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.
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.
Here’s a quick breakdown of the different types of crown materials:
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.
There are several common types of dental bridges:
Traditional Dental Bridges
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.
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.