Dental Crown & Crowning Teeth

A dental crown is a s a permanent restoration that is placed over a tooth to
protect, strengthen, and restore its shape and size.

What is a Dental Crown?

A Dental Crown is a replacement “cap” that is permanently fixed on a tooth to restore its natural teeth shape and size. Dental Crowns are generally needed to strengthen and improve the appearance of a tooth.

Dental crowns are made of a variety of materials, including metal, porcelain, and ceramic. The material that is used will depend on the individual patient’s needs and preferences.

The procedure for placing a dental crown is relatively simple. They are a very effective way to protect and strengthen teeth. They can also improve the appearance.

If you are considering getting a dental crown, be sure to talk to our dentist about the best option for you.

Dental Crown Cost
in Singapore

$950–1,600
(w/o GST)

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This is a fee estimate & subject to change.
Please check with your clinician for an exact fee based on your unique clinical condition.

Dental Crowning Procedure in Singapore

First Appointment:

  1. The dentist will prepare the tooth by removing a small amount of enamel.
  2. The dentist will take impressions of the tooth. Impressions are molds of the teeth that are used to create the crown. The dentist will use a soft putty-like material to take the impressions. The patient will bite down on the putty to create an impression of the teeth. The dentist will then pour a plaster-like material into the impressions to create a model of the teeth. The model will be sent to a dental lab, where the crown will be created.
  3. The dentist will place a temporary crown over the tooth to protect it until the permanent crown is created. The temporary crown is made of a soft material that will not damage the tooth.

Second Appointment:

  1. When the crown is ready, the dentist will remove the temporary crown.
  2. The dentist will cement the permanent crown in place. This is a simple procedure that is done in the dentist’s office. The dentist will use a special cement to attach the crown to the tooth. The procedure is usually painless and takes about 30 minutes.

Dental Crown vs Dental Veneer

Which is right for you?

The difference between a crown and a veneer is the amount of tooth they cover. A crown covers the entire tooth, while a veneer only covers the front surface. Veneers are typically used for cosmetic reasons, while crowns are used to protect teeth that are damaged or decayed.

The best way to decide whether you need a crown or a veneer is to talk to your dentist. Your dentist will assess our individual needs and recommend the best treatment option for you.

Crowns

Crowns are a more permanent solution than veneers. They are used to protect teeth that are damaged or decayed, or to replace front teeth or adjacent teeth that have been lost. The type of crown varies based on the material. There are different types of dental crowns in Singapore for example; Ceramic crowns, porcelain crowns, metal crowns, or a combination of both (porcelain fused to metal crowns).

The procedure for placing a crown is more involved than the procedure for placing a veneer. The dentist will first prepare the tooth by removing a small amount of enamel. The crown will then be fitted to the tooth and cemented in place. The entire procedure usually takes about two appointments.

When to get a crown

Crowns are typically recommended for the following situations:

  • After root canal treatment to protect the tooth from fracture
  • To mask discolored or misshapen teeth
  • To repair a cracked tooth
  • To replace a missing tooth

Veneers

Veneers are thin, porcelain shells that are bonded to the front of a tooth. They are used to improve the appearance of teeth that are chipped, discolored, or crooked. Veneers can also be used to close gaps between teeth or to make teeth appear longer.

Veneers are a relatively quick and easy procedure. The dentist will first prepare the tooth by removing a small amount of enamel. The veneer will then be bonded to the tooth with a special adhesive. The entire procedure usually takes about two appointments.

When to get a veneer

Veneers are typically recommended for the following situations:

  • To improve the appearance of chipped, discolored, or crooked teeth
  • To close gaps between teeth
  • To make teeth appear longer

Benefits & Side Effects

Benefits of Having Dental Crowns

There are many benefits to having dental crowns. Some of the most common benefits include:

  • Improved appearance: Crowns can be used to improve the appearance of a tooth by covering up chips, cracks, or discoloration. They can also be used to change the shape or size of a tooth.
  • Strength and durability: Crowns are very strong and durable, and they can help to protect a tooth from further damage. This is especially important for teeth that have been weakened by decay or a root canal.
  • Comfort: Crowns can help to reduce sensitivity and pain in teeth that are damaged or decayed. This is because crowns act as a barrier between the tooth and the outside environment.
  • Long-lasting: Crowns can last for many years with proper care. This makes them a good investment for people who want to improve the appearance and function of their teeth.

What are the possible problems that can develop with a dental crown?

Here are some of the most common problems that can develop with a dental crown:

  • Discomfort or sensitivity: Your newly crowned tooth may be sensitive immediately after the procedure as the anesthesia begins to wear off. This sensitivity should go away within a few days. However, if the sensitivity persists, you should see your dentist.
  • Chipped crown: Crowns can chip if they are hit or if you chew on something hard. If your crown chips, you should see your dentist as soon as possible.
  • Loose crown: A loose crown can be a sign of a problem with the fit of the crown or with the underlying tooth. If your crown is loose, you should see your dentist as soon as possible.
  • Crown falls off: A crown can fall off if it is not properly cemented or if the underlying tooth has decayed. If your crown falls off, you should see your dentist as soon as possible.
  • Allergic reaction: A very small number of people can have an allergic reaction to the materials used to make crowns. If you experience any allergic reaction symptoms, such as swelling, itching, or hives, you should see your dentist immediately.
  • Dark line on crowned tooth next to the gum line: A dark line can sometimes appear on a crowned tooth next to the gum line. This is usually caused by a buildup of plaque or tartar. If you notice a dark line, you should see your dentist for a cleaning and checkup.

If you experience any problems with your dental crown, contact the dentist, he/she can fix most problems with crowns and make sure that your teeth and gums are healthy.

Aftercare

How should I care for my dental crown?

Here are some tips on how to care for your dental crown:

  • Brush your teeth: When brushing your teeth, be sure to brush around the crown with gentle pressure. You can also use a water flosser to help remove food particles and plaque from around the crown.
  • Floss: Flossing is important for removing plaque and food particles from between your teeth. This is especially important for teeth with crowns, as plaque and food particles can build up under the crown and cause decay or gum disease.
  • Avoid hard or sticky foods: Hard or sticky foods can chip or break your crown. It is best to avoid these foods if you have a crown.
  • Getting regular dental checkups and cleanings: It is important to see your dentist for regular checkups and cleanings. Your dentist can check your crown for any problems and make sure that it is fitting properly.
  • Wearing a mouthguard: If you grind or clench your teeth, you should wear a mouthguard at night. This will help to protect your crown from damage.

By following these tips, you can help to keep your dental crown in good condition for many years.

If you have any questions or concerns about caring for your dental crown, be sure to talk to our dentist.

Insurance & Subsidies

AIA dental Insurance

AIA

Smilepoint is an accredited service provider with IHP & AIA Dental Insurance.

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Medisave dental claim

Medisave

Smilepoint is a CPF Medisave-accredited dental clinic for dental surgeries.

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CHAS

We are a CHAS-approved dental clinic. We accept valid CHAS, Merdeka and Pioneer Generation cards.

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Baby Bonus Scheme CDA

Smilepoint is a Baby Bonus (CDA) approved institution. You can use the funds from the CDA for dental treatments.

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30/06/2023
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29/04/2023
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29/04/2023
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26/04/2023
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