Crowns for Beautiful Strong Teeth:

Crowns are used to restore or repair teeth whose structure has been compromised by decay or previous fillings. Crowns can also be used for cosmetic reasons, to change the way your teeth come together, or to protect a tooth which has had root canal treatment.

There are two stages to the placement of a crown. The first appointment is a preparation of the tooth, at which time impressions are taken to allow a custom-made crown to be hand-crafted by the dental laboratory. The second stage is the cementing of the crown to the natural tooth.

Crowns can save you thousands of dollars in tooth replacement fees in the event that a tooth which is not sufficiently reinforced subsequently breaks.

Crowns are made of porcelain, metal fused to porcelain or gold. These materials will not decay. However, regular brushing and flossing must still be maintained as if it were a natural tooth. This will minimise the chances of decay or gum disease developing around the crown.

I will recommend a crown to:

  • Protect a weak tooth from fracturing
  • Restore a fractured tooth
  • Attach a bridge
  • Cover a dental implant
  • Cover a discoloured or poorly shaped tooth
  • Cover a tooth that has had root canal treatment
  • Read more about why we don’t believe all crowns are created equally in our blog post

If you’d like to discuss whether crowns are appropriate for you, please call us on (03) 9510 5597.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Dr Helen Voronina

Dr Helen Voronina is the principal dentist at "Dr Helen's Dental & Implant Studio". Having graduated from the University of Melbourne and later from the Brener Implant Institute, in her practice she places emphases on the implant, aesthetic and reconstructive dentistry. She is a member of the Australian Dental Association, The International Congress of Implantology and The Australian Society of Implant Dentistry (ASID). She is a former chairperson for the National Dental Foundation and an official dentist for the Melbourne Hearts Football Club.