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All You Need to Know About Dental Crowns

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2Dental crowns are an excellent way of protecting teeth that are badly damaged or weakened. Our dentists might suggest a crown if a tooth has substantial decay, has received root canal therapy, or if a portion has been damaged or cracked. Crowns can also cover up misaligned or oddly shaped teeth creating a more cosmetically pleasing appearance. A crown covers up the entire tooth which restores its strength and structure as well as your ability to smile and to eat comfortably.

What Are Dental Crowns Made From?

We use premium quality materials including advanced porcelains that closely replicate the liveliness and translucency of natural teeth. Each crown is carefully crafted to create a natural appearance so it will blend in seamlessly with your existing teeth. Conventional crowns are made in a dental laboratory and require at least two appointments, but Apple Dental provides you with the option of CEREC crowns which are made using the latest CAD/CAM technology in just one visit.

What are CEREC Crowns?

CEREC crowns are made while you wait so you will only need a single appointment. Instead of taking an impression of your tooth, information is captured using a special scanner and is transmitted to a computer. Your dentist uses CAD/CAM technology to design your crown before it is milled on-site from a solid block of high quality porcelain. Your precision-made crown is hand finished before being fitted and cemented in place so you will leave our practice with your smile fully restored. If you would like to find out more about crowns, please contact us on 9420 5050 to make an appointment.

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