Dental Crowns in Canberra

One-Visit Dental Crowns, CADCAM Technology, Quality Guaranteed

Dental crown is a restorative treatment for a broken down, weakened tooth. It is like a helmet that encircles the whole tooth providing cover so that no fractures are likely to occur.

A dental crown cost is approximately $1,600 – $2,000.

It is needed when there has been significant damage to a tooth that needs better strength and protection.


  • Fractures and cracks which frequently happens to teeth with large existing restorations or with a large filling.
  • Teeth that are subjected to excessive loading such as seen in sleep grinders/clincher.
  • In cosmetic/aesthetic dentistry, crowns are often used to improve the long term anatomy and shade of a tooth.

There are four types of crowns available: Gold, Ceramic (tooth coloured), Porcelain-fused-to-Metal (tooth coloured with a metal alloy coping inside) and Zirconia. All the above materials are well tolerated by cheek and gum.

  • Full-Metallic Crown
    • Gold alloys are one of the most commonly used materials at Civic Gentle Dental Care. Known for its high malleability, ductility and biocompatible nature, gold alloys are very friendly to tooth. There is minimal amount of natural tooth structure taken off during preparations for gold crowns. Other metal alloy crowns using non precious metals are also available.
  • Porcelain-Fused-Metal (PFM) Crown
    • To improve the aesthetic of a metallic crown especially in anterior/front teeth, dental technicians can place ceramics to cover the metal to give it a tooth-like aesthetic. It has been in use in dentistry for a very long time.
  • Ceramic Crown
    • Typically made of high-strength medical grade ceramic (modified glass + Lithium disilicate). These are one of the favourite crowns done at our practice. At Civic Gentle Dental Care, we utilise the latest chair-side CADCAM technology to provide precision fit dental crowns. The accuracy of such restoration is within microns of discrepancy, making them some of the most precision fitting restorations available to dentists. We offer E-max crowns at our surgery.
  • Zirconia Crown
    • Made out of Yttrium stabilised Zirconia Polycrystals; these crown are one the strongest available crowns of modern times. These are laboratory made crowns and need two visits for completion.

Dental crowns are expected to last at least 10-15 years. In our clinics, we are confident with our dental crowns that as long as the patient routinely visits a dentist to ensure good dental hygiene, we are happy to replace any dental crown that fractures within 5 years** after its placement. Most labs are not prepared to do that.

Most dental practices require patients to make two to three visits because the moulds need to be sent off to a dental laboratory to construct the crown. At Civic Gentle Dental Care we make our crowns at our practice.

This enables us to reduce the extra cost associated with laboratory fees and also ensure that the quality meets our high standards. It also benefits our patients by allowing the entire dental procedure to be completed in one visit.

Our experienced and friendly Dentists will explain the process with you and you can watch your dental crown be made with our advanced Dental Crown technology equipment at Civic Gentle Dental Care.

Our metal crowns are done in two visits. Dentists prepare the tooth, take impressions and send the impressions to highly experienced dental technicians in Sydney and Melbourne where crowns are made. They are cemented in the second visit.

Same-day dental crowns are also known as CEREC crowns. They can be milled at the dental practice meaning there is minimal waiting time for the crown to be made. This can be more convenient and faster for the patient.

We design our ceramic crowns in-house using modern CAD/CAM technology where 3D images of the teeth are loaded on to the SIRONA-CEREC software and crowns are milled by computer operated machines in less than 10 mins. This technology has been used on more than 8 million patients worldwide and more than 25 million ceramic restorations have been created and placed.

The dentist needs to remove or replace old filling material and prepare the tooth. This involves removing some tooth structure to allow enough space for the crown to be placed. The dentist will then take a mould or scan of the tooth for the crown to be made.

Maintaining good oral hygiene is very important to reduce the chance of dental decay underneath a crown. In rare cases, the nerve may flare up after a crown is placed and require root canal treatment. Your dentist will discuss these risks with you prior to starting treatment.

The dentist will always anaesthetise the tooth prior to starting treatment so it will not hurt. There may be some sensitivity from the tooth for a few days after the appointment but it usually does not last long.

If good oral hygiene is not maintained, tooth decay can start under a crown. The dentist may be able to place a dental filling or the whole crown may need to be replaced.

Teeth may turn black after root canal treatment and if the crown is placed on a root-treated tooth, there may be a black line at the margin. The dentist may need to replace the crown and extend it further to cover the black line.

There are many restorative options available to help you achieve the smile you would like. At Civic Gentle Dental Care our experienced dentist will discuss with you entire options and help tailor your personal treatment plan that provides the best outcome related to your individualised goals.

**Conditions apply. Prices subject to change without notice.

**5 Year Limited Warranty key conditions: 1. Patient has to retain their receipt, 2. have twice a year routine 6 monthly dental check-up and cleans at any of our practice location during the warranty period. The warranty will cover for a free replacement of the same Dental Crown restoration if it failed due mechanical failures only, such as fractures or de-bonds. The warranty however, does not extend to trauma/accident related failures, dental decays, gum diseases, or a need for root canal therapy otherwise recommended by the treating dentist prior to the commencement of treatment.

Dental Crowns Canberra

Feel free to call us on (02) 6247 0224 or email us if you have any questions regarding your dental health or dental treatments. Our doctors and staff are happy to help. You can also visit us in person at Suite 8, Lvl 3, 161 London Circuit, Canberra City ACT 2601.

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