Crowns and Bridges

Dental crowns and bridges Sunnybank

Dental crowns and bridges are fixed prosthetic devices, which are connected onto existing teeth or implants.

Crowns are used to completely cover a damaged or decayed tooth above the gum line or are attached to an implant. Whereas bridges fill in the missing spaces in between your teeth. Crowns are a perfect solution for repairing a tooth that is missing structure above the gum line. Your smile can be restored as crowns which can help to improve the original appearance of your tooth.

Cover your entire tooth with a dental crown

Crowns help to strengthen your teeth and treat discoloured, cracked and broken teeth. Our highly skilled professionals will begin by preparing your tooth to the ideal shape for your new crown. An impression of the prepared tooth is then taken for fabrication of the crown and a temporary crown is placed on your tooth until the permanent crown is ready. The placement of the permanent crown will be the final stage.

Types of dental crowns

Cast gold crowns

Cast gold crowns used to be the best option for durability. Gold was the first material used for restoring damaged teeth. Cast gold crowns can last a long time and are extremely reliable. However, they are not as popular these days due to their undesirable gold colour and the increasingly high cost of gold.

Porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM) crowns

Porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns are strong and can fit perfectly on prepared teeth. PFM crowns are best known for their strength and reasonable aesthetics, making them a good choice for restoring back teeth in certain cases.

All Porcelain Crowns

All Porcelain crowns give the most natural appearance while still having a great amount of strength. They are highly durable and biocompatible. They enable the tooth to function very well and can effectively support weakened teeth. Their greatest advantage is their superior aesthetics and ability to resemble your natural teeth  flawlessly, giving you  the most natural looking smile. All Porcelain crowns are fast becoming the most widely used type of dental crown for both front and back teeth.

Replace your missing teeth with dental bridges

A dental bridge helps to restore the imbalance in your dentition by replacing missing teeth. Our dentists are highly trained and have the expertise to correctly replace your teeth all the while supporting your gum and bone tissue.

Dental bridges have the following benefits:

  • Make chewing more comfortable
  • Maintain the shape of your face
  • Restore your ability to speak
  • Maintain your remaining teeth in their original position
  • Alternative to dental implants for patients who are unsuitable for or do not want surgery

Is a dental crown or bridge the right treatment for you? Book a consultation with our team to find out.