Cosmetic Dentistry

Composite Crowns

Cosmetic, Durable Dental Crowns

Composite Crowns: Functional and Cosmetic

Does one of your back teeth need to be repaired with a crown, but you don’t want one that’s made out of gold or fused to a metal base that sticks out at the margin? If that’s the case, then composite dental crowns offered at Smile by Design are the best option. Composite materials are matched to the shade of your natural teeth, allowing them to blend in with your smile. At Smile by Design, our goal is to help your mouth function as healthily as possible, while also looking great!

What Benefits Do Composite Crowns Offer?

Composite materials used in crowns make them more durable than some other types of cosmetic dental crowns. This makes composite crowns ideal for placement on the back teeth, which do plenty of grinding during normal use. Unlike the gold crowns often used on back teeth, composite crowns will blend in when you’re laughing, smiling, or talking with your friends. They also prevent the silver metal margin that is visible on some types of cosmetic crowns. At Smile by Design, we use only the highest quality of composite crowns, and specially design them to fit right in with your other teeth, so that they feel as if they’re not even there.

Cosmetic Dental Crown Options

Your crown designed by Dr. Michael Tam will match the colour of your adjacent teeth, to ensure that your repaired tooth blends in and looks natural when you’re talking or smiling. Depending on the location of the tooth, your treatment needs and personal preferences, Dr. Tam provides the option to have your crown made of either porcelain or composite materials. Smile by Design patients love the way their new crowns look, and know that we take the time to design teeth that reflect the quality of care you deserve.

When Are Composite Crowns Not the Best Option?

Unfortunately, composite crowns are not as natural-looking as porcelain crowns, which means they aren’t ideal for use on the front teeth. Due to the way the material is produced, they can also stain more than crowns made from other materials. This makes composite crowns ideal for use in the back teeth, where the appearance still matters, but small stains or colouration will not mean a significant impact on the aesthetics of your smile.

If you’re unsure of whether composite or porcelain crowns are the right solution for you, feel free to book a consultation at our Bondi Junction or North Sydney dental clinics to discuss your specific case with our team of experienced cosmetic dentists.

Repair Your Back Teeth To Preserve Their Function

One of the biggest mistakes that people make is delaying the placement of a crown on a broken or decayed back tooth. Because molars bear very heavy forces during daily use, compromised teeth have the potential to break apart at any moment. By placing a Smile by Design composite crown over your broken molar, you can preserve the tooth for several years and return it to its normal function.

Don’t Put Your Care Off Any Longer

Have you been putting off your crown because you’re worried it will be too expensive or painful? Smile by Design composite crown treatments never have any surprise fees, and we take patient comfort very seriously. We will discuss all fees prior to your appointment, as well as the pain or anxiety relief treatments that we offer. There’s no more room for excuses: save your teeth today, and protect them with composite crowns so that they can function at their best for years to come!

About Dr. Tam

Dr. Michael Tam BDS (NZ) Grad Dip Clin Dent (Oral Implants) (Syd) has over 25 years experience in the dental field and with a special interest in Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry, he obtained a Distinction Award from the NZDA in Continuing Dental Education and has met with dental practices in London, Europe, Asia, America and Canada.

With years of experience in cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Tam and his team have performed countless successful crown procedures on patients in Australia and overseas so rest assured your teeth will be well taken care of.