Crowns and Bridges
Crowns and Bridges Melbourne CBD
Crowns and most bridges are fixed restorative devices that replace missing teeth
Unlike removable appliances such as dentures, which you can take out and clean every day, crowns and bridges are fixed onto existing teeth or implants.
How do Crowns Work?
Crowns are used to cover or “cap” a damaged tooth. Besides strengthening a damaged tooth, crowns are used to improve their appearance, shape or alignment.
A crown can also be attached on top of a dental implant to provide a tooth-like shape and structure for full function.
Porcelain or ceramic crowns can be colour-matched to your natural teeth.
- Replace large fillings when there is not enough tooth structure remaining
- Protect a weak tooth from breaking
- Restore a broken tooth
- Attach a bridge
- Cover a dental implant
- Cover a discoloured or poorly shaped tooth
- Cover tooth that has undergone root canal treatment
How do Bridges Work?
A bridge may be recommended by your dentist if you’re missing one or more teeth. The gap left by missing teeth may cause your remaining teeth to turn or shift out of place, which can lead to a bad bite.
The imbalance can also result in gum (periodontal) disease, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders and other problems.
Dental bridges are used to replace one or more missing teeth. They fill the space where the teeth are missing.
Bridges are bonded to the natural teeth or dental implants surrounding the empty space. The teeth called abutments, serve as anchors for the bridge.
A replacement tooth called a pontic is attached to the crowns that cap the abutments.
Your Melbourne CBD dentist can help you decide which restoration to use, based on the location of the missing tooth/teeth, its function, aesthetic preferences and cost.
Porcelain or ceramic bridges can be colour-matched to your natural teeth.
How are Crowns and Bridges Made?
Before either a crown or a bridge is made, the tooth/teeth must be reduced in size so that they can fit over it properly.
After reducing the tooth/teeth, your Melbourne CBD dentist will take impressions to provide an exact mould for the crown or bridge.
If porcelain is to be used, your Melbourne CBD dentist will determine the correct shade for the crown or bridge to colour-match your natural teeth.
Using the impression, a dental lab makes your crown or bridge, in the material your Melbourne CBD dentist specifies.
Crowns and Bridges in Melbourne CBD
Finding your perfect smile shouldn’t be difficult.
There are many different types of dental restorations out there for you to choose from, including crowns and bridges.
Your Melbourne CBD dentist at Art De Dente will work closely with you to find the perfect match for you.
We are located at Level 17, 190 Queen Street in Melbourne CBD.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will people be able to tell if I have a dental crown or bridge on my teeth?
Modern crowns and bridges from Art De Dente Melbourne CBD are made of natural-looking materials that make them virtually indistinguishable from your natural teeth.