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Cosmetic changes can also improve teeth health and prevent further damage. We can provide a comprehensive treatment plan for replacing teeth that have been damaged or weakened due to trauma, decay or previous surgery. Porcelain crowns fit over your existing teeth, replacing the natural crown, and are often the best way to save and strengthen your teeth. They look great, and are especially suitable for wear and tear, or teeth with large fillings. Bridges can replace missing or damaged teeth with a porcelain tooth, that is fit between two adjacent teeth using a strong ‘bridge’. Whilst the cosmetic improvements of this treatment are obvious, it can also prevent damage to other teeth, shifting of teeth, and improves chewing ability.
See our Porcelain Crowns & Bridges before and after, below.
What is a porcelain crown?
Porcelain crowns are custom-made caps or crowns for people who have damaged teeth. It will restore the tooth when it can’t be repaired, with filling and other types of dental treatments to its original strength and function.
Can a porcelain crown be repaired?
Yes, depending on the severity of the problem in your porcelain crown, it can be easy to repair with resin. But, you might need a new dental crown made and installed when you have severe damage.
How much is a porcelain crown?
The cost can vary, and some factors that can affect the price would be the material of the crown, the location, size and damage of the tooth, or teeth. Prices may be even partially covered through health funds, but of course, you can contact us and get an appointment to determine the cost.
Are porcelain crowns strong?
Yes, they are. Porcelain caps are nearly as strong as regular teeth.
How long do porcelain crowns last?
Porcelain crowns can last for decades when well maintained. You must go regularly to your dentist to get the crowns examinated to replace or fix when it’s necessary to.
Can porcelain crowns be whitened?
Porcelain crowns can’t be whitened, they are made from a material that is not only resistant to stains but also teeth whitening products. You need to be careful when you have a porcelain crown fitted and are using whitening products, you might get a different colour between your natural teeth and your crown, they will eventually mismatch. The same will happen if you let your teeth discolour or stain.
Do porcelain crowns stain?
No, porcelain crowns won’t get stains as they are made from a non-porous material that makes them resistant to stains.