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.

Covid-19 Red Setting
We are confidently compliant with all NZ Dental Council and Ministry of Health requirements. Please wear a surgical mask to your appointment and do not attend if you are feeling unwell or are self-isolating. Please follow the instructions at our front door. You may be required to wait in your car until we are ready for you to control patient flow at the front desk. Thanks for your patience as we prioritise the health and safety of our patients and staff.