Dental Crowns & Bridges
There is an overwhelming number of reasons why you may need a crown and we are happy to point you in the right direction.
Our main concern always is to preserve the quality of your teeth and gums. Call us now to discuss any concerns you may have. A dental crown is a cap, shaped like a tooth and is placed over your tooth – to restore its shape and size, strength, and/or to improve its appearance. When all, or a large part of your original crown of your tooth has been destroyed, a replacement crown is made to restore the tooth. Crowns are often needed when a large cavity threatens the ongoing health of your tooth.
The crowns, when fitted, fully encase the entire visible portion of your tooth that lies at and above your gum line.
You may need a dental crown for the following reasons:
- To protect a weak tooth (for example, from decay) so it won’t break, or to hold a cracked tooth together
- To restore a current broken tooth or a severely worn-down tooth
- To cover and support a tooth with a large filling when a lot of the tooth is missing
- To hold a dental bridge in place
- To conceal severely discolored teeth or misshaped teeth
- To seal and guard a dental implant
There is an overwhelming number of reasons why you may need a crown and we are happy to point you in the right direction. Call our Friendly Kingston Dentists and Ask How we can Help You (03) 6229 2989. Please view this sourced video on dental crowns:
If you have a space from a missing tooth or teeth, a dental bridge will be custom made to fillings the space with a false tooth or teeth. The false tooth is attached by the bridge to the two other teeth around the space – bridging them together. Our dentists will prepare your teeth on either side of the space for the false tooth. You will be given a mild anesthetic to numb the area, and we will remove the are of each abutment (teeth on either side of the space) to leave room for the thickness of the crown. When these teeth already have fillings, part of the filling may be left in place to help as a foundation for the crown. We will then make an impression of your teeth, which will serve as the model from which the bridge, false tooth and crowns will be made by a dental laboratory. A temporary bridge will be placed for you to wear while your bridge is being made until your next visit. This temporary bridge will serve to protect your teeth and gums.
On your second appointment, the temporary bridge will be removed. Your new permanent bridge will be fitted and checked and adjusted for any bite discrepancies. Your new bridge will then be cemented to your teeth.
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