Perfect your smile
Crowns, often referred to as “caps” are a fantastic solution for restoring teeth that have been badly cracked or that have decayed by more than 50%. In cases where a filling won’t work, a crown is a great alternative as it covers the entire tooth to the gum baseline. Crowns improve the structure of your teeth and therefore your bite. They not only give your teeth the strength they need, but also longevity and a clean and natural appearance.
Mango Hill Dental use only the best quality materials to complete your crowns so you can be sure your crown will last. A crown is usually a two visit process. The first visit will include x-rays or scans of your root and bite, filing or filling your tooth, a root canal if needed and a temporary crown will be placed over your teeth while your permanent crown is being crafted.
As with all our procedures, we take your comfort and pain management seriously as we want you to have the best dental experience possible. Make sure you speak with our dentists and reception staff about what to expect from your experience with us.
- Anaesthetic will wear off between 1-3 hours post procedure
- Recovery times depend on if a root canal or extensive dental work was needed prior to crowning
- Do not chew food on the numb side until feeling has returned
- For a temporary crown, avoid chewy or hard food and pulling floss up
- Hot, cold and pressure sensitivity may be present for a few days or weeks
- The injection/extraction site may feel a little sore for a few days
- Brush and floss your teeth carefully
- Avoid pulling floss “up” for 24 hours and instead slide it out
- Take pain medication if needed – speak to your dentist about what they recommend
Gently clean your tooth and crown with a toothbrush then contact Mango Hill Dental to arrange an appointment to fix your crown. We will try to get you in the same day or within 48 hours. This will reduce sensitivity and help protect the root and tooth beneath.
If your crown feels wobbly, it’s best to get it checked as soon as possible before it falls out or the tooth beneath starts to decay. The main reasons a crown might feel wobbly is if the tooth beneath has cracked, the original fitting wasn’t quite right or decay has formed beneath the crown.