Arthur Street Dental | Coffs Harbour, NSW

What is a dental crown?

A dental crown in Coffs Harbour has a lot of important uses across dentistry. It is a tooth cover designed to look like your natural teeth in shape and colour.

If you have a root canal treatment or trauma to your tooth, your dentist may opt to treat the tooth and restore it with a dental crown. The crown absorbs your bite impact and helps prevent fracture to the underlying tooth. This allows you to chew with confidence. In this case, a dental crown prevents you from losing the tooth.

A dental crown also tops a dental implant post and acts as your replacement tooth. A dental implant is a prosthetic tooth root that relies on a dental crown for full function and aesthetics.

A tooth crown can also conceal tooth flaws like discolouration, small chips or shape abnormalities. In some cases, it can also lessen gaps or spaces between teeth.

If you have a dental bridge, you may notice that tooth crowns on either side of this bridge have secured it to healthy neighbouring teeth.

You care for your crown through brushing, flossing and visiting your dentist on time for dental exams and teeth cleans.

Dental Crowns in Coffs Harbour

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