Missing Or Broken Teeth?
Smile Wide With Dental Crowns And Bridges
From hiding our smiles to holding back laughter, there is no denying that a missing tooth can greatly affect our confidence. But have no fear, there is a solution. At Noosa Family Dental, our dental crowns and bridges treatments can help restore your smile back to its full function and gorgeous appearance, so you can get back to enjoying life to its fullest.
Each porcelain crown and bridge is expertly designed and created from the highest quality materials to seamlessly blend in with the surrounding teeth. While we focus on preventative care and maintenance, we understand that a number of factors go into oral health. As such, we offer a range of treatment options to suit your individual needs and help you get your smile back. For more information, get in touch today!
What Procedure Is Best For Me?
Crowns Vs Bridges
If you have damaged or missing teeth, a crown or bridge treatment is the ideal solution for you. While they work to achieve similar results the difference between a crown and a bridge is how they are installed in the mouth. Crowns and bridges are made of porcelain, or gold, or a combination of both.
A crown is a tooth coloured "cap" that fits over a weak tooth or implant that cannot be repaired with a filling. It fully covers the tooth to the gum line to prevent further damage. When a great deal of the tooth has broken away or decayed, a crown is a good option. Often in these situations, fillings will be very difficult or unsuccessful and crowns will protect the remaining tooth structure.
Bridges are used where a tooth is missing and is an alternative to the more invasive implant procedure. It is made up of two or more crowns that are implanted on either side of the gap and act as anchors in which the false tooth/ teeth can be supported. Oftentimes, a bridge may be chosen in preference to an implant if the teeth next to the gap would benefit from crown placement, or if there are barriers to implant placement such as a sinus close-by.
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The Benefits of Crowns And Bridges
Dental crowns and bridges are a popular tooth restoration procedure and offer a range of distinct benefits. At Noosa Family Dental, two appointments are required for crowns and bridges.
In the first appointment, the tooth is filed and prepared for the crown to fit over top. An impression is taken of the prepared tooth, which is sent to the dental laboratory in Maroochydore and a temporary crown is placed over your tooth. The laboratory takes between one and two weeks to make the crown or bridge.
In your second appointment, the temporary crown or bridge is removed and the permanent one is cemented in. In addition to a restored sense of confidence, dental crowns and bridges offer practical advantages such as improved chewing and restored speech. With this comes improved digestion, sleeping and overall health!
If you’re interested in having a crown, bridge or denture talk to us about which option is best for you. Contact us and make an appointment today.