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.


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.

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