Crown and Bridge

Dental crowns and bridges are popular restorative
dentistry services.

Our team in Canning Vale understand these common procedures can replace missing teeth, restore function, and get you the healthy smile you deserve. Contact us to learn more about the benefits of dental crowns and bridges.

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If you have a tooth that is decayed, has been damaged, or fractured and needs to be covered, a crown may be an ideal option to restore the look and function of your smile. A crown serves as a cap over a single existing tooth.

A bridge serves to replace the gap left if you are missing one or more teeth. A bridge consists of one or more false teeth and one crown on each side of the bridge. Crowns and bridges look and function similar to natural teeth, making them a great way to take care of your smile.

What Are the Different Types of Crowns?

A crown may be necessary to:

  • Replace a large filling
  • Repair a fractured tooth
  • Attach a bridge
  • Protect a weak tooth to lower the
    risk of it fracturing
  • Cover a tooth following
    a root canal
  • Cap off a dental implant
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Crowns can be made from a single material or a mix of several materials, with gold and porcelain being the most popular.

Here’s a quick breakdown of the different types of crown materials:

  • Gold Alloy
    Metal alloy or gold alloy crowns extremely durable, but they will not match your natural teeth. Gold crowns are typically used in the back of the mouth where they are less noticeable.
  • Ceramic
    Ceramics can be made to match natural teeth more closely, but tend to be more susceptible to damage and chipping.

Dental Crown Procedure

Getting a dental crown typically requires two visits to complete and several steps.

The initial visit involves the preparation of the tooth where the mouth is numbed, decay is cleared, and the tooth is shaved down in order to fit the crown.

An impression is then made of the prepared tooth using a digital scan or mould and sent to a lab for the custom crown to be built. In the meantime, a temporary crown will be used to cover your tooth (be careful flossing and brushing around the temporary crown and avoid hard, sticky foods). Around two weeks later, the custom-made crown will replace the temporary crown.

How To Care for Crowns

Crowns will have the longest lifespan if cared for properly. Taking care of crowns is similar to caring for your natural teeth:

  • Avoid chewing on non-food objects such as pens, fingernails, or ice cubes
  • Ask your dentist about getting a custom-made splint if you grind your teeth at night
  • Maintain a good oral hygiene routine, just as you would with your natural teeth, that includes daily brushing and flossing
  • Eat a balanced, low sugar diet with a variety of fruits and vegetables
  • See your dentist for regular checkups
  • Avoid hard or sticky foods
dental ceramics

Different Types of Dental Bridges

There are several common types of dental bridges:

We’ll analyse and evaluate the health of your mouth and the integrity of your teeth to determine the ideal bridge type for you.

How To Care for Bridges

Bridges last the longest when cared for properly. To help keep bridges strong and functional, follow these tips:

  • Avoid chewing on non-food objects such as pens, fingernails, or ice cubes
  • Consume a healthy, balanced diet featuring a variety of whole foods and fruits and vegetables
  • Ask your dentist about getting a custom-made mouthguard if you grind your teeth at night
  • Maintain a good oral hygiene routine, just as you would with your natural teeth, that includes daily brushing and flossing
  • Visit your dentist for regular checkups
  • Avoid hard or sticky foods

Contact Us

Contact our caring dentists in Canning Vale today with any questions about dental crowns and bridges or to book your consultation to start your journey to a healthy smile.

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    Crowns & Bridges FAQs

    How long do crowns and bridges last?

    When cared for properly, crowns and bridges can last between 10 and 15 years, possibly even longer.

    Who is a good candidate for crowns?

    As the crown is just a covering, it needs a healthy tooth base to support it. This can be confirmed through an X-ray. Generally, if you are a good candidate for a crown, you will also be a good candidate for a bridge.

    What happens when a crown gets old?

    If a crown or bridge is getting old or is not taken care of properly, it may fall off or become loose. This makes it crucial to maintain a good oral hygiene routine and see your dentist for regular checkups.

    What are the side effects of a missing tooth?

    Losing a tooth can cause the surrounding teeth to become weaker and migrate, causing an improper bite and gaps where food debris can get lodged and cause decay. A dental bridge can restore function to your mouth and protect surrounding teeth from further complications.

    What can tooth crowns treat?

    Tooth crowns are suitable for people of all ages to restore function, aesthetics, and restore facial shape.