Crowns and Bridges
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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