Full Crown – Veneered – Indirect

A crown is a fantastic way to restore both the aesthetic and functionality of damaged teeth. Teeth can be damaged in multiple ways – decay, disease, age, trauma and poor oral health. The good news is Care Dental Camberwell can restore your teeth using our indirect restoration technology.

Indirect restorations use the latest technology to provide you with a lab-created tooth restoration. These restorations look and function as real teeth and will give you back the confidence you need. We can use a veneered crown to cover up some yellowed teeth or hide some stains or use a full crown to fix cracked, misshapen or even missing teeth.

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Our Full Crown Veneered and Indirect Restoration Treatment

The process of placing a full dental crown veneered with porcelain involves several steps:

  1. Initial Consultation and Examination:

    • The dentist conducts a thorough examination of the tooth and surrounding tissues.
    • X-rays may be taken to assess the extent of damage and the health of the root.
  2. Tooth Preparation:

    • The dentist numbs the area around the tooth.
    • The tooth is reshaped to allow space for the crown, which involves removing a portion of the tooth enamel.
    • If the tooth is severely decayed or damaged, a build-up material might be used to restore enough structure to support the crown.
  3. Impressions:

    • An impression of the reshaped tooth and the surrounding teeth is taken. This can be done using a putty-like material or digitally with an intraoral scanner.
    • The impressions are sent to a dental lab where the crown is custom-made to fit the prepared tooth.
  4. Temporary Crown:

    • A temporary crown is placed over the prepared tooth to protect it until the permanent crown is ready. The temporary crown is typically made of acrylic and is not as durable as the final crown.
  5. Fabrication of the Veneered Crown:

    • In the dental lab, the permanent crown is crafted. It usually has a metal base (such as gold or another alloy) for strength and is then veneered with porcelain for a natural appearance. The porcelain is layered and shaped to match the color and contour of the natural teeth.
  6. Fitting the Permanent Crown:

    • Once the permanent crown is ready, the temporary crown is removed.
    • The dentist checks the fit, shape, and color of the permanent crown.
    • Adjustments are made if necessary to ensure a proper fit and comfortable bite.
  7. Cementing the Crown:

    • The permanent crown is bonded to the prepared tooth using dental cement.
    • Excess cement is removed, and the dentist checks the bite again to ensure everything is correctly aligned.
  8. Final Adjustments:

    • The dentist makes any final adjustments to ensure comfort and function.
    • Post-procedure care instructions are provided to maintain the crown and oral health.

The entire process typically requires two visits to the dentist: one for tooth preparation and impressions, and another for fitting and cementing the permanent crown.

Types of Dental Crowns Available

Dental crowns used for veneers come in various types, each with its specific properties and uses. Here are the main types of dental crowns available:

  1. Porcelain-Fused-to-Metal (PFM) Crowns:

    • Structure: These crowns have a metal base covered with a layer of porcelain.
    • Advantages: They combine the strength of metal with the aesthetic appearance of porcelain. They are durable and provide a good match to natural teeth.
    • Disadvantages: Over time, the metal under the porcelain can show through as a dark line, especially at the gum line if gums recede.
  2. All-Ceramic or All-Porcelain Crowns:

    • Structure: Made entirely of porcelain or ceramic materials.
    • Advantages: These crowns offer the best natural color match and are ideal for front teeth where appearance is crucial. They are also biocompatible, meaning no metal is used, which is good for people with metal allergies.
    • Disadvantages: They are less strong than PFM crowns and may not be suitable for molars or areas with heavy bite pressure.
  3. All-Resin Crowns:

    • Structure: Made entirely from composite resin material.
    • Advantages: Generally less expensive and can be made in a single visit.
    • Disadvantages: These crowns are not as durable and can wear down or fracture more easily compared to other types. They are typically used as a temporary solution.
  4. Gold or Metal Crowns:

    • Structure: Made from gold alloy, palladium, nickel, or chromium.
    • Advantages: Extremely durable and resistant to wear and fracture. They require the least amount of tooth removal and withstand biting and chewing forces well.
    • Disadvantages: Their metallic color makes them less aesthetically pleasing, making them more suitable for molars and out-of-sight teeth.
  5. Zirconia Crowns:

    • Structure: Made from zirconium oxide, a very durable ceramic material.
    • Advantages: They offer great strength and durability, often used for both front and back teeth. Zirconia can be color-matched to natural teeth and is biocompatible.
    • Disadvantages: These crowns can be more expensive than other types and may require more adjustments for a perfect fit.

Each type of crown has its specific use case depending on factors such as the location of the tooth, aesthetic needs, and the patient’s budget and material preferences. It’s best to consult with a dentist to determine the most suitable type of crown for your particular situation.

Advantages of Indirect Dental Restoration Treatment

Indirect dental restorations offer several benefits over their direct counterparts. These restorations are crafted in a laboratory for precision and durability, providing superior results.

  • Enhanced Protection: Indirect restorations are typically made from stronger materials, offering superior protection against tooth damage and decay compared to direct fillings.
  • Longevity: Designed to withstand the rigors of chewing, these restorations are known for their longevity, often lasting significantly longer than direct fillings before requiring replacement or repair.
  • Improved Aesthetics: For patients seeking to enhance their smile, indirect restorations excel in delivering natural-looking and beautiful results. They can be customized to match the color and shape of your teeth.
  • Minimal Tooth Removal: A conservative treatment option, indirect restorations preserve maximum tooth structure by requiring minimal removal of healthy tooth material.

By opting for an indirect dental restoration, patients can enjoy a combination of strength, durability, aesthetics, and minimal invasiveness for a long-lasting and beautiful smile.

Why Have A Full Crown, Veneered or Indirect Restoration Treatment

Misshapen, crooked teeth are not only an aesthetic problem they can also cause problems for your bite and overall dental health. By electing to have our indirect restoration treatment not only will you improve your smile and vitality you will also help to improve the functionality of your mouth and provide structural support to your teeth and gums.

We only use high-quality porcelain crowns and veneers at Care Dental Camberwell. You can trust that your initial investment will last for decades – no staining, no chipping and no return trips. Just a restorative option you can rely on.

Our emphasis on patient care means you can enjoy all the benefits of our treatment without having to worry. We know how to help you to overcome your phobias and receive the treatment you need and deserve.

We’ve seen the benefits of our treatment first hand. There’s nothing quite like watching someone walk out of our dentistry with a brand new smile, so don’t wait any longer.

Take The First Step to Oral Health Excellence with Care Dental Camberwell

Take the first step to improved oral health and aesthetics with Care Dental Camberwell. Give us a call today to experience the Care Dental Camberwell difference.