In certain situations where teeth are damaged, a dental crown (or "cap") is needed. Generally, this occurs when:
- A large portion of a tooth requires filling
- Certain types of trauma or damage to a tooth has occurred
- Root canal treatment is performed
- Aesthetic reasons, like cosmetic alteration, particularly of visible teeth
- Prevention of teeth at risk of breaking and needing to be extracted (removed).
What is the process for getting a dental crown?
The below video shows the process, reasons for costs, what a good result looks like, plus some pros and cons of getting a dental crown.
Do I need a dental crown?
There are a number of factors that need to be considered before getting a dental crown. Your dentist is the best person in doing a thorough check-up and discussing the advantages and disadvantages of having crowns put in place.
As a rule of thumb, if a filling is holding a tooth together more than the tooth is holding the filling, the tooth would benefit from having a crown fitted. Call us on (08) 9881 5573 or contact us via other methods to get an opinion from one of our dentists.