Manly Dentist Peter Heyworth

Crowns

A crown is a type of dental restoration which caps or encircles a tooth or dental implant. A crown is needed when a large cavity threatens the health of a tooth. They are bonded to a tooth using a dental cement. Crowns can be made from many different materials, which are fabricated using indirect methods. Crowns are used to improve the health strength and appearance of teeth. Crowns are very beneficial in dental health although the materials can be expensive.

The most common technique for crowning is to take a dental impression of the teeth to fabricate the crown outside the mouth. A follow up appointment is scheduled for inserting the crown to the teeth. Using this method of tooth restoration allows the use of strong restorative materials requiring time consuming methods with intense heat such as casting metal or porcelain which cannot be completed inside the mouth. Many patients choose to have their crowns in gold for the following reasons:

• Expansion properties
• Relatively similar costs
• Aesthetic benefits

With new technology, computers are becoming an essential part of crown and bridge fabrication such as in CAD/CAM dentistry which is an area of dentistry that uses technology to produce different types of dental restorations which include:

• Crowns
• Crownlays
• Veneers
• Inlays
• Fixed bridges
• Dental implants
• Restorations
• Orthodontic appliances

Talk to your dentist Manly about Crowns and Bridges.