Dental crowns (caps): allowing you to keep your teeth for longer!
Dental crowns can protect, camouflage, cover or strengthen your tooth, allowing you to keep your tooth for longer.Dental crowns are also known as tooth crowns, porcelain crowns or dental caps – and they work a little bit like caps. Dental crowns cover your tooth, providing multiple benefits, depending on your needs. Today, crowns are incredibly lifelike and almost impossible to detect from your natural teeth.
Do I need a porcelain crown?At our Wodonga dentist clinic, dental crowns are created in various materials, depending on the patient’s needs and budget. We can use porcelain, metal, porcelain fused to metal or gold. The most lifelike dental crowns are porcelain crowns, so if you need a crown on a tooth that’s visible when you smile and talk, a porcelain crown may be the best solution for you.
No more invasive impressions!Unlike some clinics, taking an impression for your new crown is easy. There’s no powder, no putty and no invasive (and time-consuming) impressions in your mouth. At SJ Dental, we use one of the newest scanners from Dentsply Sirona, the global leaders in dental equipment. This tiny wand-like device is gently placed in your mouth for a few seconds, creating an incredibly accurate 3D image of your teeth and gums on a nearby computer screen. It’s quick, easy and fuss-free!
The Versatile Dental Crown
Dental crowns are highly versatile. They can:
Reinforce a weak, badly cracked toothIf you have a badly cracked tooth, it won’t improve on its own and over time, the situation can worsen. For example, you may start to feel sensitivity when biting into foods or your dentist may have told you that you risk your tooth splitting apart. To remedy this situation, your dentist may recommend a dental crown to hold your severely cracked tooth in place.
Be part of a dental bridgeif a tooth-supported bridge is being created, meaning a dental bridge that doesn’t involve tooth implants, your dentist will need to grind down the neighbouring teeth of the bridged area and place a new dental cap on the top to work as an abutment for the bridge.
Restore a broken tooth or tooth that has been badly worn downA tooth that has been badly worn down can become more transparent or even darker. Sometimes, your dentist will recommend a crown to strengthen and protect the tooth and also to match the colour of your neighbouring teeth.
Replace a largefillings don’t always last forever. If you have an old, large filling that perhaps has already been replaced a couple of times, your dentist may suggest the more permanent option of a dental crown.
Act as an artificial tooth on top of a dental implantIf you have lost an adult tooth and are replacing it with a dental implant, a dental crown will be attached to the implant via an abutment, working as a permanent replacement tooth.
Cover an unattractive tooth due to multiple fillings, stainsA tooth can begin to look unsightly due to, for example, several mercury amalgam fillings or bad staining. A porcelain crown can aesthetically remedy this situation.
Cover a badly shaped toothDental crowns, particularly porcelain crowns, can be used for aesthetic reasons.
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Dr Stephen Jiang
Dr. Stephen Jiang is a highly skilled and experienced dentist with over 20 years of private practice experience. He obtained his dental degree from the University of Adelaide, where he excelled in his studies and received comprehensive training in various dental procedures. He also holds a PhD in medical and dental research.
Prior to establishing SJ Dental, Dr. Jiang worked in the public sector where he provided dental care to the general population. He has a passion for oral health and prevention, and he is committed to educating his patients on how to maintain optimal oral health.
Dr. Jiang has a broad range of expertise in all general dentistry, and he has a keen interest in oral surgery and complex dentistry. He is also experienced in both orthodontics and implant dentistry, and he is dedicated to staying up-to-date with the latest advancements in dental technology and techniques.
Outside of work, Dr. Jiang enjoys playing golf and spending time with his family and grandkids. He believes in maintaining a healthy work-life balance, and he brings that philosophy to his practice by creating a warm and welcoming environment for his patients.
Patients describe Dr. Jiang as a compassionate and skilled dentist who puts their comfort and well-being first. With so many years of clinical experience behind him, he is sure to provide the best care for the entire family. Whether you need routine dental care or more complex treatments, you can trust Dr. Jiang to provide the highest quality dental care while keeping your overall well-being in mind.
Dr John Xu
Patients have always appreciated Dr. Xu's gentle and polite personality, and many have found him to provide excellent service for all aspects of dentistry. Dr. Xu has a keen interest in preventative care, root canal treatment, and Invisalign treatment, and he is dedicated to staying up-to-date with the latest advancements in dental technology and techniques.
Outside of work, Dr. Xu enjoys cooking, and he has worked as a Japanese chef in the past during his university years. He continues to pursue his passion for cooking in his free time. He also enjoys spending time with his young children and family.
Patients describe Dr. Xu as a caring and skilled dentist who puts their comfort and well-being first. With his gentle approach and dedication to excellence, he is sure to provide the best possible care for all of his patients. Whether you need routine dental care or more complex treatments, you can trust Dr. Xu to provide the highest quality dental care while keeping your overall well-being in mind.
Dr Louise Chew
Dr. Chew has a keen interest in preventative dental care, cosmetic procedures, and Invisalign treatment. Patients appreciate her gentle touch and compassionate approach to dentistry, and she is dedicated to providing the highest quality dental care to all of her patients.
Outside of work, Dr. Chew enjoys spending time with her family, and she loves to travel with them. Her passion for exploring new places and cultures has taken her to many different parts of the world, and she brings that same sense of adventure and curiosity to her work as a dentist.
Whether you need routine dental care or more complex treatments, Dr. Chew is committed to providing the best possible care for all of her patients. With her gentle touch, compassionate approach, and dedication to excellence, you can trust Dr. Chew to help you achieve the healthy, beautiful smile you deserve.