Dental Crowns

Dental Crowns (Caps) in Wagga Wagga

Dental crowns can protect, camouflage, cover or strengthen your tooth, allowing you to keep your tooth for longer.

Dental crowns are also known as tooth crowns, porcelain crowns or dental caps – and they work a little bit like caps.

Dental crowns cover your tooth, providing multiple benefits, depending on your needs. Today, crowns are incredibly lifelike and almost impossible to detect from your natural teeth.

Do I need a porcelain crown?

Dental crowns are created in various materials, depending on the patient’s requirements and budget.

For example, we can use porcelain, metal, porcelain fused to metal or gold. However, the most lifelike dental crowns are porcelain crowns, so if you need a crown on a tooth that’s visible when you smile and talk, a porcelain crown may be the best solution for you.

The versatile dental crown

Dental crowns are highly versatile. They can:
Reinforce a weak, badly cracked tooth

If you have a badly cracked tooth, it won’t improve on its own and over time, the situation can worsen. For example, you may start to feel sensitivity when biting into foods or your dentist may have told you that you risk your tooth splitting apart. To remedy this situation, your dentist may recommend a dental crown to hold your severely cracked tooth in place.

Replace a large

fillings don’t always last forever. If you have an old, large filling that perhaps has already been replaced a couple of times, your dentist may suggest the more permanent option of a dental crown.

Cover a badly shaped tooth

Dental crowns, particularly porcelain crowns, can be used for aesthetic reasons.

Be part of a dental bridge

if a tooth-supported bridge is being created, meaning a dental bridge that doesn’t involve tooth implants, your dentist will need to grind down the neighbouring teeth of the bridged area and place a new dental cap on the top to work as an abutment for the bridge.

Act as an artificial tooth on top of a dental implant

If you have lost an adult tooth and are replacing it with a dental implant, a dental crown will be attached to the implant via an abutment, working as a permanent replacement tooth.

Restore a broken tooth or tooth that has been badly worn down

A tooth that has been badly worn down can become more transparent or even darker. Sometimes, your dentist will recommend a crown to strengthen and protect the tooth and also to match the colour of your neighbouring teeth.

Cover an unattractive tooth due to multiple fillings, stains

A tooth can begin to look unsightly due to, for example, several mercury amalgam fillings or bad staining. A porcelain crown can aesthetically remedy this situation.

All surgical procedures carry risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a dental crown?

A dental crown is a cap-like covering of the visible part of a tooth. Dental crowns are used when teeth are old and damaged, badly chipped, badly stained, or have too many fillings. Crowns are also used as replacement teeth for dental implants.

How long should a dental crown last?

Most dental crowns last around 10 to 15 years, depending on the material and how well you adhere to good oral hygiene.

Can I use my health insurance for a dental crown?

Many people can use their health insurance rebates providing they have major dental cover with their health insurance fund. Please call the clinic for more details, or call your health insurance fund to check your entitlements.

What is the best material for dental crowns?

Dental crowns are made of a variety of materials, with the most lifelike material being porcelain. However, other materials are available that may be worth considering as they are more cost-effective or faster to create.

How much do dental crowns cost?

Please take your young children to our dental clinic. We’ll examine their teeth and give you both easy-to-remember guidelines to take the best care of their teeth.

When should I get my tooth crown replaced?

You may be advised to get your existing dental crown (tooth crown) replaced as it is too old, cracked or damaged or if tooth decay complications are occurring, which could lead to periodontal disease or root canal problems.

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Don’t be. We offer sedation dentistry (happy gas) to put you completely at ease

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Preferred providers with Medibank Private, BUPA and HCF & Registered with all health funds

CONVENIENT LOCATION

Centrally located at Marketplace Shopping Centre

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Choice of male or female dentists

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Same-day emergency dental appointments available

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Extra special focus on the kids & paediatric dentistry

Marketplace Dental care for patients from the following suburbs and surrounding towns

Wagga Wagga, North Wagga Wagga, East Wagga Wagga, Turvey Park, Ashmont, Kooringal, Glenfield Park, Mount Austin, Tolland, Estella, Boorooma, Gobbagombalin, Lloyd, Springvale, Tatton, Lake Albert, Cartwrights Hill, Bourkelands, Gumly Gumly, San Isidore, Kapooka, Ardlethan, Coolamon, Henty, Junee, Lockhart, Temora, The Rock,  Narrendera , Marinna, Erin Vale, The Gap, Coolamon, Harefield, Downside and Brookdale.

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