You can keep your teeth healthy by brushing, flossing and visiting your dentist regularly. However, if one or more of your teeth become damaged due to decay, cracks or trauma, the dentists at Aussie Smile Dentistry in Mosman can provide you with a dental crown or bridge to fix existing issues and prevent new ones from surfacing in the future.
Crowns and Bridges fit over your affected tooth or teeth and helps restore the size and shape of your tooth.
Unlike removable devices such as dentures, dental crowns and dental bridges are cemented onto existing teeth or implants, and can only be removed by a dentist.
A crown is a tooth-shaped cap that is placed over a tooth. It is used to strengthen and protect your tooth structure. Most crowns are made of a hard, white substance to help them look natural. Porcelain bonded to a metal shell is often used because it is both strong and attractive. A crown fits just like a natural tooth because it is created from impressions of your tooth. After your crown is placed, your tooth will be stronger and last longer. Isn't that great?
You may need a crown to:
- 1- Replace a large filling especially when a small part of the tooth is remaining
- 2- Protect a weak tooth from fracturing or restore it if fractured
- 3- Attach a bridge
- 4- Cover a dental implant
- 5- Cover a discoloured tooth
- 6- Cover a poorly shaped tooth
- 7- Cover a tooth that has had root canal treatment done
After you lose a tooth, your dentist at Aussie Smile Dentistry in Mosman may suggest that you get a bridge. A dental bridge can keep the remaining teeth from moving out of place. They span the space where the teeth are missing. Dental bridges are cemented to the natural teeth or implants surrounding the empty space. These teeth are used as anchors for the bridge. A replacement tooth is then attached to the crowns.
As with crowns, you can opt from different materials for bridges. Our dentists in Mosman can help you decide which to use, based on the location of the missing tooth (or teeth), its function, aesthetic considerations and cost. Porcelain or ceramic bridges can be matched to the colour of your natural teeth.
If you have any questions about Crowns or Bridges, please do not hesitate to ask your dentist when you visit us next time!