Dental Crown & Bridge
Our motto at Elevate Dental is that prevention is better than treatment, and our priority is to save your teeth. That’s why we use dental crowns and bridges to save teeth while providing strength and durability when possible.
Our team of skilled dentists are ready to help restore your teeth and improve your smile with a solution that fits your needs.
Dental Crown & Bridges Melbourne
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What is a Dental Crown?
A dental crown is like a tooth-shaped cap that is used to cover a damaged tooth. They can be used to strengthen teeth and can also be used to cosmetically fix teeth. They can restore the function of your mouth so you can eat without worry and smile with confidence.
A crown may be used to cap a tooth that had a root canal treatment, add strength to a damaged tooth or is used over a dental implant. Dental crowns are made of porcelain, zirconia, gold or porcelain that is fused to metal.
Porcelain is the most popular material because the crown can be made to match the colour and shape of your natural teeth, so only you know it’s there. But not all patients want porcelain, so we provide gold and metal for those who choose, whether it is for cost or aesthetic reasons.
What is a Dental Bridge?
Dental bridges are used to replace missing teeth and crowns are part of the support structure. A dental bridge is a restorative fixture that is made up of two or more crowns used for anchoring along with replacement teeth in between them.
A dental bridge is a proven, permanent solution for a missing tooth that cannot be removed. Although sometimes called a prosthesis – they are more commonly called bridges because they literally bridge the gap caused by missing teeth. Many patients prefer a bridge to other options like dentures because they are a lot easier to maintain and take care of, and they feel like more regular teeth.
Benefits of Dental Crowns & Bridge
Dental crowns and bridges can help save teeth by protecting them and adding strong support. This allows you to continue proper function for chewing and eating the foods you enjoy. Some situations that benefit from a crown or bridge include:
Oral health is important for many reasons besides aesthetic. In other words, crooked and missing teeth can cause numerous problems such as:
Crowns are excellent options when you have one tooth that needs protection or restoration, while a dental bridge can restore and protect a series of teeth. Crowns and bridges can be supported by dental implants, which will further protect the jawbone from deterioration.
If you have missing teeth, come for a dental checkup so we can do a full evaluation with x-rays and scans to determine the best treatment. There is often more than one solution for most cases, and your dentist will go over each to find the one that fits your needs and your wallet.
Frequently Asked Questions
Our trusted dentists are here to help you with your individual needs. Explore our FAQs below or contact us if you have a specific question.
A dental crown and a dental bridge are both used to achieve the same goal – to repair and restore broken or missing teeth. However, there is a difference between the two. A dental crown is applied to restore an individual broken tooth, where a dental bridge is used to replace several teeth within a specific area of your mouth.
As with any dental or medical procedure – there is always a slight risk associated. A dental crown (or a bridge that uses a crown) is used to repair and restore a tooth that has been damaged. Unfortunately, because there is damage to the tooth – there is a small chance that your tooth’s nerve can die. However, this is due to the build-up of bacteria that caused the issue to begin, rather than the procedure itself.
At Elevate Dental, our team have multiple years’ experience treating dental problems, and we are skilled at identifying and treating infections, to eliminate the harm caused. We know what to look for and will use the most advanced technology and tools to make sure we find and remove any hidden bacteria or decay. This is a crucial step in the process that our team take very seriously. Before applying any crowns or bridges, we will take the extra time and care to ensure you get the full, and thorough treatment you deserve.
Modern crowns and bridges are designed to mimic your natural teeth – so you simply need to look after them, like you do with your own teeth. With proper oral care, your dental restorations will last you a long time – with no need for further treatment. After your treatment, your dentist will you all the specific tips and instructions based on your teeth – but here are some general guidelines you can follow to keep your mouth healthy:
- Brush twice a day, or according to your dentist’s instructions
- Floss according to dentist’s instructions
- Maintain a healthy diet for overall health
- Avoid smoking
- Avoid overuse of alcohol
- Do not bite hard objects like ice or pens
- Maintain regular dental checkups
- Get professional teeth cleaning at least once a year
When your dental work is complete, always pay attention to changes or discomfort. If you feel pain, looseness or your bite feels “off,” call your dentist for an appointment. If it feels like a dental emergency, we can bring you on the same day or the next to fix any problems as soon as possible.
Dental crowns can last up to 20 years or more with the right oral care and maintenance. However, it does depend on the material of the crown – metal alloys are designed to last up to 20 years, porcelain crowns can last between 10 and 20 years with good oral practices.
There are a variety of different types of dental bridges and crowns available – the most common materials used across these two implants include metal alloy, porcelain, resin, and ceramic.
When you visit Elevate Dental, our friendly team of dentists that specialise in dental crowns and bridges in Melbourne will walk you through your options and help you to make the best decision based on your concerns, budget, and goals. We believe that everyone deserves to have a confident smile – we’ll do everything we can to ensure you are provided with the most tailored solution to your dental work.
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