Your guide to high-quality, low-stress dental crowns in Napier
Led by Dr. Sundar, Dentiq strikes the right balance of warm, welcoming, “back-to-basics” relationships and service, and sophisticated technologies which leverage the latest and safest that modern dentistry has to offer. The dental crowns that are designed, made, and placed at our office in the Greenmeadows section of Napier, also represent a blend of fundamental, precision planning and advanced materials and techniques. So, you have peace of mind that your rebuilt tooth will feel and function as brilliantly as it looks, and that the treated tooth will last and last for sustained health.
You may need a crown if …
Our team works closely with you and your family to preserve the health and beauty of your natural teeth. If, however, a tooth becomes damaged due to decay, gum disease, or other trauma, we may recommend restorative dental treatment. The most conservative option for treatment is preferred because these options preserve maximum tooth structure. A large filling to treat a cavity, for instance, may not adequately support the tooth’s structure. A dental inlay may be appropriate to resolve damage between the cusps or points of the tooth. To resolve more extensive damage, a dental onlay is placed within the grooves on the tooth’s surface and at least one cusp as a more conservative alternative. The onlay may be insufficient to restore a damaged or deeply decayed tooth. In turn, a full-coverage crown is recommended. Root canal therapy may precede placement of the crown.
Additionally, full crowns can breathe new life into:
- Very weak teeth
- Severely broken or fractured teeth
- Excessively worn teeth
- Repeatedly treated teeth
Crowns are a necessary part of tooth replacement; for instance, crowns placed on neighboring teeth support replacement teeth as part of a dental bridge. They are also the “finishing touch” of the dental implants process. The implant “roots” the overlying crown in the jaw, just like a natural tooth root. Versatile crowns may even be used to cover up very irregularly shaped or irregularly sized teeth.
The beauty of state-of-the-art care
As its name suggests, crowns are placed 0ver the top of “prepared” natural tooth structure similar to how a crown or cap fits over your head. Preparation involves removing damaged parts of the tooth and shaping it. So, that way, the crown fits precisely. Crowns may be made with a variety of materials, including dental ceramics, gold and other metal alloys, or a mix of metals and ceramics. Dr. Sundar discusses your options and considers factors such as the location of the damaged tooth and your personal preferences.
Traditionally, the crowns process requires at least two dental appointments. The first visit involves preparing both the natural tooth and the crown. A temporary crown is placed to protect the prepared treatment site. Information about your tooth is then sent to an outside lab. The second visit involves removing the temporary and securely “fixing” the permanent, lab-made crown in place. At Dentiq, the entire process can be completed in a single visit. Our onsite lab uses computer-aided design and manufacturing technologies to prepare and fabricate the crown from a quality block of durable porcelain. Refinements can be made quickly. No temporary. No wait. No worries.Schedule your visit at our Greenmeadows office. Ring us 06 880 6161.