fit your new crown over your tooth and check its fitting and alignment. He or she will also check to see that it fits in well with your natural teeth.
Once you are both happy with this then your dentist will use dental cement to fix the crown in place.
How long does the dental crown procedure take?
The procedure is carried out in two stages and the time taken depends on how many teeth you are having crowned.
If you are having several teeth crowned then this will, naturally, take longer than a single tooth.
You are looking at two visits with a 2 week period in-between.
Does it hurt having a dental crown?
No. You will be given a local anaesthetic at the start of the treatment which will help to numb the area.
What are the benefits of a dental crown?
These include protection against further decay or erosion and an improved looking smile. A crown helps to hide that badly chipped tooth or those unsightly looking front teeth. If you were self-conscious about your smile before this treatment then you will be pleasantly surprised by the outcome.
Can anything go wrong with a dental crown?
Crowns are a tried and tested form of dental treatment as countless patients will testify to. There are not usually any problems with a permanent crown but, problems can occur with a temporary crown.
Your dentist will fit you with a temporary crown whilst you are waiting for the dental lab to fabricate your permanent crown. This crown is cemented in place but with a much less stronger form of cement than used in the permanent one.
The temporary crown is made from plastic and because of this, can sometimes work itself loose.
Because of this your dentist will advise you to take some precautions whilst waiting for your new crown. These include the following:
- Avoid any hard chewing or sticky food: this means avoiding hard foods such as carrots or chewy sweets such as toffee!
- Minimise the load on the crown: by this we mean avoid too much chewing on the side of the mouth which contains the temporary crown. Try and eat on the other side of your mouth only.
- Take care when brushing and/or flossing your teeth: be careful when doing so as you may pull the crown off the tooth.
If you have any pain in your tooth or gums or if you notice that your tooth is unusually sensitive, contact your dentist.
Does a dental crown look different to natural teeth?
You may be aware of your new crown for the first few days as it does have a slightly different shape to your other teeth. This is completely normal and you will get used to it after a few days.
The all-porcelain crowns look completely natural and blend in well with your natural teeth.
How long does a dental crown last for?
Once bonded to the teeth crowns are very strong. The average life span of a crown is 10-15 years and even then may only need to be changed for cosmetic reasons if the edge of the crown shows due to gum recession. It is easy to forget that biting force is incredibly strong and even natural teeth can crack and chip so a crown can also break sooner if it undergoes too much biting pressure.
So it all depends on you. If you look after your crown in the same way as your other teeth and have regular check-ups with your dentist then they will last for a long time.
Is there an alternative to a dental crown?
If you are not suitable for a crown then consider having a dental veneer. These are thin ‘shells’ which fit over your teeth in order to improve their appearance.
Your dentist will be able to advise you about an alternative.
The section on dental veneers contains useful information about this alternative form of treatment.
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Why Uplus Dental?
- Highly qualified and friendly dental team
- All treatment provided by experienced dentists
- Ethical, patient-centred care
- Strict infection control protocols
- Child Dental Benefit Scheme
- Accepts government vouchers (including dentures)
- Affordable treatment without compromising quality
- Instant HICAPS health rebate claiming
- All major health funds accepted
- Easy access from Strathfield Station or parking at the plaza
- No weekend or public holiday surcharges
- All emergencies are given Priority
- Book online 24/7 or call us on (02) 8068 4080
Testimonials - Dentist Strathfield
What They Say
"The staff were absolutely amazing, very thorough and gentle, told me any work I needed but didn't push it on me, I will definitely go back."
"Very pleasant and the dentist was very informative. Did a great job with the teeth whitening. Also squeezed in my son for a checkup and extraction."
"I went for the first time today and I was extremely nervous as I had not been to a dentist in 4 years due to moving here from Ireland. They made me feel really comfortable and the dentist and dental nurse were very friendly and explained everything to me very well. I couldn't recommend this dentist enough. The receptionist also was very helpful and friendly. Waiting time was not long."
"The Dentist did a good job, identified some filling issues and did the fillings on same day charging less money. The workplace was Neat & Tidy. All staff very polite and welcoming. Overall a nice Experience."
Packages & Bundles
Clean Package $159 or no gap
more than 45% Off
- All provided by dentists, no hygienist
- Dental examination by Dentist
- Intra-oral photo (if required)
- Clean, scaling & polish **
- Fluoride treatment
- Personalised treatment plan (if required)
- Panoramic OPG x-ray
- Single x-rays (Optional additional charge: $40)
- No-Gap applies for a Health Insurance claim of equal to or more than $159. If a claim is less then $159, the gap is required to be paid.
more than 50% Off
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