Dental Crowns

What is a crown?

Crowns are coverings for the entire visible part of the tooth. A crown may also be called a ‘tooth crown’, ‘tooth cap’ or a ‘dental cap’ and is a great way to restore teeth which are heavily broken down

 

How long is the treatment for a dental crown?

The treatment for a crown usually involves two appointments.

At the first appointment any old fillings in the tooth are removed and the tooth is reshaped for the crown.  An impression is taken of the prepared tooth and sent to the dental lab so they can manufacture the crown.

Dr Cassimatis will make a temporary crown for while you are waiting for the permanent crown.  The laboratory usually takes about 10 days to make the crown.

At the second appointment the temporary crown is removed and the final crown tried in for fit, appearance and occlusion. Finally, it is cemented into place.

 

How much do dental crowns cost?

The cost of crowns vary depending on the type of crown.  Crown prices start from $1300 to $1700.

Dr Cassimatis will advise you of the cost of the crown after he has examined your tooth.

 

How long do dental crowns last?

A dental crown on average can last 15 -20 years.  However, it can last considerably longer. There are many factors that will influence how long the crown last.

  • How much of the tooth is remaining and the state of the nerve
  • The dentists experience and training.
  • How well you look after it.
  • The forces you place on it.