Dental crowns are essentially a protective helmet placed over the top of a tooth to restore its shape, function or appearance.

There are times when a tooth cannot be restored or repaired using a simple filling, and in these cases, a dental crown procedure may be recommended by your dentist.


You may be one of many people to have considered dental crowns in Brisbane as solutions for a range of dental issues. Most dental crown work in Brisbane is required for the following reasons:

  • Restore severely broken down, worn or heavily filled teeth
  • Improve the appearance of irregularly shaped teeth
  • Protect a tooth that is vulnerable to fracture
  • Restore a tooth following root canal treatment
  • Support a dental bridge 
  • Hides discoloured teeth 
  • Strengthens a weak tooth 


The experienced dentists practicing at Floss Family Dental can help you with a crown that fits beautifully. It will be precisely colour matched to your other teeth, making sure it blends in and enhances your confidence in your smile.

For the best dental crowns in Brisbane, book online with our Wellington Point or Victoria Point clinics or call our team!


When getting a filling on your natural tooth is not an option, a dentist will typically use a dental crown. During a dental crown procedure, we use same day technology. We prepare the tooth, take a digital scan, and design the crown so the patient can receive the crown on the same day. To fit the crown, the dentist will remove a surface layer of the underlying tooth and use the thickness they remove as a guide for the thickness the crown needs to be. Using dental cement or a similar type of adhesive, the crown will then be fit over the natural tooth.


There are multiple pros and cons of getting a dental crown procedure to fix your damaged natural teeth.


  • In heavily decayed or damaged teeth, a crown restores the tooth to its former shape, while holding the remaining tooth together.
  • Dental crowns also protect teeth from being worn away further, in the case of grinding.
  • Dental crowns provide a solid biting surface and hold the tooth together, and so are not as prone to fracture as fillings may be.
  • Dental crowns also protect root canaled teeth, preventing reinfection of the canals by bacteria.
  • Crowning teeth that are at a high risk of cracking, such as heavily filled or root canaled teeth, helps to hold the tooth together, significantly reducing the risk of cracking.
  • Acts like teeth whitening. Dental crowns can also improve both the colour and shape of your teeth, especially if the existing tooth had a lot of fillings or was discoloured.
  • A crown is long-lasting with a typical lifespan between 15-20 years, depending on the material used.


  • Dental crowns can break or fall off due to general wear and tear, a lack of patient care, or time factors. 
  • Sometimes there will be tooth decay under the crown that causes the crown to deteriorate. 
  • You might have a loose crown because the cement does not hold or has washed out.
  • There might be sensitivity of discomfort after a dental crown procedure. 
  • You may accidentally chip your crown.
  • As the crown acts as a cap for your tooth, dental crowns cannot be used to replace missing teeth.

Need dental crown work in Brisbane? We are proud to be one of the only dentists in the Redlands to offer same-day crowns for many patients using our amazing in-house technology. Book online with our Wellington Point or Victoria Point clinics or call our team!


Temporary crown

A temporary dental crown is used to protect a tooth that is waiting for a permanent crown to be made.

Permanent crowns

A permanent crown is the final crown that is cemented to a natural tooth. They have been crafted from a digital scan, using CADCAM to mimic natural tooth structure.

Metal crown or gold crown

Metal crowns or gold crowns are not commonly used. When they are, they are used for molars due to their colour. They provide conservation for the tooth structure as less preparation is needed, but they can wear through over time.

Ceramic crown or porcelain crowns

All ceramic crowns can be colour-matched to offer a natural appearance that makes them ideal for your front teeth. They are one of the most popular types of crowns and are generally affordable.

Porcelain fused to metal crowns

A porcelain fused to metal crown can be colour-matched to your natural teeth making them ideal to cap any teeth that can be seen easily, such as your front teeth. However, the porcelain is susceptible to chipping and breaking and surrounding teeth may become slightly worn thanks to this material.

Resin crowns

These crowns are the most affordable option. However, a composite resin crown wears down faster over time and is more likely to crack or fracture than other materials used for dental crowns.


Do you have a heavily filled, cracked, or broken tooth that needs to be fixed? You’ve probably been recommended dental crowns to fix your natural tooth – but how much will it cost you?

The price of dental crowns in Brisbane varies widely from around $1000 to over $3000 per tooth. Our average price for crowns come around $1500 to $2300, depending on the technique and materials used. Get in touch with Floss today to organise a consultation with our dentists to get a more accurate estimate for your individual crowns.


To ensure that you get a long life out of your dental crowns, it is important that you treat them with care. Follow any instructions given to you by your dentist, and ensure that you contact or visit your dentist if you have any issues or concerns with your newly crowned tooth. For reference, here are some general tips to follow to ensure your dental crowns last:

How to care for permanent crowns:

  • Treat your crown like it is a part of your normal teeth. Brush your teeth twice a day ensuring that you clean both the crown and the surrounding teeth well. 
  • Floss daily around the crown area and gum line.
  • If you manage to break your crown or if you notice a chipped crown, contact your dentist immediately to ensure the oral health of the underlying tooth is not jeopardised.

How to care for temporary crowns:

  • Avoid hard foods that could break your dental crown. 
  • Avoid sticky foods that require a lot of chewing and may have the potential to pull the crown from the underlying tooth. 
  • Be careful of how you use your dental floss. Ensure that you slide the floss to make sure that you don’t accidentally pull the crown off. 
  • Whenever possible, chew on the other side of your mouth to limit the pressure that your temporary dental crown is experiencing.
  • Contact your dentist if the crown becomes loose, breaks, or falls out completely.

For the best dental crowns in Brisbane book online now with our Wellington Point or Victoria Point clinics or call our team!