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Dental Crowns and Bridges

Dental Crowns and Bridges Melbourne Brighton

Dental Crowns and Bridges are both fixed restorations that will not require removal in order to clean it daily. Unlike removable dentures, dental crowns and bridges are cemented permanently to your existing teeth or implants, and can only be removed by your dentist.

Dental Crown vs Dental Bridges

 
A dental crown is a “cap” made of porcelain or any other material to cover the whole surface of the tooth. They are usually recommended if you have large fillings or tooth decay that is irreparable with composite fillings.

Dental Bridges, on the other hand, is utilised if you have a tooth missing or lost. A false tooth (also called pontic) is attached to the real teeth on either side of the gap to replace the missing tooth.

Both dental crowns and bridges are usually made with porcelain or metal, or a mixture of both.

When to use Dental Crowns and Bridges

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Discoloured Tooth

If you think your teeth start to appear greyish or darker in colour, we might consider covering it up with veneers. However, if there’s an enormous loss of tooth structure, a dental crown is more appropriate to cover the tooth.

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Replacement of Large Tooth Filling

If your teeth have large composite fillings that keep on de-bonding or breaking, we would recommend to replace it with dental crowns to prevent further damage to your teeth. Repeated replacement of composite fillings is risky and may lead to deepening of the restoration, which can exacerbate nerve damage and end up with a root canal treatment. 

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Prevent Progress of Tooth Fracture

If you feel sensitivity whenever you bite into something hard or chew, your tooth may have small cracks or fractures which can develop into a complete tooth fracture. We recommend you restore the tooth with a dental crown to strengthen the tooth and prevent the tooth from breaking down.

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To Attach a Bridge Replacing a Lost Tooth

When a tooth or two is missing or was removed through dental extraction, you might want to replace it with a fixed dental bridge instead of a removable denture. It involves preparing the remaining tooth on either side of the gap and anchor the false teeth in between two dental crowns.

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Cover a Dental Implant

In the case where you are replacing a missing tooth with a dental implant, then a dental crown is placed on the implant abutment to cover the metal part of the implant.

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A Tooth that is Root Canal Treated

Root canal treated teeth are prone to fractures due to hollowing out of the tooth’s root canal. We, at Lifestyle Smiles, highly recommend placing dental crowns after root canal treatment to reinforce tooth structure and protect the tooth from any further damage.

 

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Benefits of Dental Bridges

 
A dental bridge is the only fixed restoration to fill in the gap of a missing tooth. It is crucial to fill in the gap as more complications may arise.

Here are some benefits of a dental bridge:

Prevents drifting of the tooth beside the space which can cause bite problems
Prevents the tooth on the opposite arch to supra erupt
Restores your smile and the ability to chew and speak normally
Maintains the shape of your face
Prevents developing jaw joint problems (TMJ Dysfunction)

Dental Crowns and Bridges Procedure – What to Expect

If you’re looking for dental crowns and bridges in Brighton Melbourne, our skilled dentists would love to explain everything to you in our clinic, but let us walk you through our procedure below.

Before we can even create a crown or bridge, we need to prepare your tooth by reducing its size. We achieve this by removing a few millimetres around the tooth.

If you’re looking for dental crowns and bridges in Brighton Melbourne, our skilled dentists would love to explain everything to you in our clinic, but let us walk you through our procedure below.

Before we can even create a crown or bridge, we need to prepare your tooth by reducing its size. We achieve this by removing a few millimetres around the tooth.

An impression will be taken to provide an exact mould of your teeth in preparation for creating the crowns and bridges in the lab. We will then send the model of your teeth to our laboratory to fabricate your crowns which will require a couple of days.

Don’t worry, you’re not leaving the clinic with small teeth, you will be provided with a temporary crown so you’ll be able to smile and talk normally. Once your crowns are ready, you will come back to our clinic for us to cement your final crowns.

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Dental Crowns and Bridges After Care

As with your teeth and any other dental restorations, your crowns and bridges have the possibility to break or fracture without proper care. An essential step in ensuring the longevity of your crowns and bridge is to practice good oral hygiene. Brushing twice a day and flossing is necessary to maintain the cleanliness of your prosthetics and keep your gums healthy.

For dental bridges, you will need to use a special type of floss (Super Floss) to clean tight areas around your bridge, especially the space between the pontic and the gums. Also, visit your dentist regularly for your routine dental check-up, professional cleaning, and X-Ray.

 

Dental Crowns and Bridges After Care

As with your teeth and any other dental restorations, your crowns and bridges have the possibility to break or fracture without proper care. An essential step in ensuring the longevity of your crowns and bridge is to practice good oral hygiene. Brushing twice a day and flossing is necessary to maintain the cleanliness of your prosthetics and keep your gums healthy.

For dental bridges, you will need to use a special type of floss (Super Floss) to clean tight areas around your bridge, especially the space between the pontic and the gums. Also, visit your dentist regularly for your routine dental check-up, professional cleaning, and X-Ray.

 

Cost of Dental Crowns and Bridges in Brighton Melbourne

Several factors will usually affect the price of crowns and bridges such as type of material, number of teeth, and if the teeth to be restored requires additional treatment. Of course, a Gold crown will cost more than an All-Porcelain crown. In addition, a combination of a porcelain-fused-to-metal crown will cost less, but is also less aesthetic in appearance.

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If you’re missing a tooth or a number of teeth, we would be happy to discuss your options on how you can have it replaced with either a fixed or removable solution. There are many benefits in using a fixed prosthetics, and factors to consider as well before making any decision. Simply call us or complete the form below to organise an appointment with us!

We look forward to seeing you in Lifestyle Smiles!

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If you’re missing a tooth or a number of teeth, we would be happy to discuss your options on how you can have it replaced with either a fixed or removable solution. There are many benefits in using a fixed prosthetics, and factors to consider as well before making any decision. Simply call us or complete the form below to organise an appointment with us!

We look forward to seeing you in Lifestyle Smiles!

Rebecca

Dr Warren Antonoff is so meticulous and talented at what he does. He is someone who doesn’t cut corners and always ensures high-quality dental work. Nicole is also a fantastic hygienist and the entire team that work at Lifestyle Smiles always make me feel welcomed and at ease on my visits. I would highly recommend Lifestyle Smiles to anyone looking for a great dentist 🙂

Rebecca

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