Crowns & Bridges
Dental crowns and bridges are a common solution for patients wishing to restore damaged teeth or replace a missing tooth or several teeth. They offer a wealth of aesthetic and long-term dental care benefits, including durability and extra tooth protection. They also look natural and closely match the appearance and function of existing teeth.
A dental crown, also referred to as a cap, is an individual cover placed on the top of a damaged tooth. Made out of porcelain, crowns can correct shape, colour, and function and increase a tooth's strength.
A crown can be fitted to:
- Replace a filling
- Protect a weak tooth
- Restore a broken tooth
- Attach a bridge (to two crowns on either side of the missing tooth)
- Protect a dental implant
- Conseal a yellow or poorly shaped tooth
- Protect a tooth that has had a root canal
Crowns are fitted with the intention of lasting a lifetime. Proper care of your teeth with a good oral hygiene routine and regular visits to the dentist will help increase the longevity of your crown.
Dental bridges are literally used to ‘bridge the gap’ of one or more missing teeth. Teeth on each side of a missing tooth are capped with crowns. These crowns fuse the bridge (artificial tooth/teeth) in place. Bridges look and function just like natural teeth. Unlike dentures, a bridge is permanently fixed so patients can eat and speak normally without fear of their bridge falling out.
It is important to treat a damaged tooth and replace missing teeth as soon as possible to prevent teeth from misaligning. Contact Pascoe Vale Dental Group today to schedule a consultation if you are experiencing chewing or speech difficulties due to tooth damage or loss. Our team look forward to improving your oral health and restoring comfort to your life.