Restorative treatments such as crowns and bridges can be used to resolve issues such as weakened, damaged or even missing teeth.
What is a crown?
A crown sits over the top of your natural tooth, adding a protective layer, and it strengthens the tooth’s structure. It can also help to restore its appearance. Crowns are usually made from porcelain or gold.
What does the procedure involve?
We begin by taking an impression of your tooth. The impression is sent to the lab, and a crown is made specifically for that tooth. In the interim, we’ll place a temporary crown over the tooth to protect it.
Our clinic uses CEREC technology, which means we can create the restoration in our own clinic. This means you’ll get a high quality crown manufactured by us and your final restoration will be finished faster.
What is a bridge?
A dental bridge is another type of fixed prosthetic device. It is usually made from the same materials as a crown. A bridge uses anchors on each side of the gap to fill the space. A crown is placed over the teeth on each side. We then fit a bridge in between the crowns, which looks and feels like a natural tooth. Just like crowns, dental bridges are made to match the size, shape and colour of your other teeth.
How long will my crowns and bridges last?
Crowns and bridges are designed to be a long-term solution, but you need to care for them to achieve longevity. This includes brushing and flossing regularly and minimising your sugar consumption. Routine check-ups can help your dentist spot early signs of damage or wear.
If you would like further information about restorative treatments to improve your smile, make an appointment to visit our dental clinic in Sydney today.