Dental Crowns in Armadale

We can help you get your confident smile back. We offer a range of techniques for dental crowns, so you can find the perfect treatment options for your needs.
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Restore Broken or Damaged Teeth with Dental Crowns

You may have a tooth that is weakened by decay or damage. Your teeth are not as strong as you would like them to be, and you are looking for a way to make them better.

It is not uncommon for people to have weak teeth. There are many reasons for this, such as tooth decay, damage, or genetics. A decayed or damaged tooth can pose serious risks. If the problem is not addressed, the tooth may eventually need to be pulled.

Getting a dental crown can strengthen your teeth and improve their appearance. It is a cap that fits around your entire tooth and is bonded in place. Many different materials are used to craft crowns, including gold, silver, ceramic, and porcelain. At Prospect Road Dental, we use the latest technology to create beautiful and long-lasting dental crowns. We offer a variety of materials so that you can choose the one that best suits your needs and preferences.

Problems that You May Need Dental Crowns For

At Prospect Road Dental Surgery, we offer the latest techniques for crowns. Crowns are a popular choice for people looking for a more permanent option to the following dental problems:
Large cavities
Dental crowns are effective in repairing damage caused by large cavities. Get the perfect smile with dental crowns from Prospect Road Dental.
Discoloured tooth
At Prospect Road Dental, we offer various treatment options, including dental crowns to conceal heavily stained or discoloured teeth. Put your best face forward with healthy teeth and a perfect smile!
Broken or weakened tooth
Dental crowns are natural-looking, tooth-coloured cosmetic restorations that can be used to strengthen a broken or weakened tooth. It can also restore your tooth after root canal therapy.
Misshapen tooth
Dental crowns can correct misshapen teeth, restore the alignment of teeth, and improve the appearance of your smile. Get your tooth repaired and look great with dental crowns.
Missing tooth
Our experienced dentists can provide you with a quality, natural-looking crown to replace your missing tooth. Restore your beautiful smile after getting dental implants with dental crowns at Prospect Road Dental.
Chipped or fractured tooth
A dental crown is a cap that covers the entire tooth surface, restoring its original shape and size. Get back your amazing smile with dental crowns from Prospect Road Dental.
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Why Choose Us

Why Choose Prospect Road Dental

We are passionate about helping you achieve the best possible oral health. Get a beautiful smile with dental crowns from Prospect Road Dental Surgery.

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One stop shop

Our skilled and experienced dentists provide a full range of cosmetic dentistry services, including in-chair and take-home teeth whitening, veneers, crowns, and bridges. We also do customised cosmetic procedures like smile makeovers and facial aesthetics.

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Comfortable care

We want your dental crown treatment to be as comfortable as possible and stress-free as possible. We ensure that every visit goes as smoothly as possible by providing top-notch customer service.

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Affordable dental care

Prospect Road Dental is a preferred provider for all major health funds like BUPA, CBHS, HBF, HCF, HIF, and Medibank. You can also take advantage of our flexible, no-interest payment plan to get the dental crown you need.

convenient location
Convenient location

We are located directly across the street from the Armadale shopping centre and a short walk from both the train station and bus stops. Plus, we offer free parking to all of our patients all day.

What You Need To Know

FAQ About Our Dental Clinic In Armadale

We understand that you may have questions when seeing a new dentist for the first time. If your concern isn’t addressed
below, please feel free to contact our practice. One of our friendly team members will be happy to assist you.

Dental crowns are placed on a compromised tooth to restore function, aesthetics, or both. You may need a dental crown for the following reasons:

  1. You may need a dental crown if your tooth is weak and susceptible to breaking. It can protect your entire tooth from breaking or keep it together if it is cracked.
  2. A dental crown may be the key if your teeth are malformed or severely discoloured. Your smile will look more beautiful and healthy with a dental crown.
  3. Teeth with large fillings and very little remaining tooth structure need crowns to protect and support them.
  4. A dental crown may be necessary if you’ve had root canal treatment since it covers and protects the tooth.
  5. A dental crown covers dental implants, which are often used as tooth replacements.
  6. A dental bridge may require a dental crown to hold it in place.

These are the most common types of crowns:

  1. Ceramic Crowns: Ceramic crowns are typically made of porcelain or zirconia. These crowns mimic the appearance and function of natural teeth.
  2. Composite Resin Crowns: These crowns are made out of composite resin, a combination of plastic-type materials that are matched to the natural tooth colour. Dental fillings are made out of the same material. They tend to last much shorter and are generally used as temporary crowns while you wait for a permanent one.
  3. Metal Alloys: Metal crowns are available in many shapes and colours. They form a solid bond, are resistant to fractures, and do not wear away teeth. Among the metals used in metal crowns are gold, platinum, and copper. Non-noble metals, which are extremely strong and corrosion-resistant, are sometimes used to make metal crowns.
  4. Porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM) Crowns: The most common restorative material for dental crowns is porcelain-metal composite. In the presence of heat, porcelain chemically bonds with metal oxides, resulting in a long-lasting fusion. As a result of the metal structure supporting the porcelain-fused-to-metal crown, it is more durable. Additionally, they match the shape, function, and appearance of your original teeth.

Dental crowns can be used to restore the structure of teeth that have been affected by gum disease. However, dental crowns will not reverse the progression of gum disease. If you have gingivitis, the mildest form of gum disease, you may qualify for dental crowns. 

But if you have advanced periodontitis, it can lead to tooth loss. If this is the case, you should consider preparing for dental implants. Your dentist must examine your teeth and gums to see if you’re a good candidate for a dental crown.

How well you take care of your crowns will determine how long they last. Taking proper care of dental crowns can prolong their lifespan by up to 15 years.

A dental crown procedure usually involves two dental appointments:

The initial visit will take about an hour and a half. Your dentist will examine and prepare your tooth. A tiny layer of tooth enamel will be removed to prepare your teeth for the dental crown. X-rays and impressions of the prepared tooth will also be taken. The imprint will be sent to a dental laboratory to make the dental crown. Temporary crowns may be provided to you while you wait, depending on how long the crown manufacturing takes.

You’ll need to return to our dental clinic for the crown fitting once the custom-made crown is completed. It will take 30 to 60 minutes for the second visit. Your temporary crown will be removed and replaced with your new one. Following the procedure, you will be given instructions on how to care for your crowned tooth and advised to visit your dentist for regular dental check-ups.

After a dental crown procedure, we will give you aftercare instructions. Your recovery should be relatively quick. 

If a local anaesthetic was used during the crown procedure, the numbing effect might last for several hours after the dental procedure. You may experience discomfort, temperature sensitivity, and inflammation after the anaesthetic wears off. You can relieve your discomfort with over-the-counter pain relievers. Symptoms usually subside after a few days.

Your teeth may feel different after the cosmetic procedure since they may have slightly different shapes. Fortunately, this is normal. Within a few days, you should feel comfortable with your crowned tooth. You should call your dentist if you have pain after your dental crown procedure or if your bite doesn’t feel right. They can look at it and make adjustments as needed.

Typically, crowns last for 5 to 15 years, depending on their type. A crown can break if you bite on hard objects, open bottles and packages with your teeth, or grind your teeth. Contact your dentist if your dental crown breaks, especially if you are in pain, bleeding, or the damage is extensive.

Your dental crown does not require any special maintenance. However, you must keep the tooth clean to avoid decay or gum disease. 

Maintaining good dental hygiene practices is essential. You should brush at least twice a day with fluoride toothpaste and floss at least once a day, especially at the gum line. Also, you should avoid chewing or biting into hard foods to avoid cracking.

The cost of crowns varies depending on which tooth needs a crown and the type of crown. Ceramic crowns can cost up to $2,100, and dental porcelain crowns can cost up to $2,000.