Do you really need that Crown?

Dental Crowns In Newcastle for Your Teeth’s Support

You may have had this experience…

You’ve broken a reasonably big filling – it feels pretty big to your tongue anyway!

You make an appointment with your dentist and you’re told you need a dental crown.

But…

Do you REALLY need a crown?

There are a few things to consider at this stage:

  1. Does the tooth have a crack or some other form of structural defect that renders it high risk for failure  – therefore necessitating a dental crown.
  2. Has the tooth had root canal therapy?
  3. Are there other teeth in your mouth that require work?  – if there are… maybe we should just fill this tooth and use some of the money you would have spent on a crown to ‘sure up’ some of your other teeth.
  4. Does the tooth have deep decay or a very deep filling? This tooth may require root canal therapy in the future – meaning that we may need to cut a big hole through the crown in the near future to do the root canal therapy. Best to cut that big hole through a filling… complete the root canal therapy and then place dental crowns once we know the tooth is stable.
  5. Is the filling just moderate size… but still amenable – in the hands of a good operator – to the placement of a new filling that is strong, cosmetically pleasing and comfortable.

Situations 3, 4 and 5 are ALL suitable for one of our Belle Dental CRC crowns.

These restorations…

  • can be completed in 1 appointment
  • are strong
  • are matched to your tooth colour
  • 1/2 to 1/3 the fee for a traditional dental crown – you can save money!

Here are some examples of Belle Dental CRC crowns we have done lately.

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For more information about our treatments or to book an appointment please don’t hesitate to call us on (02) 4946 9122