Reconstructing Teeth

Teeth are damaged because of decay, wear and tear and trauma. With modern materials and techniques, we are able to reconstruct teeth so that they are once again functional and aesthetically pleasing.

Dental Crowns can restore and protect your teeth

Dental crowns can be all-ceramic for cosmetic purposes, or they can be porcelain on metal for teeth in the back of the mouth. In this case the metal helps the crown sustain the bite pressure while the porcelain is colour-matched to your natural teeth. The end result with whichever crown you use is one that will restore the appearance of your smile.

In-house team of dental technicians

At Sydney Dental Specialists we have an in-house team of dental technicians to fabricate the dental crowns for you. Having these technicians on-site allows us to more clearly communicate and so produce better results

The dental crown process

The treatment process for dental crowns takes place over 3 appointments.

  1. Consultation

Your first appointment is a consultation with one of our prosthodontists. During this consultation your oral health will be assessed, and x-rays taken. We will then discuss what you can expect with treatment and how long the treatment process will take.

  1. Preparing the tooth

Your second appointment will be when an impression of your teeth is taken, and then your tooth prepared for the dental crown. The impression will be sent to the lab where the more permanent restoration will be fabricated. While you wait for this a temporary crown will be placed.

  1. Placing the dental crown

During this appointment the temporary crown is removed and the more permanent tooth is bonded into place. The dental crown can last up to twenty years provided you take good care of your oral health.

Transform the appearance of your smile with dental veneers

There are two types of dental veneers: composite and porcelain. To determine which type of veneer is suitable for you, we will assess your oral health and discuss with you, your desired outcome. Next to teeth whitening, dental veneers are one of the more popular methods of restoring the appearance of healthy teeth; also dental veneers can help close space between teeth.

Treatment process for composite resin veneers

Composite resin veneers can be applied in just one appointment and last up to eight years. This treatment is relatively quick and is useful for concealing chips, cracks and other imperfections. One of prosthodontists may also recommend this treatment as part of treatment to close space between teeth {link to space closure page}.

Treatment for porcelain veneers

For this treatment you’ll need two appointments. The first appointment is when impressions of your teeth are taken and sent to the lab to create the porcelain veneers. In the meantime, your teeth will be prepared and temporary veneers placed. Preparing your teeth for porcelain veneers involves removing a minimal amount of enamel to allow the veneers to be bonded to your teeth seamlessly.

The second appointment is when your temporary veneers are removed and the more permanent veneers are bonded to your teeth.  Porcelain veneers can last up to ten years, and are stain resistant.


Case Studies

Case Study 1 - Reconstruction

  • Here, existing restorations were fracturing every few months due to changes in the bite and tooth grinding.
  • The upper teeth were reconstructed using ceramic crowns and veneers.
  • There have been no fractures for 3 years

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Case Study 2 - Reconstruction

  • These upper teeth had been previously restored with crowns. One had fractured and tooth needed removal. The other crowns showed deal and the black line at the gum.
  • The lower teeth were suffering from a combination of wear and acid erosion.
  • The crowns were replaced and teeth reconstructed with a variety of materials, including ceramic crowns, bonded composite resin, and new ceramic/composite materials.
  • A really nice functional and aesthetic result was achieved and this has been in place for 3 years.

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Case Study 3 - Reconstruction

  • This young man had a high decay rate that had resulted in decay, fracture and loss of many teeth.
  • This was holding him back at work and he wanted to fix the teeth properly.
  • With a combination of implants, crowns, veneers and bonding, the smile and function were restored. He is really happy with his new appearance.

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