Dental Crowns

A dental crown is a full coverage cap that is cemented onto an existing tooth. This will restore the underlying tooth to normal function while also replicating the tooth’s natural appearance and structure.

Dental crowns are designed to restore heavily broken down teeth where a normal filling does not provide sufficient support. There are also many other reasons for dental crowns to be used in modern dental treatment in Singapore. These include:

  • If you have previously had root canal treatment of your tooth
  • If you have broken or worn down teeth
  • If you have fillings which repeatedly break or fracture
  • If you have a deep bite
  • If you clench or grind your teeth
  • If you want an aesthetic improvement (dental crowns can be used as part of a smile makeover process)

Procedure

Types of Crowns

Full Metal Crowns

It is rare that a full metal dental crown is used in Singapore due to aesthetic reasons. When they are used, it is normally in fusion with a tooth-coloured porcelain to improve aesthetics even on back teeth.

There are specific reasons relating to how your teeth bite which may mandate a full metal crown (only on the back teeth). If this is the case, our doctors will discuss this thoroughly with you and show you examples of how it looks.

We use only semi-precious or precious metals to ensure quality and durability.

Porcelain Fused to Metal Crowns

This is probably the most commonly used crown in dentistry. It is an amalgamation of tooth coloured porcelain with either semi precious or precious metal.

Both these elements are essentially fused together so only the porcelain is visible and a layer of metal is on the inside of the dental crown. This is a cost-effective option in Singapore and produces a result which is aesthetically pleasing, with a high tensile and compressive strength.

Full Ceramics Crowns

There are several types of full porcelain dental crowns available in Singapore. The type of crown we use depends on the type of ceramic required in your situation. For instance, in some cases hardness and strength is more important than aesthetic appearance. Our doctors and laboratory technicians decide on the best type of ceramic for your specific tooth.

Advancements in clinical dentistry have seen introductions of newer ceramic materials which have many advantages over traditional ceramics and metal dental crowns. At Ashford, we are able to offer you the full range of contemporary ceramic options which include:

Leucite Reinforced Pressable Porcelain Crowns

  • High flexural strength
  • Durable
  • Excellent aesthetics

Lithium Disilicate Porcelain Crowns

  • Very high flexural strength
  • Durable and long lasting
  • Superb aesthetics. This material allows comprehensive layering of different shades of ceramic making it capable of achieving great aesthetic results in even the most complex cases.

Zirconia Crowns

Zirconia is essentially a type or sub-class of full ceramic dental crowns as described above. It provides excellent aesthetics and is indistinguishable from your natural teeth, as are full ceramic crowns.

The fundamental difference with Zirconia lies in its strength. Zirconia is an extremely hard crystal which will give your dental crown a very high degree of compressive strength allowing for strong loads and longevity in your mouth.

Despite its hardness, it is extremely safe and has been used very successfully for many years in dentistry. It has many uses in both cosmetic and functional applications and continues to be one of the most popular choices for dental crown materials today in Singapore.

Solid or Monolithic Zirconia

  • Extremely high flexural strength
  • Virtually unbreakable
  • Ideal for patients who grind their teeth or have very deep bites

High Translucent Zirconia

  • Very high flexural strength
  • Aesthetically pleasing
  • Transmits the colour of adjacent teeth, thus blending perfectly with natural teeth
  • Ideal for aesthetically significant situations

Advantages of Dental Crowns

Cost Information

The cost of a dental crown in Singapore depends on the type of material chosen and the number of crowns being done. 

Book a consultation with our friendly, experienced dentists and we can advise you further on the pricing details.

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    Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Crowns In Singapore

    1. Can MediSave Be Used For Dental Crowning?

    Typically, dental treatments cannot be claimed under the MediSave scheme in Singapore unless surgery is involved and is needed because of medical reasons. Non-surgical treatments like extractions, dental crowns, dentures or braces cannot be claimed. If you are unsure, speak to our friendly staff or your dentist at Ashford on whether your dental treatments can be claimed under MediSave.

    2. Is It Painful To Have A Crown Put On Your Tooth?

    Although some discomfort will be felt, dental crown is not known as a painful procedure in Singapore due to the use of sedation and anesthetics. This is especially so if you visit a reputable dentist such as Ashford Dental.

    3. Is It A Good Idea To Get A Dental Crown?

    Yes, it is. This is because a dental crown is a great solution for a multitude of tooth problems and can offer solid, long-lasting results for patients in Singapore. They are ideal for repairing a broken or cracked tooth, stabilising, strengthening and protecting damaged teeth, or reinforcing teeth after a root canal.