Dental Crowns – Why do I need them?

Dental crowns are professionally manufactured covers that is placed over a natural tooth (or implant) to help restore its appearance and function. Dental crowns can be used to restore a tooth that is largely broken down or to protect a tooth that is cracked. They provide both a functional and cosmetic improvement.

Platinum Dental uses cutting edge digital technology for the design and creation of perfectly fitting crowns in our clinic. Our dental crowns are made of the highest quality porcelain that is accurately colour matched to your teeth to provide a beautiful natural look.

What reasons are there for getting a same day crown:

  • If you have broken or fractured teeth.
  • As a cosmetic enhancement.
  • Repairing decayed teeth.
  • As a replacement for fractured fillings or fillings that are too large.
  • You have recently had root canal therapy on a tooth.

What is the process for receiving same day dental crowns?

Digital impressions

Your dentist will first take a digital impression of your teeth using our 3d digital impression scanner. Using a digital scanner is far less messy than using traditional, sticky, impression material and also allows for more accurate results since there is no risk of distortions in the material.

Computer-aided design

Your Platinum Dental dentist will use your digital impression to create a virtual, 3D model of your teeth to assist with designing your crown. The design software we use allows Dr. Victoria to make detailed modifications to your virtual tooth, which help to enable the production of a perfectly shaped and fitting crown.

Your dentist will use the digital impression to precisely match the colour of your new porcelain crown to your adjacent teeth. When all of these design steps have been completed, the digital design is sent to our in-clinic milling unit to create your new crown.

Milling the crown

Our Dental milling unit is the most advanced on the market. It will precisely manufacture your beautiful crown out of a single block of high quality, colour matched porcelain. The porcelain we use has the same characteristics as your natural teeth, providing a strong and aesthetically pleasing result.

It is important to remember that very few of us have perfectly white teeth. Most of our teeth will not be one colour but actually have a gradient of colour depending on what part of the tooth you are looking at. We all have friends that have an obvious crown or replacement tooth because the tooth is a single block of colour and doesn’t look natural. To make perfect looking dental crowns, you have to be skilled in staining the crown to give a natural appearance. All Platinum Dental dentists are trained in professional staining techniques to provide an exquisite finish to your crown.

Fitting and final adjustments

The use of our digital technology and the advanced milling unit ensures that it is very unlikely that a final adjustment will ever be needed. This means you will be able to walk into and out of our clinic on the same day, with your new permanent and beautiful crown in place.

Advantages of Platinum Dental One-Day Dental Crowns

  • Fast: We will create your high-quality crown in just one day. At other dental clinics, patients will usually have to wait for up to two weeks for their lab-manufactured crown to arrive.
  • Natural appearance: Our use of high-grade porcelain and the skill of our dentists means that your crown will be a natural and beautiful looking restoration.
    Strong and durable: The milling process ensures the production of strong and durable dental crowns that are highly resistant to breaking and cracking.
  • Biocompatible: Our crowns are metal-free and non-toxic. They act in exactly the same way as your natural tooth enamel does

Why Should I Choose Platinum Dental For Same Day Crowns?

Our dentists have the qualifications and reputation for creating some of the finest cosmetic dentistry in the Newcastle and Hunter region.

Contact us to come and see what Platinum Dental can do for you.