Dental Crowns and Bridges

Dental Crowns and Bridges in Bentleigh East

If you have cracked or missing teeth, dental crowns or bridges might be a solution for you. Crowns and bridges replace missing and broken teeth, restoring your mouth’s functionality and appearance. Crowns and bridges can help you regain your beautiful smile!

EDentist offers dental crowns and bridges in Bentleigh East. Our highly trained staff uses state-of-the-art facilities to provide superior dental care and smile design for people of all ages.

Dental Crowns and Bridges

Crowns and bridges exist to replace damaged and missing teeth. A crown is an artificial tooth that bonds to an existing tooth to restore its functionality and appearance. Inlays fill the space between the cusps of teeth, while onlays cover the entire top of the tooth.

Crowns can anchor bridges, which span across gaps to replace multiple missing teeth. Crowns and bridges typically consist of either porcelain or durable composite material and serve as permanent replacements for missing or broken teeth.

Crown and Bridge Placement Process

First, your dentists will take a mould of your tooth structure so a lab can create a custom crown or bridge for the missing teeth. During the next appointment, the dentist will remove tooth material, so the crown fits snug against the tooth matter. The dentist will then apply a special bonding agent to anchor the crown to the damaged tooth.

After placing the crowns, the dentist can place a bridge to span the gap. Dentists can use either crowns or healthy natural teeth as anchors for bridges. Similar to crowns, the dentist will take a mould of the space to fashion custom bridges.

Benefits of Crowns and Bridges

Crowns and bridges are common dental procedures. Every year, dentists in Australia fit nearly 1.5 million crowns on patients of all ages. Dental crowns are especially common for older patients who experience tooth decay as they age. Missing and broken teeth significantly increase the risk of other oral diseases.

If you have missing teeth, EDentists can provide inlay crown, onlay crown, or dental bridge solutions. Below are just a few of the benefits of getting dental crowns or bridges.

Restore Functionality

Crowns and bridges fix broken teeth and replace missing teeth, restoring functionality. With crowns and bridges, you’ll be able to eat and drink normally.

Maintain Tooth Alignment

Missing and broken teeth can also cause problems with tooth alignment. Surrounding teeth might start to turn and lean inwards towards any gaps. Crowns and bridges maintain tooth shape and orientation so other teeth don’t move out of alignment.

Improve Confidence

Last but not least, dental crowns and bridges can restore your smile, improving confidence in your appearance. With your new crowns and bridge, you can smile confidently for photos again!

Frequently Asked Questions

Crowns are technically not permanent, but they can last up to 20 years if you maintain good oral hygiene. If you lose a crown, your dentist can fit a new one. Bridges can be either permanent or temporary. Permanent bridges can last over 20 years.
The dentist will first need to take a mould of your tooth and fabricate the attachment, but the actual procedure to place a crown takes about 60 to 90 minutes.
It takes a few days for the bonding agent to form a permanent bond. While healing, you may feel slight discomfort and sensitivity at the attachment site,
If your dental crowns of bridges come loose or fall off, you should seek immediate dental attention. A loose crown can expose your tooth to bacteria and plaque.

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