Crowns (also known as caps) are a way of building up a broken down tooth or strengthening a tooth that has been previously filled. Sometimes crowns are used to improve the appearance of a tooth.
Bridges are a way of ‘bridging the gap’ of one or more missing teeth. Neighbouring teeth on each side of a missing tooth or teeth are capped. These crowns fuse the bridge (artificial tooth or teeth) in place. Bridges look and function just like normal teeth. Bridges are permanently fixed, unlike dentures, so you can confidently eat and speak normally without fear of your bridge falling out.
If your broken or decayed tooth or teeth need to be rebuilt, Pambula Village Dental Practice may use crowns and bridges to do the job. They are generally made from materials such as porcelain, and porcelain/metal combinations. Not only do they make your teeth look more attractive, but they also give them added strength, durability and stability.
The material used will depend on the teeth that are being rebuilt. Pambula Village Dental Practice may choose a stronger material for your back teeth and more aesthetically pleasing material for your front tooth.
Special tests are necessary, including X-rays, to make sure your teeth are good enough to support the crown or bridge.
The process of making and fitting your crown or bridge will usually take 2 appointments, two weeks apart.
To BOOK your appointment, please call our friendly team on 02 6495 6455 who will discuss your needs and make a suitable time for your treatment.
Alternatively, you can send us an email and we will contact you.