We may suggest you have a crown if you have a tooth that is quite badly damaged, perhaps due to trauma or through becoming decayed and where it has lost a substantial part of its structure. A crown covers up the entire tooth right down to and just below the gum line, protecting it and restoring strength and structure so you can use the tooth to bite and chew normally.
Bridges replace missing teeth, using an artificial tooth to bridge the gap. The artificial tooth which is called a pontic is supported by crowns fitted over the teeth adjacent to the gap. Usually the teeth to be crowned are either side of the gap, but sometimes they can be just on one side, creating what’s called a cantilever bridge. A bridge can be the ideal choice if you have one or more teeth missing in the same location, particularly where the adjacent teeth will benefit from being crowned to support the bridge.
Our crowns and bridges are made from the highest quality porcelains and closely replicate the appearance of natural teeth. Modern porcelains are extremely lifelike and come in a huge range of different shades and translucencies. This enables our dentists to closely match your crown or bridge to your existing teeth, providing long-lasting results and creating a natural looking appearance.
For more information, please call us on (02) 9971 8992. Coastal Smiles Dee Why is located at Suite 1, 5 Dee Why Parade, Dee Why NSW 2099.