Oral Rehabilitation with Crowns and Bridges in Burwood
If you have damaged or missing teeth, you can get complete aesthetic and functional dental restoration with modern looking crowns and bridges in Burwood. These fixed prostheses are made to resemble the natural teeth in the mouth, and they also function like them – helping you smile, eat and speak normally again.
To get the very best outcome from your treatments, make sure you don’t take too long to visit us after you’ve lost a tooth, or damaged one.
Porcelain Crowns Procedure
Crowns are fixed dental prostheses, custom-fabricated for teeth that are structurally, functionally or aesthetically compromised. In Burwood, crowns are made using high-grade porcelain, so they look and feel exactly like the other natural teeth in the oral cavity. There are a number of cases in which a dentist may recommend that you get crowns:
- After a root canal treatment
- For fractured teeth
- For teeth with damaged structure due to wear, or night-time teeth grinding
- For covering diastemas, or gaps between teeth
- For covering teeth previously restored with silver fillings
- In case of congenital conditions affecting the enamel and dentin layers of the teeth
The new porcelain crown will be ready when you visit next. We’ll simply take this cap and fix it on top of your natural tooth with the help of a strong dental cement. Crowns protect compromised natural teeth from sustaining any further damage and restore their function in the oral cavity.
Crown fabrication and placement usually takes two visits to complete in Burwood. During your first visit, we’ll slightly trim your tooth down to make enough room for the crown to be cemented on top snugly. If you experience sensitivity, we can administer topical or local anesthesia prior to this step. Next, we take an impression of the tooth, note down the natural shade, and send these details off to a dental laboratory.
Dental Bridges Procedure
There are a number of similarities between the procedures for crowns and bridges in Burwood. A dental bridge replaces a single missing tooth, or multiple missing teeth in the upper or lower arch of your mouth. Unlike dental implants, bridges replace only the crown portion of a lost tooth, but they do help patients regain their ability to bite and chew normally. The latter uses the support of natural teeth adjacent to the empty dental socket to suspend an artificial crown over the gap.
Bridge fabrication also takes at least two visits to complete. During the first visit, we will trim down one or two teeth on either side of the empty socket. This is important to ensure a good fit for the dental bridge. Anaesthesia can be administered if the patient experiences elevated levels of sensitivity or discomfort. When the ideal amount of tooth preparation has been achieved, an impression is taken to record details of the surrounding tissues. The desired shade is recorded and then these records are sent to the dental laboratory where crowns and bridges are made.
During the next and final appointment, we’ll simply fix the prostheses over the gap with the help of strong dental cements.
If you’re looking to restore your teeth, and dental function, book an appointment for crowns and bridges in Burwood with the expert team at Good Choice Dental. Call (02) 8203 8760 today!
Unless someone is associated with the dental field, no one will be able to tell that your teeth are artificial. We make our crowns using porcelain which matches your tooth shade, and they are fabricated to replicate the natural contour of the teeth. Porcelain crowns are an excellent option for aesthetic dental restoration.
Sure, our porcelain fused to metal bridges are impeccably strong. However, because they’re still artificial teeth, at the end of the day we advise patients to exercise caution especially when biting or chewing on particularly hard foods, such as nuts and hard candy.
If you need to get a new set of dentures in Burwood, or simply wish to learn more about how implants can hold a denture firmly in the arches, just give our clinic a call on (02) 8203 8760 and our team of dentists will be more than happy to help you out!