Crowns & Bridges
Missing and damaged teeth can impact your oral health, self-esteem and smile. They can also lead to several other dental conditions, however, such as tooth decay, spread of infection, bone loss and gum disease.
Restoring your missing or broken teeth as soon as possible is very important, and one of the best ways to replace your affected teeth is with dental crowns and bridges. Dental crowns and bridges are restorative dental solutions that help cover damaged or missing teeth, restoring appearance and functionality whilst also strengthening your tooth.
What are Dental Crowns and Bridges?
Dental crowns are caps that are placed over your teeth, mainly when a large part of your tooth is lost or infected. Usually made from porcelain or ceramic, dental crowns provide a seamless finish, matching the natural shade of your teeth. They are typically the go-to dental solution to prevent a weak tooth from fracturing, cover a discoloured tooth, in root canal treatment and when attaching a prosthetic tooth to dental implants.
Dental bridges, on the other hand, are used to bridge gaps left by one or more missing teeth with an artificial tooth. To be eligible for conventional dental bridges, the teeth neighbouring your missing teeth must be healthy. This is because the artificial tooth will be connected to dental crowns attached to the neighbouring teeth adjacent to the gap. However, we also provide dental implant bridges, which are ideal for more than 3 units of teeth adjacent to each other.
Both dental crowns and bridges play vital roles in maintaining oral health, improving the appearance of your smile and supporting overall dental well-being. They are custom-designed to match the color and size of your natural teeth providing the most natural results and a confident smile.
Why Should I Get Dental Crowns and Bridges?
- Improves the appearance of your smile and confidence by restoring missing or broken teeth.
- Improves functionality of your teeth, such as ability to chew and speak.
- Promotes good oral health and alignment of the smile by preventing the neighbouring teeth from shifting.
- Maintains your facial structure, preventing jawbone deterioration because crowns and bridges help stimulate your jawbone.
- Provides a natural and realistic appearance as they match the shade and look of your natural teeth.
What Can I Expect During Treatment?
Getting dental crowns or bridges typically involves just two appointments if you meet the eligibility criteria. During the first appointment, our dentist will prepare and shape your tooth to accommodate the dental crown or bridge. This will be performed under a local anesthetic to numb the area and relieve any discomfort.
Our dentist will then take an impression of your teeth to meticulously craft your restorations and ensure a perfect fit. At the same time, our dentists will also carry out a shade selection to ensure your crown or bridge matches the natural shade of your teeth.
Until your final restoration is complete, we will place a temporary crown or bridge to protect your damaged or missing tooth. We recommend avoiding biting down on hard or chewy foods to avoid displacing your temporary restoration.
At the second appointment, our dentist will remove your temporary restoration and fit your custom-made crown or bridge. The restorations will be fixed using a dental adhesive. Our dentists will then set up a follow-up appointment to monitor the state of your crowns and bridges and provide care and maintenance instructions.
When Do I Need Dental Crowns or Bridges?
You may need dental crowns or bridges in the following situations:
Cracked, damaged or worn teeth
Dental crowns can restore the structure and strength of teeth that have significant cracks, chips, damage or wear, ensuring their functionality and appearance.
Severely decayed or infected teeth
When a tooth has extensive decay or infection, a dental crown can protect and strengthen it, preventing the need for extraction.
Crowns can be placed over your tooth to cover severely discoloured or stained teeth, restoring their natural appearance.
Dental bridges can bridge the gap caused by missing teeth. To do this, dental crowns will be attached to your natural teeth or implants on either side of the gap to support the dental bridge.
Root Canal Treatment
Getting a dental crown following a root canal treatment is also recommended. This will help protect and strengthen your treated tooth, restoring its functionality and allowing you to eat and speak without worry of it wearing down or cracking.
How Much Do Crowns and Bridges Cost in HAWTHORN?
The cost of dental crowns and bridges depends on factors such as the condition of your teeth, the material used for your restoration, and the number of restorations. We will provide you with an accurate estimate of the cost of dental crowns and bridges when you visit our dental clinic for your consultation.
Generally, dental crowns and bridges are considered a long-term investment for your oral health and well-being. They provide functional and aesthetic benefits, restore damaged teeth and enhance your smile’s appearance.
At With U Dental, we strive to make dental care an affordable service to all. We also provide payment plans to help make dental care more accessible for you. Getting a healthier smile has never been easier than at With U Dental!
Why Choose With U Dental for Dental Restorations in HAWTHORN
With U Dental is your trusted and reliable dental clinic in Hawthorn, providing a range of restorative dentistry solutions, including dental crowns and bridges. Our experienced and highly-skilled dental professionals are dedicated to providing you with the best dental care possible.
We use premium quality materials, advanced technology, and pain-free anaesthetic techniques to design, craft and place your bespoke dental crowns and bridges, guaranteeing strong and long-lasting restorations.
Our friendly team will always strive to make your experience at our clinic comfortable. You can expect transparency and assistance from us at every step of the way as we work towards our goal of enhancing your smile.
We also provide a comprehensive range of other dental services for your oral health needs. Our commitment to your well-being extends across various aspects of dentistry. From routine checkups and cleanings to more specialised treatments such as general dentistry, orthodontics, emergency dentistry to Children and family dentistry. Book an appointment with our friendly dental team today to get started.