Crowns & Bridges

Overview of Crowns & Bridges

The crowns and bridges can be made by a variety of materials, like porcelain, ceramic, gold, and metal alloys. The choice of material depends on several factors, such as the location of the tooth, the patient’s preference, and the cost.
Crowns and Bridges are important dental restorations that can help restore the function and appearance of damaged or missing teeth. It’s important to consult with a qualified dental professional to determine the best treatment options for your individual needs.

How Crowns and Bridges Can Improve Your Bite and Chewing Ability

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.

Choosing the Right Material for Your Crowns and Bridges

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

All-ceramic dental crowns are custom-made restorations that cover the entire visible portion of a damaged or decayed tooth. Unlike traditional metal crowns, all-ceramic crowns are made entirely of porcelain or other ceramic materials, which makes them more natural-looking and biocompatible.

All-ceramic dental crowns offer several advantages over traditional metal crowns, including a more natural appearance, better biocompatibility, and the ability to preserve more of the natural tooth structure. They are also less likely to cause gum irritation or allergic reactions.

All-ceramic dental crowns are typically made using computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) technology, which allows your dentist to create a custom crown that fits your tooth perfectly. The crown is then fabricated from a block of porcelain or other ceramic material using a specialized milling machine.

Yes, some dental offices offer single-visit all-ceramic dental crowns using CAD/CAM technology. This process involves taking digital impressions of your teeth, designing your crown using specialized software, and fabricating your crown on-site using a milling machine. This allows you to receive your permanent crown in just one appointment.

The lifespan of all-ceramic dental crowns can vary depending on a number of factors, including the material used, the quality of the bonding process, and how well you care for your teeth. In general, all-ceramic dental crowns can last up to 15 years or more with proper care and maintenance.

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