Sometimes, a tooth is badly damaged and a simple filling is not an appropriate long term treatment. In these cases, your dentist at Paradise Smiles, Hope Island may recommend a dental crown. This is a custom made tooth shaped covering that rebuilds your tooth to its former glory and allows you to maintain a beautiful smile and restore chewing function. This will eliminate any discomfort you may have been experiencing and has the added benefit of ensure you do not lose an important tooth. Dental Crowns are also used to restore an implant after surgery. Crowns can be constructed from a number of different materials:
Porcelain fused to metal (PFM)
The choice of metal depends on your personal preference as well as which is functionally and aesthetically desired for the particular tooth. In modern times, there has been a shift towards using all ceramic dental crowns and certainly the materials used at Paradise Smiles, Hope Island are cutting edge. We use all ceramic crowns in the front of your mouth and this eliminates the possibility of dark staining near the gum line that you may observe in some crowns which are porcelain fused to metal and were widely used some years ago.
At Paradise Smiles, we understand the costs and timeframes associated with any procedure may be of concern to you and this is why we ensure every option is thoroughly discussed with you so that you may make the best decision possible for your new smile.
Dental crowns and veneers can also be used to address cosmetic concerns you may have with your teeth. If you are located in Brisbane and the Gold Coast, come in and see our dentists at Hope Island – we are dedicated to creating beautiful smiles using the latest technology for all our patients. Get the smile you need to give you the confidence you want – That’s the Paradise Smiles difference!