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Dental Crowns in Brisbane
A single dental crown can cost anywhere between $800-$2,000 depending on the quality and type of the dental crown. At Pure Dentistry, we use quality and professionally-made dental crowns.
How much does a crown cost in Brisbane?
On average, custom-crafted dental crowns made from high-quality ceramics material can cost between $1080 to $2120 per crown at top cosmetic dental practices in Brisbane and the Gold coast area. The cost of a dental crown depends on the experience of the dentist, for example, according to the Australian dental fee survey of 2020, the average cost of a dental crown charged by specialists is $2,019 and the average cost of a dental crown charged by general dentists is $1,600. Other factors that affect the cost of dental crown include:
- the quality of the dental lab used to fabricate the crown
- the material used e.g. ceramic, porcelain or metallic
- the size and location of the tooth in the mouth
- your health fund lever of cover
Can I pay for my dental crown in installments?
4 Signs You Need a Dental Crown
A crown can restore various dental problems:
You’ve Had a Root Canal Treatment
A root canal treatment removes bacteria from the root canal, prevents reinfection of a tooth, and help save an individual’s natural tooth. During a root canal, the dentist will drill into the middle of the tooth to remove any decay.
While this process can save the natural tooth, drilling the tooth will leave its structure weak. Weak teeth are more prone to fracture, which is where dental crowns come in. A dental crown can protect a weak tooth from any further damage by covering it up
You have an Advanced Cavity
It’s common for individuals to receive a filling when they have a cavity. But if you have an advanced cavity, a filling might not be the best option. If your cavity is too advanced, likely, your tooth isn’t strong enough for a filling.
In situations like this, a dental crown will be a better solution. A crown can provide better protection than what the filling can. However, it’s important to note that a dental crown won’t protect against gum disease.
You have Misshapen or Stained Teeth
Another sign you need a dental crown is if you have misshapen or stained teeth. Dealing with these kinds of cosmetic issues often makes individuals feel self-conscious. But a crown can help correct these problems.
Since dental crowns cover your permanent teeth, you can hide oral imperfections. Not only that, but a crown will strengthen your tooth’s structure.
You have a Broken or Fractured Tooth
If you have a broken or fractured tooth due to an injury, you can benefit from a dental crown. A dental crown will help support and strengthen the damaged tooth, which can alleviate some pain associated with a broken or fractured tooth. Also, a crown will help keep the broken tooth together to prevent further problems.
Dental Crowns can be Used to:
- Protect a weak tooth from breaking
- Hold together parts of a cracked tooth
- Restore a broken tooth or a tooth that is severely worn down
- Replace a heavily filled-tooth
- Keep a dental bridge in place
- To cover a tooth that is misshapen
- To cover a severely discoloured tooth
What is a dental crown? It is a technique in tooth restoration.
A crown is commonly used by a dentist when a tooth is irreparable with a composite restoration. It is a tooth-like cap that fits and sits onto your damaged tooth.
A dental crown is a good call in these example scenarios:
- Re-strengthening a tooth weakened by advanced decay
- A tooth crumbling apart
- Reduce the risk of cusp fracture
- Support a dental bridge
- The top part of a dental implant
- Treat a severely discoloured tooth (cosmetic)
Dental crown and what it does to the tooth structure
It is used to reinstate the shape of the tooth. This material surrounds your tooth and restores the shape of the tooth and its size. It also strengthens the structure of a tooth that has a large filling and protects it against breaking.
When fitting it to your tooth, we ensure that it does not sit on your gum. If it is placed on the gum it can irritate and affect the health of your gums.
Our dentists may recommend it for a tooth when they find a large filling in your mouth or when because of decay, the remaining tooth structure is not strong enough. Sometimes it can be used to manage the risk of the fracture in a weakly structured tooth. Our clinic provides dental services to many patients in Brisbane Southside suburbs like Mt Gravatt and MacGregor. You can find our office in the Village Shopping centre next to Toyota on Logan Rd. Upper Mt Gravatt postcode is QLD 4122. In some cases, we may recommend you to consider it for your implant.
Do you have an unexplained toothache?
“Some patients have hairline cracks in the fillings. Most likely in the chewing part of their fillings. They are not aware of the crack because they can’t see the crack or feel it with their tongue but they complain about an unexplained pain in that tooth”, Brisbane Dentist says. Sometimes, placing a dental crown (a tooth-shaped cap) on the tooth relieves the unexplained pain. The restoration brings that cracked tooth back to its normal function again.
How long does it take to fit one?
In Pure Dentistry, Upper Mt Gravatt Brisbane, we require at least two appointments or more to fit a crown. In the first visit, your dentist will remove decays and shape the tooth in preparation for a new fitting and in the second visit the cap is fitted to your tooth.
Preparing Your Tooth for a Dental Crown
Patients that are receiving a dental crown will typically have two dental visits to prepare for the crown. Depending on the situation, the crown can be made right in the dentist’s office.
Dental Crown: First Appointment
During the first visit, the dentist will conduct a thorough examination of the tooth receiving the crown. A dentist will examine your tooth using X-rays, which will enable them to see the tooth and bone around it. If there are any signs of tooth decay, potential infection, or injury to the tooth’s pulp, the dentist will perform a root canal.
The tooth receiving the crown will be filed down across the top and sides to make room for the crown. How much tooth is filed will depend on the type of dental crown you are receiving.
Once the tooth is reshaped, an impression is made of the tooth using a paste. This is done to ensure the crown does not affect your bite. The impression is then sent to the lab to create the crown. While the crown is being prepared by the lab, your dentist will put a temporary crown to protect the tooth.
Dental Crown: Second Appointment
During this visit, the dental crown is placed on the damaged tooth. Your dentist will remove the temporary crown and then check the fit and colour of the permanent crown. If everything matches as expected, the permanent crown will be placed on your tooth using a local anesthetic.
If you have a damaged tooth, a dental crown is an excellent option. Essentially, dental crowns can save a severely damaged tooth, restore a tooth to health, and relieve dental discomfort.
When do you Recommend a Dental Crown?
This procedure is generally recommended for:
- Restoring a broken tooth
- Holding pieces of a cracked tooth together
- Keeping a bridge in place
- Covering a tooth implant
- Covering a badly discoloured tooth
- Supporting a tooth with weak structure
In our Mt Gravatt dental clinic, when the dentist cements the cap to your tooth, it encases the visible part of the teeth.
What materials and types are available for a Dental Crown?
In terms of construction materials, they can be classified into three groups of all-ceramic, all-metal and ceramic-on-metal. Our dentist in Brisbane often chooses a tooth-coloured and natural-looking type for her patients. Our dentist tends to recommend high-grade porcelain from a cosmetic point of view but the Porcelain type is not the only type available from Pure Dentistry.
Other types are also available and generally can be made of acrylic resin, gold, porcelain bonded to gold or a mix of materials however, with the current market and technology, usually porcelain type provides the most realistic and natural-looking appearance for most people.
Dental crown material options available from us include:
All Resin Crowns
Very economical and less expensive but they tend to last less because they are vulnerable to fractures. Acrylic polymer resins or Polymethyl Methacrylate are most commonly used.
Zirconia is claimed to be the most durable type. This type is also the most natural looking type but their cost is high.
Gold has great performance but they don’t mimic the natural colour of the tooth.
Metal types include alloys e.g. gold alloy and base metal alloys. They are strong and they last long but they have a distinct colour.
Porcelain Fused to Metal (PFM Crowns)
Compared to metal and gold, PFM is more subject to wear and tear but they have been very successful and are the most preferred type because colour matching is very efficient*.
All Porcelain or All Ceramic Crowns
This type is a great option for front teeth because they are the best to get a natural-looking tooth. But compared to PFM, they are less strong because they are metal-free.
*If you live in Brisbane, our dentist will match the colour of a PFM cap to the colour of neighbouring teeth. So, consider teeth whitening before crown colour selection by our dentist.
Dental Crowns for front teeth
Some people need fillings in their front teeth and they worry that a filling in their front teeth affects the beauty of their smile. One suitable restorative solution is to use high-grade porcelain crowns for your front teeth that are both natural-looking and protective of the front tooth against breakage.
Dental Crown for sensitive teeth
If you are one of Wishart residents suffering from severely sensitive teeth, your dentist may recommend dental crowns to you to restore your lifestyle and the functionality of your teeth making drinking and eating like normal for you again.
Dental Crown and whitening – Do whitening First!
Are you getting dental crowns in Pure Dentistry for cosmetic reasons? Then you should consider teeth whitening first. The reason is that we use bleach resistant and stain resistant crowns in Pure Dentistry. You don’t want the colour of your crown to be matched to your teeth when they are yellow. You want the crown to be matched to a white bright healthy-looking teeth so consider teeth whitening before your crown colour matching appointment.
How to maintain your dental crowns from pure Dentistry?
Crowns can last decades and even for a lifetime if they are provided with proper care. You should brush and floss so that bacteria does not build up on your crowns and gums remain healthy. You also need to avoid chewing ice and other hard food like hard dry almond because they can cause your dental crowns to crack and even break over time. In case you have a grinding or clenching habit during the day or night our dentist may recommend a splint or nightguard to help protect your crown and other teeth from fracturing.
Other applications of dental crowns:
Crowns do also have cosmetic applications. Our Dentist may recommend you a dental crown for cosmetic purposes i.e. to improve the appearance of your beautiful smile. For example, if your tooth is badly shaped for some reason or discoloured, then the dentist may offer you a dental crown solution.
At Pure Dentistry, our dentist provides dental crowns and bridges for patients throughout the 4122, 4113, 4107, 4108, 4109 and 4156 areas. Our dental crown placement procedures are extremely effective in reinstating a tooth that has been knocked out, fallen out, damaged in an accident or is infected. Residents of the Mount Gravatt area can find Pure Dentistry in the Village shopping centre on Logan Rd next to Coles and very close to Westfield Garden City Shopping Centre. The benefit of the Village Shopping Centre is that it is not as busy as Westfield Garden City and easy parking are always available. Less traffic time and more time to spend with the family.
If you are interested in learning more about dental crown procedures, contact your cosmetic dentist at Pure Dentistry for a crowning glory smile. At Pure Dentistry, we believe that investing in your oral health is a great long-term investment and a great way of enhancing your lifestyle. We make decision making easier for our patients in upper Mt Gravatt to have a healthy beautiful smile.