Dental crowns are recommended when a tooth has cracks or has lost a substantial amount of tooth structure or following root canal treatment. Crowns can be thought of as a cap or covering that encloses a weakened tooth thereby prolonging its life.
Typically, crowns are prepared and inserted over 2 visits. During the initial appointment the tooth is prepared and a mould and shade match taken. The mould is then sent to a lab who manufactures the crown. Crowns can be made using a wide range of materials ranging from tooth coloured porcelain to gold alloys. Our dentists at Ripley Dental will discuss the materials available with you and recommend one to suit your circumstance the best. During the time the lab is constructing your crown, a temporary crown is in place. At Ripley Dental we only use Australian based labs ensuring that quality, tested and safe materials are used to construct your crown.