Dental Crowns & Bridge
A crown is a custom restoration that fits over the existing natural tooth. It improves the way a broken tooth looks and will make it last longer by strengthening it. You can also opt for crowns to cover a decayed or damaged tooth when it is missing a significant portion due to repetitive fillings in the same tooth.
Crowns also help to prevent a weak tooth from breaking and cover badly shaped teeth. It is a cosmetic dental treatment that brightens your smile and improves the appearance of your teeth.
A dental bridge is suitable if you want to fill the gap of one or more teeth. The procedure involves using a permanent bridge to replace the missing teeth and is custom-designed to ensure you get a natural appearance by blending it in with the rest of your teeth.
Why Should I Get a Dental Crown or Bridge?
The main reason that patients opt for crowns or bridges is to have natural-looking teeth. We work to ensure that your dental crowns or bridges fit perfectly with the rest of your teeth so nobody can notice a difference.
Other reasons to do these procedures are to cover a dental implant, protect a weak tooth from fracturing, or cover a tooth with previous exposure to a root canal treatment. You could also get a crown or a bridge if you need to replace a large filling and not enough of the tooth’s natural surface remains.
What are the Different Crown Materials?
It is best to crown the tooth with a gold crown or a full veneer crown if it has extensive crack lines or a substantial fractured. Some of the other materials that exist are PFM crowns, all-ceramic, and Emax.
Gold crowns provide a long-lasting solution, but many people were put off by the gold cast, so a process called enamelling was introduced. Enamelling requires the dentist to apply a layer of tooth-coloured porcelain to the gold to ensure that the crown has a natural look.
All-ceramic crowns are made from high strength porcelains such as Zirconia and Alumina. This option provides the highest aesthetic outcomes and can be used on front and back teeth. If you want the most beautiful ceramic crowns, Emax is the best option as these crowns resemble natural teeth the most out of all the options.
What is the Procedure of Dental Crowns?
After the tooth is ready for the crown, we shape the tooth to make space for the permanent crown. Because we are very precise about cutting the tooth during the first appointment, it can take longer than usual.
We want to ensure that the crown blends in with the rest of your smile and that the fit is just right. We take much care with making your crown, and you can expect it to last several years. If you maintain proper oral hygiene, crowns can last 10 to 15 years.
What If I Avoid Getting a Crown?
A tooth that has been exposed to root canal treatment or has had several restoration treatments or fillings will require a crown. The consequences of not getting a crown could be losing a tooth, significant pain, or major dental work. A crack could extend down to the root, resulting in more expensive treatment and pain.
Your dentist can provide you with different treatment solutions suitable for your needs. To avoid headaches, unnecessary expenses, and to restore your smile, you should consider a crown if your dentist recommends it.
Should I Get a Dental Bridge?
Having a missing tooth does not only affect your smile, but it can cause the teeth to the sides of the gap to become crooked or to shift. This can increase the risk of tooth decay and make them more challenging to clean. You could also get gum disease, which would require additional treatment and expenses.
A dental bridge is less intensive than an implant but a more permanent option than removable dentures.
Contact us today if you have any questions and want to learn which option would be best for you. We provide custom restorations because your teeth are unique and require individualised care. My Family Dental has dental clinics in Emerald, Bowen, Innisfail, Townsville, Ingham, and Bohle Plains for your convenience.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Our dental crowns and bridges can last for years. However, they can sometimes fall out or come loose due to age or other factors. At Aspendale Gardens Dental Care, we always recommend proper oral hygiene to preserve the crowns and bridges and ensure prostheses’ longevity. Follow our instructions for care to enjoy quality crowns and bridges for 15 years or more.
Are you in Need of a Crown Dentist in Townsville?
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The Benefits of Crown Dentistry
When you’re looking to make changes to your smile it can seem like there are endless options. Our QLD’s dentistry team will be happy to help you decide what’s best for you but for now, let’s discuss when to use crowns and how they help. Teeth crowns are the best choice to protect damaged teeth as the crown forms a barrier over the tooth. For example, if you’ve had root canal treatment your tooth will be weakened so using a crown on top restores the strength. This is especially important with back teeth to help keep a strong even bite. If you have chips or cracks crowns are also a good option as they’ll prevent them from becoming worse. You will still need to take your oral hygiene seriously as crowns do not prevent the tooth underneath from forming cavities, but when taken care of, crowns can last up to 20 years. This means you can have the smile you want for many years to come with our crown dentistry.
The Benefits of Dental Crowns and Bridges
Now let’s look into when to use a bridge and their benefits. Dental bridges are a great way to replace missing teeth. Tooth loss can have a big impact on anyone’s life, from making you feel self-conscious about your smile to causing difficulty eating. A bridge is a permanent fixture that replaces the lost tooth or teeth, giving you back your bite, and helping prevent gum disease in the tooth gap. Various materials can be used to create bridges, but porcelain is the most common as it’s the easiest way to match tooth colour, so your bridge looks natural. Your bridge will be created to closely match the shape and size of the missing tooth or teeth and will then be fixed to the teeth on either side with a crown, metal or porcelain framework or dental implants. This means they’re secure so your teeth will feel as strong as they usually are, and they don’t have to be removed at night like some dentures. They don’t take long to get used to so before you know it, you’ll be back to eating, smiling, and talking as naturally as you were before you lost a tooth. As with crowns, you must take care to avoid a build-up of bacteria in hard-to-reach places, but when taken good care of your bridge can last up to a decade.
Whether you need dental crowns and bridges, teeth whitening, or anything in between, we’d love to help you. You can submit a query or make an appointment on our website or call our Townsville branch directly on (07) 4723 2090. Read Less