Crowns, what are they and how do they work?


A crown is a type of dental restoration. It is a fantastic solution for fixing teeth that have been broken, weakened by decay or have a very large filling that is no longer strong. They can be used to secure a dental bridge or denture firmly in the mouth. A crown can also be a good solution for you if you would like to improve the appearance of teeth which have amalgam fillings.


As crowns can be made from a material that looks just like natural teeth, they can be used to give you a more attractive smile. Another reason you may need a crown in Erskineville is if you have undergone a root canal treatment. In this case, you will need a crown to protect your restored tooth. In all cases, a crown will allow you to eat and chew as if it was a real tooth.

So, now you know what a crown is, a tooth-shaped cap that is placed over your tooth, covering and restoring its shape, size, strength, and improving its appearance. When they are secured in place they totally encase and protect the entire area of a tooth above your gum line. What you may also like to know is how a crown is fitted and the procedures involved in getting a crown in Erskineville.

How will my crown be fitted?

In order to prepare your tooth for a crown there are a number of steps involved. Firstly, an impression is taken of your tooth here at our Healthy Smile Centre in Erskineville. Crowns require a perfect fit. The impression of your tooth is then used to create a totally custom-made, natural-looking crown in our dental laboratory. This crown will match the original tooth precisely and fit in with its neighbouring teeth. The next step is to prepare your existing tooth for the new crown to be securely fitted on top. This involves anesthetising tooth and the gum tissue around it. Your tooth will be filed down to make space for the crown or, if a large area of the tooth is missing, filled with material to build up the tooth to support the crown.