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Dental Crowns and Bridges

Have you got a deep cavity that requires more than just a filling? Are you missing one or more teeth?

Whether you need to repair or replace a tooth, Dental Crowns & Bridges make an excellent choice! To find out more about this cosmetically enhanced restorative treatment, call us at (07) 3264 9590.

Crowns and bridges are vital treatment options to restoring health and beauty to your smile. They are advanced forms of restorative dentistry that require special material, equipment and clinical expertise.

We provide these permanent restorative treatments to repair chips, cracks and deep cavities; correct misaligned and misshapen teeth; or completely replace teeth that cannot be saved. Crowns and bridges are recognised for both their beauty as well as functional qualities. They are suitable for adults and children alike.

Dental restorations help to fill in the gaps where the natural tooth or teeth used to be. Made from quality materials – such as ceramic, porcelain and metal alloy – and using advanced techniques, our cosmetic dentists apply crowns and bridges to fill out the awkward spaces with seamless perfection, ensuring the strength and beauty of your restorations.

In just a few trips to our clinic, you will be able to rejuvenate the function and aesthetics of your smile.

If you are not sure whether you would make a good candidate for crowns and bridges, give us a call us to book a consultation at (07) 3264 9590.

What is a dental crown?

A dental crown is a tooth-like cap that is placed over a tooth to restore the appearance and functions of natural tooth. Besides reinforcing its strength, a crown can be used correct a tooth's shape, size, and contour. It essentially covers the visible part of the tooth that lies above the gum line.

Why do I need a dental crown?

If your teeth have been weakened by tooth decay, worn down by grinding or clenching or compromised by a lack of oral care, dental crowns can help to repair the damage while enhancing their appearance, shape or alignment.

Modern dental crowns use tooth-coloured ceramic or porcelain material to match natural teeth shade. These highly aesthetic restorations are increasingly popular for their cosmetic attributes. Porcelain crowns, in particular, are favoured for being robust and their striking resemblance to teeth enamel.

What is a dental bridge?

A dental bridge may be suggested as a replacement for one or more missing teeth. They are generally cemented to your natural teeth or held in place by implants as a permanent fixture.

Just like dental crowns, you may choose the type of materials for your dental bridge. Material options vary according to the type of bridge you want, location of the gap/s, aesthetic preference and budget. As in the case of crowns, you can choose to have ceramic or porcelain bridges fabricated to match the shade of your natural teeth.

Why do I need a dental bridge?

Most people look to dental bridge restorations as a solution for their tooth loss condition. Missing teeth pose more than just cosmetic problems. The empty spaces that missing teeth leave behind can upset the balance of the original structure.

Over time, the neighbouring teeth may shift into the vacated spaces, resulting in a crooked alignment, crowded teeth as well as a bad bite. When teeth move into awkward positions – overlapping or sticking out of place – they create crevices that are notorious for breeding bacteria that causes periodontal diseases. The irregular growth of teeth can also cause joint disorders.

A dental bridge provides a great permanent solution for replacing your missing teeth in an aesthetic and natural-looking way. By filling in the gaps left by missing teeth, the bridge preserves the healthy balance and proper alignment of your original teeth structure.

How Crowns & Bridges are made

Before the actual restoration can be made, the dentist needs to prepare the tooth by reducing its size in order to accommodate the new crown or bridge. To accurately fit the prosthetic tooth over the prepared tooth or teeth, an impression will be taken as a “blueprint” for the moulding process.

If you have decided on either the ceramic or porcelain type of material during the consultation, the dentist is able to customise the shade of the crown or bridge according to your preference. Typically, the shade would be matched with your existing teeth in order to blend in seamlessly when the artificial tooth is placed alongside them.

Meanwhile, the dental lab will create your new crown or bridge based on the precise data supplied by the impression. A temporary crown will be placed to cover your prepared tooth as you await the permanent one being created at the lab. Once it is ready, the dentist will make sure the size and dimension checks out with a preliminary fitting. When he or she is satisfied that all is well, the permanent restoration will be cemented over your prepared tooth.

Do you need to strengthen a damaged tooth or completely replace missing teeth? Ask about our Crowns and Bridge treatment options at (07) 3264 9590.

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