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address201 Nicholson Street Abbotsford VIC 3067

Opening Hours : Monday to Saturday - 8am to 5pm
  Contact : 03 9410 1077

Dental crowns / caps


What are Dental Crowns / Caps?

A dental crown restores a tooth’s shape, size, and strength. It fully encases the visible portion of your tooth or dental implant. Once it is permanently bonded in place, only a Dentist or Specialist can remove it. With proper care and good oral hygiene, the life of a crown can range from 5 to 15 years.

When would I need a crown?

A crown may be prescribed by your dentist to:

  • Restore and protect a tooth that is worn, decayed, cracked, or broken
  • Protect and support a tooth after a very large filling or root canal treatment
  • Cover a dental implant
  • Hold a dental bridge or other prosthetic device in place
  • Improve your smile by covering a misshapen or severely discoloured tooth

What to expect during Crown procedure: 

Crown procedures usually require 2 visits to the dentist. At the first visit, Abbotsford Dental will prepare your tooth for the crown. In order to do so, your dentist will numb your tooth and surrounding tissues with a local anaesthetic. Then, the dentist will trim the surface of the tooth to make room for the crown. Once the tooth is the correct size and shape, your dentist will make impressions of your tooth and will send those impressions to a dental lab. The lab technicians will create a crown that is perfect for your smile. While you wait, you will be given a temporary crown.

When your new crown is done, you will come back to our office to get it placed. Your dentist will first check the fit and appearance of the crown and if it exceeds expectations, the dentist will permanently cement it into place.


What are the different types of crowns?

Abbotsford Dental will recommend the best type of crown for your dental restoration needs based on the chewing placement and structure of the tooth or implant that requires protection. There are three types of crowns. Each type has its own characteristics and qualities:

  1. Full Porcelain: Porcelain is attractive, strong, stable, and highly resistant to wear. It offers a high level of biocompatibility because it does not contain metal.A porcelain crown provides the best natural colour match to the rest of your teeth and is an excellent choice for front teeth.
  2. Full-Metal: Metal offers strength and endurance. A metal crown may be recommended for back teeth where the forces of biting and chewing are the greatest. A metal crown rarely chips or breaks. In addition, it requires minimal removal of tooth structure.A gold or other high-noble metal crown offers biocompatibility. A base metal crown is often the least expensive treatment options; however, it lacks biocompatibility and may cause allergic reactions or gumline discolouration.
  3. Porcelain-Fused-to-Metal: Porcelain-fused-to-metal offers the benefits of a natural surface colour that resembles the rest of your teeth and the strength of a metal substructure.While there are several advantages to selecting this type of crown, it requires the removal of more tooth structure than other types of crowns. This means that there is greater potential for patient discomfort during the treatment procedure.

Book a consultation with Abbotsford Dental today to discuss your treatment plan.

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Christopher Bowman
5-star rating 1 week ago
Both Dr. Frank & Simone were a pleasure - attentive, gentle, informative and up front.
Modern clinic and equipment. Dr Frank was able to identify & fix the cause of my pain that other Dentists seemed to miss.
All in all a fantastic experience - Highly recommend !
 
Amy C
5-star rating 1 months ago
Great service - first time I'd ever had my teeth professionally cleaned and was a bit apprehensive. But, it was quick, painless and my teeth felt amazing afterwards.
Dr Nikakhtar also gave me practical advice for how to keep my teeth healthy and also walked through the x-rays with me so I knew what was going on.
All of the practice staff are also really friendly! Highly recommended
 
Marcus Catanzaro
5-star rating2 months ago
Its really rare to find an honest and genuine dentist. My first experience today was nothing but A grade.
All those years of putting of the dentist were instantly rectified. Highly recommend.
 
Emma Fairhurst
5-star rating 2 months ago
I was extremely impressed with my recent experience at Abbotsford Dental Clinic. The staff were great with my children and I really liked the way
Dr Nikakhtar kept me informed of whatever he was seeing and thinking during their appointments. I really appreciate Dr Nikakhtar's holistic approach.
I was impressed with the dental work alone but on top of that Dr Nikakhtar picked up on issues that impact my health in general now,
and would have in the future if I had remained unaware. There was definitely a sense that our overall wellbeing was of importance.
This is all on top of the clinic being very modern and clean, and a very cleverly placed TV to distract you during the examination! I highly recommend this clinic.
 
Aves Middleton
5-star rating 6 months ago
Went in for a checkup and clean. Very modern and new clinic. The staff are great and ensured I was kept comfortable the whole time.
As a bonus you get to watch TV the whole time. Highly recommend.
 
Gregory Yap
5-star rating 3 months ago
The nicest clinic I've been to, and Dr. Frank is an honest and down-to-earth dentist!
 
Tyler B 5-star rating 6 months ago Friendly and trusting service with a great personal touch. Would recommend Farhang and his team at Abbotsford Dental Clinic to anyone.
 
Ryan Ashoorian
5-star rating 7 months ago
Good and gentle dentist... very happy


Abbotsford Dental Clinic
is rated at 5.0 based on 48 reviews.