Essentially a tooth-shaped cap, a crown is commonly used to restore the shape, size and appearance of a tooth.
When a tooth is cracked or severely damaged, it is not always able to support a filling. Dental crowns fully encase the entire visible section of the tooth that lies above the gum line – not only protecting it but also improving its appearance.
Whether you require a crown for cosmetic or structural reasons, Hibiscus Coast Dental can provide the treatment you need. Our crowns are made from either porcelain or ceramic, allowing us to custom-match the colour and shape to suit your existing teeth. The result is a crown that is as natural looking as possible.
Dental implants can be used to replace missing teeth
If your tooth is missing completely, a crown alone is not enough to repair your smile; a dental implant is usually necessary.
An implant is essentially a strong, titanium screw that is placed within the jaw where the root of the tooth would normally be; think of it as a root replacement. Once this procedure is complete, a crown is then placed over the top of the implant (in the case of a single missing tooth). This procedure delivers a natural finish and ensures surrounding healthy teeth are left untouched. Patients can chew and talk with confidence knowing that their implant(s) is completely secure.
If multiple teeth are missing, then several implants can be used with a bridge fixed on top rather than individual crowns.
Porcelain veneers can improve the appearance of your smile
Porcelain veneers are similar to crowns in that they cover existing teeth, however veneers are a purely cosmetic rather than structural procedure.
A thin shell of porcelain, they are bonded permanently to the surface of the teeth to improve their colour, shape and positioning. Veneers are used to address a wide range of cosmetic concerns, such as gaps between the teeth, broken, crooked or chipped teeth, and stained or discoloured teeth.
Whether you are looking to repair broken or chipped teeth, replace a missing tooth, or simply want to improve the appearance of your smile, our experienced dentists can devise a solution that meets your needs.
If you require dental crowns, dental implants or veneers or a combination of these procedures, Hibiscus Coast Dental is equipped to help. In addition, we also offer a range of treatment options to improve the appearance of your smile, such as teeth whitening and Invisalign straightening.
For more information or to book an appointment, call today on (09) 427 5327.