There are many ways to restore the function and appearance of damaged teeth, including dental crowns and bridges. A crown is a specially designed tooth-shaped cap that’s placed over a damaged tooth to restore its shape, size and strength. Dental crowns are typically made from ceramic, porcelain, or precious metals such as gold alloy. A dental bridge is an additional treatment that’s attached to two adjacent crowns in order to replace a single missing tooth.
When are crowns and bridges used?
Crowns are generally applied when teeth have been broken, damaged or discoloured, and can also be used after extensive root canal treatment. Crowns are applied over the broken part of the tooth, with the cap structure designed to match the surrounding teeth in a way that’s seamless and natural. A bridge is typically used to replace a missing tooth when the patient does not want or can not support a dental implant.
A crown treatment normally takes place over one or two appointments, with the first session including a full examination prior to the placement of a temporary crown. While ceramic crowns can often be designed and placed in a single sitting, we need a little time to produce custom porcelain crowns before they’re fitted at a second appointment. Crowns look and function much like normal teeth, with regular cleaning and flossing needed to keep them in tip-top shape. Here at Tarneit Dental Care, we provide trusted advice on crowns and bridges and create individual treatment plans perfect for your situation.
Residents from all across Melbourne including suburbs Point Cook, Caroline Springs, Hoppers Crossing, Truganina, Tarneit, Williams Landing, Werribee, Wyndham Vale & more, can contact us for qualified and affordable dental services.
If you have teeth that are unsightly or missing, call for a consultation for a bridge or crown at Tarneit Dental Care. Our number here is (03) 9749 4491.