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A dental crown procedure is often the best solution to preserve the life of a tooth. If you have a dentist that you’ve been seeing for a long time then no doubt you will trust their opinion and give then the go ahead. However, if you go to a dentist for the first time and he or she has a cursory look at your teeth and immediately recommends a crown, you should take a deep breath and have the conversation about alternatives.
If you are still not satisfied then leave, do your research and if necessary seek another opinion. Crowns may well be the best option but they are an investment and you should be sure you investigate other tooth restoration options before you spend your money. If you are looking for another opinion then come and see us at Cosmic Smile. We will provide you with honest and professional advice on whether a crown is required.
A crown is most commonly used when there is no longer sufficient tooth structure left to place a filling. Generally speaking, crowns are good. They are a tooth-like covering placed over an existing tooth to protect it and to make sure you don’t compromise the health of your other teeth and the health of your gums. It strengthens, restores and improves the appearance of a tooth. People often choose a crown to cover a badly discoloured or broken tooth.
Dental crowns last between 5 and 15 years. Their lifespan depends on the amount of wear and tear the crown is exposed to and how much attention you pay to your oral hygiene and diet.
This occurs when you have a cracked tooth. Unlike a broken tooth, a cracked tooth cannot be repaired. In fact in the case of a cracked tooth you may use a crown as a temporary solution. Longer term you may need root canal and then a crown or an extraction. A misdiagnosis might occur if you have craze lines in your teeth. These won’t require action but they may appear like a crack. In some cases a long crazed line might be the precursor to a crown. You should double check the diagnosis before you spend the money.
Obviously a filling is suggested if it is not going to dominate the entire tooth. Modern dental fillings are made of much more durable material than old fillings. However, if an old filling is covering about two thirds of your tooth it could be that you will need a crown to keep the tooth. If a new filling is so large it compromises the structure of the tooth then maybe a crown is a better option. An old filling will eventually give up. Of course, with such little tooth remaining it might develop a crack and therefore you will require a crown anyway. It’s a decision only you can make but a crown may be the only way to preserve the tooth.
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Cosmic Smile in Neutral Bay are specialists in Invisalign orthodontic therapy. Invisalign orthodontic therapy uses invisible plastic aligners to straighten and improve the appearance of your teeth. You can enjoy all the benefits of braces without having to sacrifice your smile and you can eat whatever you like subject to the normal recommendations applicable to good oral health. (more…)
Exciting times here at work! We have just re-branded and added Laser to our name to become Cosmic Smile Laser Dental. Why you ask? Well, all because of the new dental laser that lets us do more treatments with better results, faster and more comfortably. That’s a Win-Win.
The new laser is the Lightwalker AT S. The MOST advanced dental laser ever built. It is actually two lasers in one. Each of its lasers is 10-15x more powerful than the current lasers I have = MORE EFFECTIVE TREATMENT.
Have a look at the promotional videos by Fotona
We can do better conservative and cosmetic dentistry, root canal treatments, periodontal therapy, aesthetic procedures, gum and bone work and even NightLase snoring treatment!
We are the first dentist in NSW to have this equipment and provide the benefits that only laser light technology can bring.
So if you hate the sound of the dental drill then call us to find out how we’ll be able to help you.
I recently completed the accreditation for Smilefast Magic Braces. What a fantastic course! I am now one of the first few people in Australia to do the course. It was developed in Melbourne so we’re lucky to be able to have this kind of leading edge technology on our doorstep.
Smilefast Magic Braces are a revolutionary new treatment using the latest technology to cosmetically align your teeth in around only six months.
Unlike big metal braces that take two or three years, Smilefast Magic Braces gives you a beautiful, confident smile – fast!
Computer technology helps make the movement rapid but safe, focusing on cosmetic alignment and improvement of your smile.
The clear brackets are very discrete and because the movement is so fast, they could be off by the time you are due for your next hygiene appointment.
Magic Braces would suit crooked and crowded teeth, gaps, protruding and prominent teeth, uneven gum lines and more!
I’m really excited to be able to offer this new technique to my patients. And the best part – its cheaper than any other system!
If you’re interested in getting straight teeth – fast, give the office a call on 9904 2880 for a complimentary smile consultation.
Merry X’mas and Happy New Year to all.
Here is the Cosmic Smile Dental December 2011 Newsletter. I hope that you enjoy it. (more…)
This week I was fortunate enough to meet with Marc Leichtung the inventor of the Snap-On Smile. He was giving a lecture for advanced Snap On Smile providers and I was invited along. He is wholly committed to making the product as successful as it can possibly be and was giving us insights into the new manufacturing techniques and materials that make the product even better than before. (more…)