Crowns and Bridges

Crowns and bridges are fixed restorations to replace missing or damaged teeth. These restorative procedures use prosthetic devices to restore your smile.

Crowns are used when the tooth structure is damaged or fractured. Bridges are used when one or more teeth are missing.

Crowns are caps to damaged teeth that are manufactured to look like your tooth. Crowns are usually required when a root canal treatment is performed, or some trauma happens to the tooth to make it weak.

Crowns strengthen and protect the tooth and root. Your dentist will shape the tooth remaining, and fit you with a temporary crown. After a few weeks, you will return to have the full crown placed permanently. Crowns typically last 20 or more years.

Bridges are used to replace missing teeth when the nearby teeth are sturdy enough to support the missing tooth. Bridges come in three types: conventional fixed bridges, cantilever bridges, and resin-bonded bridges.

When are crowns or bridges required?

Crowns and bridges are used to fix several different dental problems.

Crowns can be used when:

  • a tooth is cracked or damaged
  • too much decay has weakened a tooth
  • a tooth is severely stained or discoloured
  • a tooth is misshapen
  • a dental bridge needs support.
Bridges are used to replace a missing tooth or teeth. They are also a solution when dentures are unstable, uncomfortable, or aesthetically displeasing.

Advantages of Crowns and Bridges in Gosnells

  • Restores and maintains the bite
  • Keeps opposing teeth in their proper place
  • Prevents shifting of adjacent teeth
  • Discourages further decay and periodontal (gum) disease
  • Enhances your smile, speech, and chewing function

Crowning or Capping a Tooth

Examining and preparing the tooth

  1. On your first visit, your Gosnells dentist may take a few X-rays to check the root and surrounding bone of the tooth receiving the crown.
  2. Your dentist will anaesthetise the tooth and the gum tissues around the tooth.
  3. Next, the tooth is filed down along the chewing surface and sides to make room for the crown.
  4. After reshaping your tooth, your dentist will use paste, putty, or a digital scanner to make impressions of the tooth to receive the crown.
  5. The impressions are sent to a dental laboratory where the crown will be manufactured.
  6. Your dentist will place a temporary crown to cover the prepared tooth while the crown is being manufactured.

Receiving the permanent dental crown

At the second visit, your Gosnells dentist will remove the temporary crown and check the fit and colour of the permanent crown.

Creating Bridges

  • On your first visit, the abutment teeth are reshaped by removing a portion of enamel and dentin to allow crowns to be placed over them.
  • Next, impressions of your teeth are created.
  • Your dentist will make and place a temporary bridge while your bridge is being manufactured.
  • During your second visit, your temporary bridge will be removed, and the new permanent bridge will be adjusted to achieve a proper fit.
  • If the dental bridge is fixed, your dentist may cement it in place for a few weeks to be sure it fits snugly. After a couple of weeks, the bridge is permanently bonded into place.

Dental Crowns and Bridges at Smile Dental Studios Gosnells

Smile Dental Studios Gosnells will help you achieve the optimal state of oral health. We provide a wide selection of restorative dental services for patients who reside in Gosnells and its surrounding areas.

For more information about crowns and bridges in Gosnells, call us on (08) 6594 1531 or book your appointment online.

We are located at 8/2328 Albany Hwy in Gosnells.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long do crowns or bridges last?

On average, fixed restorations last 7-15 years. This time can be reduced if you do not clean the teeth properly and allow gum disease or dental decay to affect the teeth.

Will people be able to tell if I have a dental crown or bridge?

Modern crowns and bridges are made of natural-looking composite materials that make them virtually indistinguishable from your natural teeth.

Is it necessary to get a root canal before a dental crown?

It’s not usually necessary to get a root canal before a dental crown. You will, however, most likely need to have a crown installed to protect a tooth that has just undergone root canal therapy.

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CONTACT INFO

Smile Dental Studios Gosnells

Address: 8/2328 Albany Hwy, Gosnells, WA 6110

Phone: (08) 6594 1531

Emergency: 0410 716 110

Email: info@smiledentalstudios.com.au

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