Are you suffering from a weak or a cracked tooth?
Are you looking for ways to cover your discoloured teeth?

Conscious about your crowns?

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What Sets us Apart to other Practices

Family Friendly  Practice

You’re not a patient , but a member of our dental family. Treated with respect and compassion we listen to your concerns and work with you to find the care solutions that’s best for you

7 Star Service

Complete transparency- We believe in open communication and long-term relationships with our patients,  based on mutual trust and respect. We will tell you everything you need

Accredited Practice

  • Member of the ADA and ACAS.
  • Dr Kanowitz is highly experienced – practicing for 30 years
  • Ethical treatment recommendations – providing preventative care

Latest Technology

We are dedicated to employing the latest technology. We utilize intraoral cameras, Wand Computerized Injections, laser cavity detection, digital photography and digital X-rays.

Complimentary Parking

Unlike some dental practices which have offices strewn over several suburbs we have one prime location in Hornsby.

Interest Free Payment Plans

  • Multiple payment to choose from
  • 70% of our patients decide to take advantage of this.

Crowns

A crown is a custom-made cap, in the shape of a tooth that is fitted over the existing natural tooth. The purpose of dental crowns is to restore the structure and strength of the damaged tooth, as well as improving the overall appearance.

When Can Crowns Be Used?

A dentist can recommend dental crowning for the following reasons:

  • Preserve the tooth that is weakened due to decay or a large filling.
  • To protect a worn out, fractured or cracked tooth.
  • Improve a tooth’s shape, alignment and shade.
  • To strengthen a tooth after root canal treatment.

What Are Crowns Made Of?

There are four common materials used for making crowns.

  • All Ceramic (Porcelain) Crowns – used for restoring front teeth and recommended by dentists as they are easier to blend with your natural tooth color.
  • Porcelain-fused to metal – This crown is offers an extremely strong restoration as it is connected to a metal structure.  It provides a good seal to prevent decay and leakage.
  • Gold alloys – Crowns comprised of gold, copper and other metals. Provides a strong bond to the tooth, doesn’t fracture, or wear away the tooth it covers.
  • Base metal alloys – This crown contains non-noble metals that are highly resistant to corrosion and durable.

What Is The Procedure?

Two appointments are required for dental crowns.

First Appointment: The Preparation

  • Local anaesthesia is administered by the dentist to numb the surrounding gum and tooth.
  • The dentist will shape the outer surfaces of the tooth to make room for the crown.
  • Special dental ‘putty’ is used to take the impression (mould) of your teeth.
  • Onto the prepared tooth, a temporary crown is cemented to protect it while the permanent crown is being created.
  • The impression is sent to the dental laboratory where a technician will prepare the crown. This may take a few weeks.

The Second Appointment: Fitting

  • Local anaesthesia may be administered by the dentist to numb the surrounding gum and tooth.
  • The temporary crown is removed.
  • The dentist will place the new crown, ensuring that it fits correctly and check your bite.
  • After some minor adjustments, the crown is cemented with permanent dental adhesive.

At Dr. Kanowitz, each crown is individually handcrafted to provide a natural and healthy look.  

As with any dental restoration, by combining proper dental care at home along with regular hygiene check and clean, will ensure a long lasting crown and smile.

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