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Dental Crowns Wagga

Dental crowns (caps): allowing you to keep your teeth for longer!

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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?

At our Wagga dentist clinic, dental crowns are created in various materials, depending on the patient’s needs and budget. We can use porcelain, metal, porcelain fused to metal or gold. 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.

No more invasive impressions!

Unlike some clinics, taking an impression for your new crown is easy. There’s no powder, no putty and no invasive (and time-consuming) impressions in your mouth.

At Marketplace Dental, we use one of the newest scanners from Dentsply Sirona, the global leaders in dental equipment. This tiny wand-like device is gently placed in your mouth for a few seconds, creating an incredibly accurate 3D image of your teeth and gums on a nearby computer screen.

It’s quick, easy and fuss-free!

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

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.

A crown can last anywhere between five and 15 years; however, some dental crowns are sturdier than others, for example, those made of zirconia, and so last longer. Most dental crowns last around 10 to 15 years, though, providing you adhere to good oral hygiene. However, researchers caution that when testing the lifespan of a crown, they use models in their experiments and other variations, such as how the crown is placed, and other factors, could affect the results in an actual patient.

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.

The cost of a dental crown varies, depending on which material is used, and where the crown/cap is being placed. However if you have health insurance, you may receive money back.

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.

Why choose our Wagga Dentist Clinic?

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Budget Friendly

Enjoy our competitive pricing

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Gentle & Caring

Our locally trained dentists will take the time to look after you

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Feeling Anxious?

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

Health Insurance

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

Convenient Location

Centrally located at Marketplace Shopping Centre

You Choose

Choice of male or female dentists

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Emergency Dentist

Same-day emergency dental appointments available

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Kid's Dental

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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Marketplace Dental is registered with all health funds and is a preferred provider with nib, BUPA, HCF and Medibank Private.

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