At Mindarie Quinns Dental Centre, we have special scanning technology that can produce a crown in just a few hours.
What Are Dental Crowns?
Dental crowns are tooth-shaped restorations that cover the entire visible portion of a damaged or decayed tooth. They are custom-made to restore the tooth’s shape, size, strength, and appearance.
Dental crowns are often used to protect weak or fractured teeth, restore teeth with significant decay, hold dental bridges in place, cover dental implants, and improve the appearance of misshapen or discoloured teeth.
Types of Dental Crowns
Crafted from various materials, each type of dental crown offers distinct benefits and aesthetic qualities. By understanding the characteristics of each type, you can make an informed decision tailored to your unique dental needs and smile aspirations.
Porcelain crowns are renowned for their natural appearance, mimicking the translucency and colour of natural teeth. These crowns are an excellent choice for front teeth, as they seamlessly blend with the surrounding teeth, providing an aesthetically pleasing result.
Similar to porcelain crowns, ceramic crowns offer exceptional aesthetics and can be an ideal option for patients with metal allergies. They exhibit remarkable durability and can be customised to match the shade and shape of your natural teeth.
Metal crowns, often made from alloys like gold or silver, are renowned for their strength and longevity. While not as aesthetically pleasing as porcelain or ceramic crowns, they are an excellent choice for molars, where strength is a priority.
PFM crowns combine the durability of metal with the natural appearance of porcelain. The metal foundation provides robust support, while the porcelain overlay ensures a pleasing cosmetic result, making them suitable for both front and back teeth.
Zirconia crowns are highly durable and offer exceptional strength, making them an ideal choice for molars and teeth subjected to heavy chewing forces. They also exhibit tooth-like translucency, providing a more natural look.
E-max crowns are crafted from a single block of lithium disilicate ceramic, offering superior strength and a lifelike appearance. These crowns are particularly suited for restoring front teeth due to their aesthetic properties.
All-ceramic crowns are metal-free and provide an ideal option for patients with metal sensitivities. They offer a harmonious blend with natural teeth, making them an excellent choice for achieving a seamless smile.
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At Mindarie Quinns Dental Centre, we recognise that every patient is unique, which is why we offer a diverse range of dental crown materials, including porcelain. Each material comes with its distinct benefits, and we ensure to match your preference and requirements for a successful outcome.
In addition to material selection, we prioritise the meticulous design of your dental crown to ensure a seamless fit and a natural appearance. Our focus on precision guarantees that your dental crown harmoniously blends with your smile, enhancing both aesthetics and functionality.
Frequently asked questions
At Mindarie Quinns Dental Centre, we recognise that you may have questions and uncertainties about dental crowns. To address your queries and provide clarity, we’ve assembled a list of frequently asked questions to guide you in understanding this beneficial treatment option.
A temporary crown is a dental restoration used to replace a lost or damaged tooth. It is made of porcelain, gold, or silver and is attached to the tooth by a metal frame. Below are a few key points to keep in mind when caring for your temporary dental crown:
- Make sure the crown is stored in a cool, dry place. Exposure to extreme heat or cold can damage the dental crown.
- Do not soak the crown in water or make any other type of treatment request for it. Doing so could cause permanent damage to the dental crown.
- Use lukewarm water and mild soap to clean the temporary dental crown daily. Ensure to rinse off all soap residue and water before putting the crown back on your tooth.
Crowns are a popular form of hair restoration and can be done in one visit to qualified professionals. The technique involves taking several small sections of hair from the crown and grafting them onto the balding areas on the head. This forms a new scalp, which will regenerate and produce new hair, renewing the crown’s appearance. As with all hair restoration procedures, there is a limited amount of natural regrowth – but with regular care and maintenance, most people find that their crowns last for many years.
The cost of dental crowns in Australia can vary substantially on the location and type of crown required. A standard dental crown cost starts from $1,575.
The lifespan of a dental crown depends on a variety of factors, including the material used, the location of the tooth, and your oral hygiene habits. On average, dental crowns can last anywhere from 5 to 15 years or even longer with proper care.
Getting a dental crown typically involves some discomfort but should not be painful. Your dentist will use a local anesthetic to numb the area around the tooth, so you should not feel any pain during the procedure. After the procedure, you may experience some sensitivity or discomfort for a few days, but this can usually be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers.
What our clients say
“Have been a client here for over 10 years and highly recommend this practice. Dr Lubinka has been my dentist for 12 years since I moved from the UK. Her professionalism, knowledge, attention to detail and her communication is outstanding. The administrative, support and dental nurse staff here are equally exceptional. Customer focused, positive, flexible and polite. Have never ever considered going anywhere else. Highly recommended.”
“Thank you to all the staff for being so caring and accommodating for my husband's first visit. Dr Lubinka has set him on a path toward dental health recovery. This practice has even inspired me to visit for a checkup and that’s somewhat miraculous!”
“Excellent customer service, with friendly and experienced staff! This is so helpful when you have a child who has always been anxious going to the dentist. Dr Master is so professional and composed that I don't even need to go in with my child when she has an appointment. He makes sure that you are completely satisfied with the service you receive and that's at no additional cost to you!”
“What can you say? Who loves going to the dentist? My experience has been awesome. No pain, no fuss, friendly and professional. Do I want to go again? No. I want to take better care of my teeth. Yet, if I have to go, I definitely will be back here.”
“I cannot praise Mindarie Quinn’s dental staff highly enough. My son had an accident at school resulting in a chipped tooth, the desk staff were amazing, shifting around appointments to fit him in for emergency treatment. Dr Aron was brilliant. He was calm & gentle with a traumatised boy. Within the hour we were back home with a fixed up-front tooth. This is my usual dentist, and my experiences are always great, but the care we received today in an emergency was so professional and reassuring, I felt the need to leave a review of our experience. Thank you for the incredible treatment we received with you today.”
“Staff are always super friendly. Really helpful when it comes to dental emergencies. My teeth are forever grateful.”
“Myself and my children have been seeing Lubinka for years. She is kind, patient, friendly and explains everything very well. My daughter had to have 4 teeth extracted and the procedure went very well because of her trust in Lubinka. The other staff are also lovely. We highly recommend this practice.”