Porcelain Crowns and Tooth Bridges in Camberwell, Melbourne
Dental Crowns and Dental Bridges are a great way to replace missing teeth or strengthen your natural existing teeth. Our dentists at Camberwell Family Dental will be able to assess your existing teeth to see whether crown and bridges are suitable.
What are Tooth Crowns and Tooth Bridges?
Tooth Crowns are a fabricated ‘cap’ for your tooth made of stronger materials such as porcelain and gold. They help strengthen weak teeth, or teeth that have had root canal treatment. They are a great way to save your existing teeth. Tooth Bridges are caps which extend over an empty space between teeth. They create another tooth surface for your teeth to bite on to. Bridges are an alternative way in replacing teeth which may have been missing or removed previously.
There are two main types of dental crowns and bridges available. Porcelain Crowns and Bridges are made with a strong, underlying metal shell with porcelain fused on top. This results in a strong, tensile tooth but also natural looking next to your natural teeth. Gold Crowns are crowns which are made entirely of a gold-alloy, a less natural but very strong tooth replacement.
Camberwell Tooth Crown and Bridge Procedure
The information below will give you an overview of what is involved in getting a tooth crown or what is involved in getting a bridge on your teeth.
Getting a tooth crown or bridge in Camberwell usually involves two appointments:
The First Appointment:
The dentist will begin to reduce the tooth (or teeth if getting a bridge) with a specialised dental drill, about 2 millimetres on all sides to make room for the crown to sit on top. Once they have finished reducing the tooth, they will take some impressions (moulds) of your teeth and send it off to a dental laboratory for your crown to be made by dental technicians. They will then create a temporary crown to cover your tooth until the next appointment (10 working days).
The Second Appointment:
When the crown/bridge has arrived at the dental clinic, the dentist will begin by removing the temporary crown. They then clean the tooth and cement the new crown in. They remove the excess cement and check that the tooth fits within your natural bite, and that it feels comfortable. They remove any high spots with the dental drill and make sure you can floss between your teeth. They will give you some care instructions for once you go home, and you are done!
Book an appointment with a dentist to find out more about dental crowns and bridges in Camberwell!