Crowns and bridges can restore functionality and your smile!
Many people don’t realize the difference between a crown and a bridge. While a crown is used to protect an existing weak tooth, a bridge is used to replace a missing tooth.
There are many reasons that can lead to a weakened tooth. For example, if the tooth has received multiple large fillings, there is a higher risk of tooth fracture or insufficient tooth volume to place a new filling. Until the right circumstances, a crown is usually recommended. It is placed like a “cap” on the tooth and protect it from most external forces or risk factors. In order to place a crown properly and achieve a normal bite, the tooth will need to be trimmed and reshaped to a certain dimension.
A dental bridge serves a different purpose. It is usually used to replace a missing tooth if there are teeth on either side of the missing tooth. A bridge usually consists of 2 crowns and a fake tooth (pontic).
For both a dental crown and a bridge, the preparation process takes a minimum of 1 hour in the dental chair. After the preparation, a dental mould will be taken and sent to the laboratory for the dental technician to construct the final product. A temporary crown will be placed on each prepared tooth until the final product arrives. The entire process should take approximately 2 weeks. It takes 30 minutes to cement in the new crown on the next visit.
Signs that a dental crown is recommended:
Several tooth decay
Large existing filling(s)
After root canal treatment
Mild crown fracture
Development defect with weakened tooth structure
For cosmetic reasons e.g. several discoloration
Why Brunswick Dental Clinic
Both Yasmin and Darren are experienced in placing a variety of dental crowns, ranging from a stainless steel crown with minimal preparation to a full porcelain crown.
A full assessment will be performed to determine the most appropriate crown(s) for your tooth. We work with experienced dental technicians to construct the best product for you.
Personalising our service to you is a very important part, and with your input, the staff at Brunswick Dental Clinic will design the perfect plan for your oral health.
Got any questions?
Ask our dental practitioners.
Let us discover how great your smile could be. Call us on (03) 9380-4736 or complete the form. We will contact you within one business day.
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