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Crowns and Bridges

Woman smiling outdoorsOur custom dental crowns and bridges keep you smiling, with durable, matching restorations that strengthen your bite and blend in with other teeth. Each design mimics the shape and appearance of a natural tooth so that you can smile with confidence.

What Is a Dental Crown?

When a tooth is fractured, cracked or has aggressive decay, placing a crown over the remaining structure can help extend its life. If a tooth can’t be filled, a crown is usually the next appropriate step in the restoration process. Crowns are also recommended following root canal treatment since those teeth are more brittle.

Additionally, crowns can be used for situations where you want to change the colour of your teeth and overall appearance of your smile, especially if there’s severe staining or enamel wear. They’re ideal restorations if you do not qualify for dental veneers or bleaching.

Crowns are essentially like placing an extra layer over your tooth. The straightforward process is a two-stage treatment. During the first appointment, we’ll spend approximately 60-90 minutes prepping your tooth and taking an impression of the remaining structure.

We’ll use this mould to have the custom crown fabricated at a lab. In the meantime, we’ll place a temporary cap over the tooth to prevent any sensitivity or irritation. About two weeks later, you’ll return for a brief 15-minute appointment to have the permanent crown fitted into place.

What Is a Dental Bridge?

Bridges are like artificial teeth for tooth replacement needs. Either end of the bridge functions like a crown and is supported by a healthy tooth, with the pontic crowns between them being suspended over the space where the tooth is missing.

Like crowns, getting a dental bridge is a two-step process. The first 90-minute appointment will involve prepping your teeth and taking an impression. About two weeks later, you’ll return for a 15-minute appointment where the permanent bridge is bonded into place.

Traditional dental bridges are ideal for situations where there are 1-2 missing teeth and you do not qualify for dental implants. If more teeth need to be replaced, you may want to consider a partial denture or incorporating implants into your bridge treatment.

In situations where we’re incorporating dental implants to replace missing teeth, crowns or bridges serve as the “tooth” restoration on top of the implant appliance. Individual implants can be topped off with a crown or pairs of implants used to support a multi-tooth dental bridge. Using them together allows for a wider range of tooth replacement opportunities for our patients. Believe it or not, a pair of implants can support a bridge that’s more than four teeth long.

We work closely with our lab to customise each porcelain crown and bridge for the best cosmetic outcome. From the shade of the porcelain to the underlying hues, we want your restoration to accentuate your appearance just as much as it does to repair the function of your bite. Although crowns and bridges are a restorative procedure, they also play a role in smile makeovers.

Do I Qualify for Treatment?

If you’re looking for Gosnells crown and bridge treatment, contact our office to request a private consultation. We’re happy to answer all your questions!

Any invasive or surgical procedure may carry risks. Before moving forward, it is recommended that you seek a second opinion from an appropriately licensed medical professional.

Crowns and Bridges Gosnells WA | (08) 9490-8777