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Introduction

Welcome to Smile Perfection, your trusted dental practice in Pretoria offering premier dental crown services

Dental crowns are custom-made caps that cover damaged or decayed teeth, restoring their strength, shape, and function. With our advanced techniques and high-quality materials, we are committed to providing you with a beautiful and healthy smile.

What Are Dental Crowns? 

Dental crowns are restorations designed to encase damaged teeth. 

Crafted from durable materials such as porcelain or ceramic, they restore the natural appearance, size, and shape of teeth while providing protection and strength. 

Our dental crowns seamlessly blend with your natural teeth, giving you a confident smile.

Types of Dental Crowns

There are various types of dental crowns available, each with its own unique characteristics and indications. Here are some commonly used types of dental crowns:

  1. Porcelain Crowns: Porcelain crowns are highly aesthetic and can closely mimic the appearance of natural teeth. They are a popular choice for front teeth and areas that require optimal aesthetics. Porcelain crowns are suitable for patients with metal allergies as they are metal-free. However, they may not be as durable as some other crown materials.
  2. Porcelain-fused-to-Metal (PFM) Crowns: PFM crowns combine the natural appearance of porcelain with the strength and durability of a metal substructure. These crowns have a metal framework that is covered with a layer of porcelain. PFM crowns offer good aesthetics and strength, making them suitable for both front and back teeth. However, the metal substructure may cause a dark line to appear near the gumline over time.
  3. All-Ceramic or All-Porcelain Crowns: These crowns are made entirely of ceramic or porcelain material, without a metal substructure. They provide excellent aesthetics and are an ideal choice for patients with metal sensitivities. All-ceramic crowns are strong and durable, making them suitable for both front and back teeth.
  4. Zirconia Crowns: Zirconia crowns are known for their exceptional strength and durability. They are made from a biocompatible material called zirconia, which offers excellent aesthetics and can withstand biting forces well. Zirconia crowns are an excellent choice for molars and areas that require high strength.
  5. Gold Crowns: Gold crowns are made from a gold alloy and are known for their durability and longevity. They have been used in dentistry for many years and are highly biocompatible. While gold crowns do not offer the same aesthetics as porcelain or ceramic crowns, they are an excellent choice for patients who prioritize strength and durability.
  6. Base Metal Alloy Crowns: Base metal alloy crowns are made from non-noble metals such as nickel, chromium, and cobalt. These crowns are highly resistant to corrosion and are known for their strength. Base metal alloy crowns require minimal tooth preparation and are a good option for patients with metal allergies.

The choice of crown material depends on various factors, including the location of the tooth, aesthetic requirements, the patient’s bite, and their individual preferences. 

Indications for Dental Crowns 

Dental crowns are recommended for various dental conditions, including:

  • Severe tooth decay or cavities beyond the scope of fillings.
  • Cracked or fractured teeth requiring reinforcement and protection.
  • Weakened or worn-down teeth due to grinding or erosion.
  • Misshapen or discolored teeth affecting the aesthetics of your smile.
  • Teeth that have undergone root canal treatment, require additional support.

Preparation

Preparing for a dental crown procedure is important to ensure successful treatment and optimal results. Here are some steps to follow when preparing for a dental crown procedure:

  1. Consultation and Treatment Planning: Schedule an initial consultation with your dentist at Smile Perfection to discuss your dental condition and goals. During this appointment, your dentist will examine your teeth, take X-rays or scans, and determine if a dental crown is the right treatment for you. They will also discuss the treatment process, any alternatives, and address any concerns or questions you may have.
  2. Understanding the Procedure: Take the time to fully understand the dental crown procedure. Your dentist will explain the steps involved, the materials used, and the expected outcomes. This will help you prepare mentally and emotionally for the treatment.
  3. Discussing Options and Materials: Your dentist will discuss the different types of dental crown materials available, such as porcelain, ceramic, or metal alloys. They will consider factors like durability, aesthetics, and cost to help you make an informed decision. Understanding the options will assist you in selecting the most suitable crown for your needs.
  4. Oral Hygiene: Good oral hygiene is essential before undergoing a dental crown procedure. Brush your teeth thoroughly twice a day with a soft-bristle toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. Floss regularly to remove plaque and food debris from between your teeth and along the gumline. Maintaining a clean and healthy mouth minimizes the risk of infection and promotes better healing.
  5. Addressing Pre-existing Dental Issues: If you have any pre-existing dental conditions, such as gum disease or cavities, make sure to address them before the dental crown procedure. Treating these issues beforehand ensures a healthy foundation for the crown placement.
  6. Arrange Transportation: Depending on the type of anesthesia used, you may need someone to drive you to and from the dental office. Discuss with your dentist whether local anesthesia or sedation will be used during the procedure and plan accordingly.
  7. Eating and Medications: Follow any specific instructions provided by your dentist regarding eating and medications before the procedure. In some cases, you may be asked to avoid eating or drinking for a certain period of time before the appointment, especially if sedation is involved. Inform your dentist about any medications, supplements, or health conditions you have to ensure a safe and effective treatment.
  8. Comfort and Relaxation: If you experience dental anxiety or stress, inform your dentist. They can discuss relaxation techniques or provide options for dental sedation to help you feel more comfortable during the procedure.

By following these preparation steps, you can ensure that you are well-prepared and ready for your dental crown procedure at Smile Perfection in Pretoria. Your dentist will guide you through the entire process and address any specific concerns or questions you may have.

Procedure

  1. Tooth Preparation: Before placing the dental crown, the tooth receiving the crown needs to be prepared. Your dentist will administer a local anesthetic to ensure your comfort during the procedure. Once the area is numb, they will carefully shape the tooth by removing a thin layer of enamel. This step ensures there is enough space for the crown to fit comfortably and securely.
  2. Impression Taking: After tooth preparation, your dentist will take impressions of your teeth. These impressions capture the exact shape and size of your prepared tooth as well as neighboring teeth. The impressions are sent to a dental laboratory, where your custom crown will be fabricated.
  3. Temporary Crown Placement: While your permanent crown is being created, a temporary crown is placed over the prepared tooth to protect it. The temporary crown is made of acrylic or composite material and serves as a temporary solution until your permanent crown is ready.
  4. Fabrication of the Permanent Crown: The dental laboratory uses the impressions and specifications provided by your dentist to create your custom permanent crown. Skilled technicians use high-quality materials, such as porcelain or ceramic, to craft a crown that matches the shape, size, and color of your natural teeth, ensuring a seamless and natural-looking result.
  5. Crown Placement: Once your permanent crown is ready, you will return to Smile Perfection for the final step of the procedure. Your dentist will remove the temporary crown and carefully place the permanent crown over your prepared tooth. They will check the fit, color, and alignment of the crown to ensure it blends harmoniously with your surrounding teeth.
  6. Bonding and Adjustment: Once the proper fit is confirmed, your dentist will permanently bond the crown to your tooth using dental cement. Any necessary adjustments will be made to ensure proper occlusion (bite) and overall comfort. They will check your bite to ensure it is balanced and make any final adjustments as needed.
  7. Final Polishing and Evaluation: The crown is polished to a natural-looking shine, and your dentist will evaluate the overall aesthetics and functionality. They will make sure that your bite feels comfortable and that the crown functions properly with your surrounding teeth.

Throughout the procedure, your dentist will ensure your comfort and provide local anesthesia as necessary. They will also provide aftercare instructions and advise you on proper oral hygiene practices to maintain the longevity and health of your dental crown.

Benefits 

  • Restores the shape, size, and functionality of damaged teeth.
  • Enhances smile aesthetics, including color, shape, and alignment.
  • Provides protection for weakened or fractured teeth.
  • Improves chewing and speaking abilities.
  • Boosts confidence with a natural-looking smile.
  • Offers long-lasting and durable results.

Aftercare

After getting dental crowns, maintain good oral hygiene by:

  • Brushing your teeth at least twice daily with a soft-bristle toothbrush.
  • Flossing regularly to clean between teeth and around the crown.
  • Avoiding biting or chewing on hard objects or foods.
  • Attending regular check-ups and cleanings at Smile Perfection.
  • Contacting us immediately if you experience any discomfort, sensitivity, or a loose crown.

Dental Crowns  Price

The cost of dental crown treatment varies based on factors such as the number of crowns needed, materials used, and additional procedures required. 

During your consultation, our dental team will provide you with a comprehensive treatment plan and cost estimate. 

We strive to offer competitive pricing without compromising on the quality of our services or patient care. We believe in providing individualized treatment plans tailored to your unique dental needs.

Smile Perfection Treatments

Smile Perfection is a leading dental practice that provides exceptional dental care to patients of all ages. Our team of experienced and compassionate dentists offers a wide range of dental services, including general, cosmetic, aesthetic, emergency, and orthodontic care.

Frequently Asked Questions

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A dental crown is a cap that is placed over a tooth to restore its strength, shape, and appearance. Crowns are often used to repair a tooth that is damaged, decayed, or fractured. They can also be used to cover a tooth that has been crowned for cosmetic reasons.

There are three main types of dental crowns:

  • Porcelain crowns: Porcelain crowns are made of a ceramic material that is bonded to the tooth. They are the most natural-looking type of crown and are often used for cosmetic reasons.
  • Metal crowns: Metal crowns are made of a metal alloy, such as gold, silver, or stainless steel. They are strong and durable, but they are not as natural-looking as porcelain crowns.
  • Porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns: Porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns are made of a metal base with a porcelain covering. They are strong and durable, and they offer a good compromise between natural appearance and strength.

Dental crowns are placed in two appointments. In the first appointment, the dentist will prepare the tooth by removing a small amount of enamel. The crown will then be fitted over the tooth and cemented in place. In the second appointment, the dentist will check the fit of the crown and make any necessary adjustments.

There are a number of benefits to having a dental crown, including:

  • It can restore the strength and function of a damaged tooth.
  • It can improve the appearance of a tooth.
  • It can protect a tooth from further damage.
  • It can help to prevent tooth decay.
  • It can help to prevent gum disease.

The risks of having a dental crown are generally low. However, there are a few potential risks, including:

  • The crown may not fit properly.
  • The crown may come loose.
  • The crown may damage the surrounding teeth.
  • The crown may not last as long as you would like.

After getting a dental crown, it’s important to follow some guidelines for proper care and maintenance. These rules may include:

  • Avoiding sticky or hard foods that can damage the crown.
  • Practicing good oral hygiene by brushing and flossing regularly.
  • Visiting your dentist for regular check-ups and cleanings. 

To ensure the longevity and success of your dental crown, there are certain things you should avoid, such as:

  • Chewing on ice or other hard objects that can cause damage to the crown.
  • Using your teeth as tools to open packages or bite nails.
  • Consuming excessive amounts of sticky or chewy foods that can dislodge the crown. 

Dental crowns typically take some time to settle down after placement. It is normal to experience slight sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures in the initial days. 

The surrounding gum tissue may also require some time to adjust. Generally, the discomfort should subside within a few weeks. 

If you have any concerns about the healing process, it’s best to consult with your dentist. 

Before getting a dental crown, there are several important factors to consider:

  • Understanding the purpose and benefits of a crown for your specific dental condition.
  • Discussing the different types of crowns available and selecting the most suitable material for your needs.
  • Considering the cost, insurance coverage, and potential alternatives.
  • Discussing the procedure, including tooth preparation, anesthesia, and expected outcomes. 

Dental crowns are designed to be durable and long-lasting, but their lifespan can vary depending on various factors, including oral hygiene practices, biting forces, and the specific crown material used. 

On average, dental crowns can last between 5 to 15 years or even longer with proper care. Good oral hygiene, regular dental check-ups, and avoiding habits like teeth grinding or chewing on hard objects can help extend the lifespan of your dental crown.

The dental crown procedure itself is generally not painful as it is performed under local anesthesia, which numbs the area being treated. 

You may experience some discomfort or sensitivity after the procedure, especially as the anesthesia wears off. 

This is usually temporary and can be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers. However, if you experience severe or prolonged pain, it’s important to contact your dentist for further evaluation, as it could indicate an issue that needs attention.

What Our Patients Say

kgomosto debeta
kgomosto debeta
2023-06-02
Best dental practice ever, The stuff was super great, and made me to choose a better treatment for my teeth. Thank you so much Smile perfection for your amazing services. I'm definitely coming back!!!!
Vanessa Makwakwa
Vanessa Makwakwa
2023-06-02
Went earlier for a teeth cleaning, and was welcomed by a very friendly receptionist and the Doctor himself is very cheerful. The experience was painless and l can't wait for my next appointment
Lucia Mkwanazi
Lucia Mkwanazi
2023-01-02
Dear Doctor Maubane Thank you so much for giving me a beautiful smile! I can't stop looking at the mirror. My mom even says that I smile 😁 a lot more now! You made my experience with braces really nice, I'm so glad you were my orthodontist for this process once more THANK YOU so much 🙏🙏
Bongiwe Ngobese
Bongiwe Ngobese
2022-11-24
Best dental care service ever, everyone is so welcoming and friendly from the Receptionist to the service provider himself Dr FP Maubane
Dineo Phasha
Dineo Phasha
2022-11-01
I would recommend everyone to Dr Maubane let me tell my beautiful story with Dr Maubane, I went to Dr and consult about my tooth cause I've been suffering with my front tooth for so long and it was very painful and lifeless tooth he gave me options what to do with my tooth and that time I was losing hope that my tooth will never be saved but this magical Dr definitely did save my tooth and he even offer a free consultation now Im pain free and my tooth is still there, I'm highly recommending Dr Maubane the best dentist ever😎
Mokotedi Ditlhakanyane
Mokotedi Ditlhakanyane
2022-11-01
I have had the most wonderful experience with Dr Patrick Maubane. If someone is able to bring out the most beautiful smile of your child back and that being able to boost their self-confidence and self-esteem what more can you ask for. I recommend Dr Maubane to anyone due to his professional ethic, dedication to the profession and commitment. Thank You So Much for your self-lessness. I strongly recommend you for your excellent workmanship.
Morateng Tyhali
Morateng Tyhali
2022-08-12
I wouldn't recommend him to anyone. It's either he doesn't know what he's doing or he's chasing to claim more from medical aid. My daughter went there on Monday to take out a wisdom tooth (it was not painful at the time). He injected her on the gums and sent her for x-ray afterwards. After x-ray results that's when he saw that actually he can't take out that tooth but four of them have be removed from the theater. I mean who starts with injection before x-rays 🤷? You can't start with the last procedure and end with the first one. If he started with what comes first he could have seen that there was no need to inject the poor child. So he just caused my daughter an unnecessary pain cos the tooth was not taken out. He injected her for fun nje. So if you love yourself, don't even try going there. On top of that, when I enquired about this, he was so rude to the core!!!! And unprofessional at the same time. I will book my daughter to someone who knows her/his story,.
kgopotso mahlanyana
kgopotso mahlanyana
2022-01-07
Service received was very satisfactory. Well advised . Thank you.
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