Dental Crowns in Melbourne

If you’re looking for a dental clinic that can offer all types of crowns, make an appointment with Just Dental Group. We take great pride in providing personalised and compassionate dental care, and this includes treating various dental issues with ceramic, gold and porcelain crowns in Melbourne.  

Our Prahran dental clinic is outfitted with state-of-the-art technology that allows us to create a tooth crown that’s perfect for every patient. After assessing your circumstances, our dental crown Prahran dentist will create a treatment plan that will address the dental issues you’re experiencing. We also offer reasonably priced dental crowns in Melbourne to suit your budget. Schedule a consultation at our clinic today for tooth crown treatment.

Symptoms Indicating the Need for a Dental Crown 

  • Tooth Decay – Severe decay that can’t be fixed with a filling. 
  • Cracked or Broken Teeth – Teeth that are fractured or broken and need protection. 
  • Worn Down Teeth – Teeth that are significantly worn down due to grinding or other factors. 
  • Large Fillings – Teeth with large fillings that need more support. 
  • Post Root Canal – Teeth that have undergone root canal treatment and need reinforcement. 
  • Cosmetic Reasons – Discoloured or misshapen teeth that need aesthetic improvement. 

The Treatment Process for Dental Crowns 

  • Initial Consultation – Our dentist will examine your teeth and take X-rays to assess the need for a crown. 
  • Tooth Preparation – The tooth is filed down to make room for the crown. If a large area of the tooth is missing, the dentist may use filling material to build it up.  
  • Impression Making – An impression of the trimmed tooth and surrounding teeth is taken to create a custom crown. 
  • Temporary Crown – A temporary crown is placed to protect the tooth while the permanent crown is being made. 
  • Permanent Crown Placement – Once the permanent crown is ready, the temporary crown is removed and the new crown is fitted, adjusted and cemented into place.

Aftercare for Dental Crowns 

After getting crowns for teeth, it’s important to maintain good oral hygiene, such as brushing and flossing regularly. You should also avoid chewing hard foods that could cause damage to a crown, and ensure you’re not grinding or clenching your teeth. Finally, it’s important to visit your dentist for regular check-ups and cleanings to ensure the crown and surrounding teeth remain healthy. Contact your dentist immediately if you experience persistent pain, if the crown feels loose or falls off, or if you notice any damage to the crown.  

Potential Issues & Solutions 

  • Sensitivity – If you experience sensitivity, particularly to hot or cold temperatures, use a toothpaste designed for sensitive teeth. 
  • Loose Crown – If your crown feels loose, contact your dentist immediately. 
  • Chipped Crown – Small chips can often be repaired without removing the crown. Larger chips may require a replacement. 
  • Dark Line at Gum Line – This is common with porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns. It’s usually not a concern but can be replaced for cosmetic reasons. 

Make an Appointment Today

Call Just Dental Group today on 1300 770 586 or contact us online to book an appointment. Our dental crown Prahran dentists will be happy to discuss your requirements and determine whether a dental crown is right for you.

Frequently Asked Questions

Also commonly known as a tooth cap or dental cap, a dental crown is a small cap that’s placed over the top of a tooth that has become chipped, cracked or severely decayed. Dental caps are made to look like real teeth and therefore aren’t noticeable to other people. 

  • Ceramic crowns 
  • Porcelain crowns 
  • Metal crowns 

The lifespan of a tooth crown will depend on various factors, such as what type of material the crown is made from, the patient’s oral hygiene practices, and how often the patient gets dental check-ups. On average, a tooth crown can last between 5 to 15 years, or longer if taken care of well.

  • May need repairs – Although all types of crowns are strong, they may from time to time need to be repaired due to wear and tear or problems caused by biting on hard objects or blows to the face.  
  • Discomfort – Some patients may feel some discomfort when eating foods and drinks that are particularly cold or hot for the week or two after their treatment.  
  • Potential nerve damage – Sometimes a tooth that gets a tooth cap placed on top of it may get compressed, causing nerve inflammation or injury.  
  • Potential infection – It’s possible for infection to develop underneath a tooth crown due to bacteria, causing severe pain.   
  • Potential loosening – Patients that often grind or clench their teeth may cause a crown to become loose.

No, it is not painful to get a crown, although there may be some minor discomfort or pressure during the procedure. Our dental crown Prahran dentist will use a local anaesthetic to numb the tooth before beginning.

No, it is not always necessary to undergo a root canal prior to having a crown put in. Our dentist may need to perform a root canal treatment if the tooth is severely damaged.

This will largely depend on what kind of crown the patient has chosen to get. The average prices for the types of crowns we offer are as follows:  

  • Ceramic crowns – $1,571-$1,831 
  • Porcelain crowns – $1,529-$1,760 
  • Metal crowns – $1,571-$1,831