Crowns and bridges are a wonderful way to restore a smile while protecting your dental health. Our dental crowns and bridges are made from the highest quality porcelain, providing results that closely mimic the natural liveliness of real teeth. Your new restorations can improve the overall colour, shape and size of your original teeth, helping to perfect your smile.
A crown is used to completely cover up teeth that are badly damaged and where a substantial part of their original structure has been destroyed. Your crown will fit tightly over your original tooth, protecting it and preventing infection. Crowns are also used to cover up dental implants, providing the final part of this restoration.
We use a bridge to fill in the gap left by one or more missing teeth in the same area in your mouth. To do this, crowns are made to fit over the teeth on either side of the gap. The replacement tooth or pontic is attached to crowns covering up the adjacent teeth and this forms a strong and stable restoration. The pontic rests on your gums, providing a natural looking appearance that will blend in beautifully with the rest of your teeth.
Before we carry out any dental procedure, we assess your teeth to identify the right treatment for you. Your initial appointment with our dentist will include a dental examination to help us determine if a crown or bridge is right for you. This will take anywhere up to 30 minutes. Once a treatment is decided upon, your procedure for dental bridges or crowns near Heidelberg will be carried out, which can take up to an hour. If multiple crowns are required, the session will last longer or may be scheduled over multiple days.
Modern crowns and bridges are quite different from the restorations of even just a few years ago. Nowadays we can provide you with high quality teeth that are made entirely from porcelain and which are metal free. These can provide the very best aesthetics, allowing the natural light to pass through the crown, just like it does with your real teeth.
How long your crowns or bridges last will depend on several factors. Some of these include the quality of the treatment, your diet, your lifestyle choices, and your oral hygiene routine. The crowns and bridges we carefully place can last as long as 15 years or more with regular clean-ups and dental checks. Maintaining them and visiting your dentist timely can make your dental crowns and bridges last much longer.
You can schedule a consultation online or over the phone on (03) 9467 6759. Our practice is located at Suite 5, Level 1, 20 Scholar Drive, Bundoora VIC 3083.