We offer Crown and Bridge Work at Coomera Smiles
What is a dental crown?
A crown restores the look and function of your tooth by placing a cap or cover over your existing tooth. A crown is a specialised type of filling, but crowns are much stronger than regular dental filling materials and they offer greater reinforcement for a tooth. Crowns can be constructed from various materials, many of which look extremely natural in the mouth. Once the crown has been created, it will then be cemented onto the tooth by your dentist. Crown appointments often involve a simple local anaesthetic to the appropriate tooth.
What does a crown do?
The purpose of a crown is to prevent further damage to a tooth that has been affected by decay, wear and tear or discolouration. Crowns are often used to restore the appearance and strength of a tooth and because they can be customised, they are made to match the shape and colour of your surrounding natural teeth. If you need a crown, we ask that you come in for two separate appointments as the crown itself will be made in a dental laboratory with high quality materials.
What is a dental bridge?
A dental bridge can be used to fill the space above the gum line where a tooth is missing. A bridge is usually constructed by placing a crown on one or two of the teeth around the gap where the missing tooth used to be and attaching a prosthetic tooth to those surrounding crowns to replace the missing tooth. Bridges are also constructed by a dental technician. Alternatives to the placement of a bridge include dental implants and removable partial dentures. Having a bridge placed in your mouth requires the same two appointments as crown placement (preparation, then try-in and cementing).
How long do dental crowns and bridges last?
When they are properly cared for, dental crowns and bridges can last for at least 10 years; there are many cases where they last even longer than this.
If you want to learn more about crown and bridge work, or book an appointment, call us today.