Beale&Cullen

My dentist says I need a crown. What's a dental crown?

When a tooth is weakened by decay, trauma or cracks due to large, old fillings, a crown may be suggested as the best long-term solution for your tooth. A crown provides strength to a tooth by encasing the entire structure above the gumline, much like a helmet. Dental crowns absorb the force from chewing and may prolong the life of your tooth for decades, or even a lifetime.

At Beale & Cullen Dental, we have been using CEREC technology to create crowns in one visit for well over a decade, constantly keeping up to date with the amazing hardware and software developments. 

CEREC crowns eliminate the need for multiple dental appointments to complete your treatment. We use digital impressions rather than gooey impression paste to determine the size and shape of your crown. Once uploaded into our software, our in-house milling machine, which is like a small robot, will mill your crown out of a single piece of durable and aesthetic ceramic.

You will leave our dental clinic on the same day with a brand new tooth that matches the rest of your smile perfectly. Our patients love this convenient way to complete their dental crowns. 

To learn more about CEREC crowns, contact our Christchurch dental clinic, and our friendly team will answer all of your questions.

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.
COVID-19 Update 12 May 2020
TO ALL OF OUR PATIENTS
We are excited that we can see patients from Thursday as we move to Level 2. Please call 03 3545450 to schedule an appointment.
We want to make you aware of some changes to expect as we work to keep you safe.We will ask you a series of screening questions on making the appointment and again when you arrive for your appointment.  We'll ask you to use hand sanitizer as you arrive and leave our office.We won't be using the Front Room to seat patients awaiting treatment instead we ask you to call us on your arrival from your car and we'll bring you directly into the Treatment Room when we're ready for you. Appointments are being managed to allow for additional infection control procedures and social distancing between patients so you may be offered fewer options for scheduling your appointment. We know you will understand as the world has changed we have made some changes along with it to keep our patients and our team safe.

Louisa Cullen, Richard Beale and our team at Beale & Cullen Dental