Bridges and Crowns are both fixed prosthetic devices that are cemented onto your teeth or Implants. Your Dentist or Prosthodontist can employ this procedure as a more permanent solution when compared to dentures, which you can take out and clean daily. Because Dental Crowns and bridges are cemented on your teeth, only a Dentist can only remove them. Crowns are used to cap or cover a damaged tooth or an implant, while Dental Bridges are used to cover space of a missing tooth. Bridges are cemented to natural teeth or implants surrounding that empty space of a missing tooth.
Dental Crowns and Bridges are used to strengthen a damaged tooth and to improve the appearance, alignment and “bite” of teeth. Gaps left by missing teeth can create further damage as the lack of support promotes other teeth to shift too. Dental Crowns and Bridges then prevent this situation from happening.
While only a thorough consultation session with your Dentist can lead to a proper diagnosis and recommendation, here are the typical scenarios when Dental Crowns and Bridges are suggested.
Cracked or fractured teeth are supported by Dental Crowns and Bridges to prevent any further damage. If a crack has affected the tooth enamel, a Dental Crown is the best and easiest treatment that not only improves appearance but also prevents damage. If the damage is too severe, however, you might have to get the damaged tooth extracted and get an implant instead.
This situation is often seen when someone loses one or more teeth in an accident involving Dental injury. If you have the tooth and you have kept it in correct condition, it might be possible to re-implant it back in its position. In many cases though, the tooth is replaced to prevent improper bite which can lead to discomfort and disease.
If your tooth is chipped, your SmileXcellence Dentist in Richmond will either cosmetically correct it, apply filling if possible, or advise a Dental crown in case of major tissue loss. Same is true for significant tooth decay that cannot be filled and needs large restoration. In this case too, your Dentist will have to recommend you a Dental Crown to avoid further decaying.
Before a Dental Crown or Bridge is created for you, SmileXcellence Dentists in Richmond NSW try to reduce the size of affected teeth so that the prosthetic can beautifully fit over them. Taking an impression of your teeth, we ensure that an exact replica in porcelain or ceramic is created according to the natural color of your teeth.
SmileXcellence Dentists also offer post procedure support for Dental crowns and bridges in Richmond NSW. Like any other medical treatment, Dental Treatments also have associated risks, which need to be avoided during and after the procedure with proper Dental Care.