Crowns and Bridges
Effective Ways to Restore Missing/Damaged Teeth
Crowns and Bridges Canley Heights
Crowns and bridges are the suited solutions for missing and damaged teeth.
This procedure uses prosthetic devices to return your smile and appearance naturally.
A crown is used when the tooth formation is damaged or fractured while the bridge is used when one or more teeth are absent or missing.
What is a crown?
A crown is simply an artificial tooth made to replace missing tooth structure.
It’s typically made of porcelain or ceramic that can be colour and texture-matched to your existing teeth.
In some cases, a crown also is made of gold alloys for improved strength when replacing a back tooth.
Frequently, a metal crown will have porcelain bonded to the exterior to give it added strength and naturally beautiful look.
What is a bridge?
The bridge is typically made of porcelain fused to metal to achieve both strength and pleasantly look great.
A bridge consists of false teeth firm attached between two crowns.
The teeth on each other sides of the gap are prepared for these crowns, and the bridge is cemented into place and look like natural teeth.
When is a crown or bridge needed?
Dental crowns and bridges are used to fix several dental problems:
- Replace a large filling when there isn’t enough tooth remaining
- Protect a weak tooth from fracturing
- Repair a fractured tooth
- Attach a bridge
- Cover dental implants
- Cover a discoloured or poorly shaped tooth
- Cover a tooth that has a root canal treatment
Crowns are used when there is an existing tooth damaged, fractured or weakened to removed gaps and decay. The crown fits like a cap atop the new shape and is cemented into position.
Crowns and Bridges Procedure
On your first visit
You and your dentist may discuss your desired colour, shape, and size of the crown or bridge.
Before the new restoration is manufactured, a temporary restoration is worn to protect the prepared teeth and maintain the space left by the tooth.
On your next visit
Once the crown or bridges is fabricated, your dentist removes your temporary restoration, and try on the crown or bridge to confirm the fit and your approval.
Once the restoration is finally adjusted and approved, your dentist uses an adhesive bonding agent to secure the permanent restoration.
Crown and Bridge Care
Once they are fitted, make sure that you need to maintain regular oral hygiene like brushing your teeth at least two times or more a day and avoid the consumption of sticky foods.
Crowns and Bridges in Canley Heights
If you have one or more teeth that are worn, damaged, or infected by a cavity, your dentist Canley Heights can fix it with custom-made, lifelike dental restorations, like crowns and bridges.
Visit your Canley Heights dentist today!
We are located at 1/229 Canley Vale Road in Canley Heights.