Toothache for Xmas ? No need to worry – we are open throughout the Xmas break.
Our Smales Farm (Takapuna) and Eastridge (Eastern Bays) practices are open from 9am – 4pm daily. We are closed on Christmas Day and New Years Day. We are back to normal hours on the 9th of January. If you need to book an emergency or urgent appointment you can call Smales Farm on 094109971 or Eastridge on 095212021 or book online. We ask for your patience over this busy period and we will endeavour to get you sorted as quickly as possible. Merry Xmas and a happy new year from the team at Tooth Co.
A dental crown reinforces a weakened tooth by holding together the remaining tooth structure.
The Tooth Company is one of a few clinics in New Zealand to offer the latest CEREC Omnicam – a method of manufacturing and designing crowns on computer software.
Crowns are either made by a lab technician or computer designed and machine milled. Having the luxury of both options available allows the dentist to make the decision of what solution suits based on each individual case.
In general crowns on front teeth are sent to our dental technician as a high level of esthetics is required and this is best done by hand. For back teeth Computer designed crowns milled out of a machine offer superior fit and strength – essential for this high stress area.
Currently 90% of the crowns we construct are Ivoclar Emax Crowns. These crowns have revolutionized dentistry – the material is extremely hard and lifelike, it also has the advantage of being bonded to the tooth, reducing the risk of crowns ‘coming out’.
Other less common crown types are gold crowns – porcelain fused to metal crowns –zirconia crowns.
Various study͛s have shown that the long term survival rate of crowns is 90% at 30 years.
The cost of a crown depends on the location. Front teeth with high cosmetic demands cost $2150 and back teeth cost $1950. If multiple crowns are required then a bulk discount will be applied.
We provide free second opinions on existing treatment plans.