Dental Crowns and Implants in Dunedin

Dentist in Dunedin giving patient dental crownsAlmost every dentist near me will agree: your best teeth are the ones that grew in when your baby teeth fell out. They are tough, durable, not to mention attractive, and may last for a lifetime with proper care and maintenance. Check-ups and cleans are the foundation of good oral hygiene.

The reason is clear; consistent review by your dentist is the best way to ascertain and avoid potential dental problems like tooth decay and gum disease. But when a tooth has suffered damage, you’ll want to save it, preserve it or replace it.

Crowns Repair Damaged Teeth

A dental crown is an artificial replication almost as incredible as your natural tooth. It is a porcelain cover made by a local lab that sheathes and shields your tooth to guard against future damage.

We will measure your natural crown to ensure your new dental crown will match its shape and colour. Crowns are constructed of the highest quality materials to last for many years.

Where We Use Dental Crowns

As a restoration for the visible part of your tooth, dental crowns are a part of several different procedures performed at Bell Hill Dental. But no matter where they are used, dental crowns are carefully designed and created to match your teeth and fit seamlessly into your smile. The team at Bell Hill Dental will use a local dental lab to then fabricate your dental crown.

Diagram of dental implants in DunedinDental Implants to Replace Missing Teeth

Cases exist where a tooth is too damaged to be repaired, so we recommend you have it replaced. Where the tooth has fallen out on its own, or if it needs to be extracted, the absence of a tooth causes its own set of problems. Over time, teeth around the gap may naturally shift and create a misalignment. Those teeth may even loosen and be in danger of coming out as well.

What is more important is to understand those functioning teeth are critical for bone health in your jaw. Without the pressure exerted by teeth chewing, your jawbone could deteriorate.

Dental implants correct each issue caused by missing teeth. Implants are surgically implanted in your bone and integrate into the surrounding bone structure in a process called osseointegration. Then, the Bell Hill Dental team will affix your new dental crown to this foundation that combines with your natural teeth and avoids disrupting your smile. Implants will not move or shift.

Though Dr Elaine Neill will not perform the implant surgery itself, we work closely with several oral surgeons for the implantation and complete the process with a dental crown.

Learn More about Dental Crowns and Implants in Dunedin

We welcome your call on 03-477-8387 and are ready to help you protect and restore your smile with modern dentistry designed to last. Contact Bell Hill Dental today if you have additional questions about restorative dentistry, or are ready to book an appointment.