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Dental Crowns and Bridges
If the condition of your teeth is affecting your confidence, visit Crestmead Dental. Our fantastic team work hard to provide some of the best cosmetic dentistry services in Australia. Teeth are precious – they help us perform daily functions and give us confidence in our smiles. However, as we age or through injury, they can chip or break. Our qualified practitioners can help restore your teeth.
Both dental crowns and most bridges are fixed prosthetic devices attached to existing teeth or implants. Unlike dentures, they are non-removable – you care for them as you would your natural teeth. Our dentists are skilled in fixing crowns and bridges to give you a beautiful and healthy smile.
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Crowns, sometimes called caps, are used to cover a damaged tooth. They strengthen the damaged tooth and improve its appearance, shape, and alignment. A crown can also cover an implant to give it a tooth-like appearance.
Caps are mostly made of porcelain, gold, stainless steel or ceramic, and can also be matched to the colour of your natural teeth. Dental crowns made from alloys mostly ceramic, are stronger and are used to replace molars.
Why Choose Dental Crowns?
Dental crowns are recommended for a variety of reasons, provided the patient has healthy gums, tooth-roots, and bone tissue. They are an effective treatment for the following cases
- Restoring strength to a cracked, worn down or chipped tooth.
- Restoring the appearance of stained or disfigured teeth.
- Repairing decayed teeth or cover exceptional large cavities where regular filling can’t be used.
- Giving natural appearance and function to implants.
- Cover a tooth after a root canal treatment.
- When attaching a bridge.
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Dental bridges feature one or more artificial teeth, and are used to fill in gaps created by the loss of teeth. A dental bridge is created by combining three or more crown units with the ends attached to adjacent teeth.
For a dental bridge to be placed, the two neighbouring teeth must be reshaped and resized so that the crown ends can be placed. This means that a small amount of enamel is removed from each tooth. Once the ends are placed, the dentist fixes the bridge permanently. Unlike dentures, bridges are non-removable.
If you’re suffering from gaps left by tooth loss, speak with our friendly cosmetic dentistry team today to find out if a dental bridge could be your solution.
Types of Dental Bridges
If you’re a candidate for a bridge, depending on your oral health there are a few different types you could be offered. These include
Traditional dental bridges
This type applies when you have natural teeth on both sides of the gap. The gap is caused by missing at least one tooth.
This type of bridge is recommended when a patient is missing only a front tooth. A metal or ceramic framework is fixed onto the back of the teeth nearest to the gap. This is a preferred treatment because it has minimal effect on the neighbouring teeth.
These are similar to traditional bridges except that they need only one natural tooth next to the gap.
This type of bridge is ideal if you have at least three missing teeth. An implant-supported bridge is similar to the traditional type except that it uses crowns on implants. The bridges are also placed onto artificial teeth as opposed to natural ones.
Why Choose Dental Bridges?
There are several benefits of having dental bridges done at Crestmead, including:
- Bridges are a permanent solution to conceal gaps left by missing teeth and improve your smile.
- They prevent your remaining natural teeth from shifting out of alignment and causing bite challenges.
If a bridge seems like the best option for your case, consult with us now to find out how we can help.
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Frequently Asked Questions
A dental crown, or cap, is a type of restoration procedure in which a prosthetic material covers the whole visible surface of the tooth to restore its shape, size and strength.
A dental crown may be recommended if you have decay that is too extensive to be treated with a filling, if you have weakened teeth due to fracture or wear, if you need to attach a bridge or if you want to improve the appearance of your tooth.
The type of material used will depend on your case. Some common materials used include porcelain, ceramic or composite resin.
Getting a dental crown usually requires two visits with the dentist. During the first visit, your dentist will examine and prepare the tooth to receive the crown. The same visit may also involve taking an impression of your mouth and teeth for the lab to make the crown. On the second visit, your dentist will fit and adjust the crown until it fits perfectly.
With proper care, dental crowns can last anywhere from five to fifteen years. Regular check-ups with your dentist are essential to ensure that your crown is in good condition.
Getting a crown usually involves minimal discomfort as it will be done under local anaesthesia. After the procedure, you may experience some sensitivity or pain, but this should eventually subside.
A dental bridge consists of two or more artificial teeth which are anchored to adjacent natural teeth, while a dental crown is a prosthetic device that covers the whole visible surface of the tooth.
A dental bridge may be recommended if you have one or more missing teeth and do not wish to have a dental implant. It is also used to fill in the space between teeth or to replace multiple missing teeth.
With proper care, a dental bridge can last anywhere from five to fifteen years. However, it may require adjustments and replacements over time due to wear and tear.
Getting a dental bridge usually requires two or more visits with the dentist. During the first visit, your dentist will prepare and make impressions of your mouth and teeth which will be used to make the bridge in the lab. On subsequent visits, your dentist will fit and adjust the bridge until it fits perfectly.
Getting a bridge usually involves minimal discomfort as it will be done under local anaesthesia. After the procedure, you may experience some sensitivity or pain but this should eventually subside.
The cost of a dental crown or bridge will depend on the type of material used, the complexity of the case and other factors. Your dentist can provide you with an estimate once your treatment plan has been determined.
As with any dental procedure, there are always some risks associated with getting a dental crown or bridge. Some of the risks include possible damage to the surrounding teeth, root canal failure and gum disease. Your dentist will discuss these risks with you before proceeding with any treatment.
Aftercare for dental crowns and bridges includes brushing twice a day, flossing daily and avoiding foods that are too hard or sticky. It is also important to visit your dentist regularly for check-ups and cleanings.
It usually takes about two weeks for dental crowns and bridges to fully heal. During this time, it is important to take extra care of your teeth and follow all aftercare instructions provided by your dentist.
No, you do not need to use special toothpaste when brushing with a dental crown or bridge. However, it is important to use a toothpaste that contains fluoride for proper oral hygiene.
It is important to brush and floss your teeth twice a day, avoid eating hard or sticky foods, and visit your dentist regularly for check-ups and cleanings.
If your dental crown or bridge comes loose, it is important to contact your dentist right away so they can properly fix the issue. Trying to fix it yourself may cause further damage.
Yes, with the proper care, you should be able to eat normally with a dental crown or bridge. However, it is important to avoid eating sticky and hard foods as they may dislodge the prosthetic device.
It is recommended that you visit your dentist at least twice a year for check-ups and cleanings. This will help ensure that your dental crown or bridge is in good condition and any oral health issues are addressed promptly.
Some dental practices offer warranties on their products and services. It is important to check with your dentist for more information on their specific warranties.
The lifespan of a dental crown or bridge will depend on how well they are taken care of. Generally, most crowns and bridges can last up to 10 years with proper care.
You can use whitening toothpaste to clean your dental crown or bridge, but it is important to check with your dentist first as some may recommend against it.
It is important to brush and floss your teeth at least twice a day when wearing a dental crown or bridge. When brushing, use short, gentle strokes to clean around the edges of the prosthetic device. When flossing, be sure to gently insert and move the floss underneath the prosthetic device.
The main benefits of getting a dental crown or bridge include restoring function, improving your appearance and preventing further damage to existing teeth. Additionally, they can help boost your confidence in your smile.
The most common alternatives to getting a dental crown or bridge are partial dentures, implants, and composite fillings. It is important to talk to your dentist about the options available for your particular situation.
It is possible to get a dental crown or bridge if you have gum disease, however it is important to talk to your dentist about the risks and benefits of doing so.
Getting a dental crown or bridge is generally not painful as local anaesthetic is used to numb the area during the procedure.