About Crowns and Bridges

What are crowns and bridges?

Crowns and bridges are fixed prosthetic devices. Unlike removable devices such as dentures that can be taken out and cleaned daily; crowns and bridges are cemented onto existing teeth or implants.
As providers of crowns and bridges, Advanced Dental Group can fit crowns and bridges and monitor your progress with them.

Who should consider crowns/bridges?

A crown or bridge may be suitable for people needing to:

  • Replace a large filling when there is not enough tooth remaining
  • Protect a weak tooth from fracturing
  • Restore a fractured tooth
  • Attach a bridge
  • Cover dental implant(s)
  • Cover a tooth that has undergone root canal treatment

How does it work?

A crown is used to entirely cover a damaged tooth. Besides strengthening a damaged tooth, a crown can be used to improve its appearance, shape or alignment. A crown can also be placed on top of an implant to provide a tooth-like shape and structure for functioning. Fortunately, porcelain or ceramic crowns can be matched to the colour of your natural teeth.

Cosmetic Crowns - Wallan Dentist, Riddells Creek Dentist and Maribyrnong Dentist

Bridges are commonly used to replace one or more missing teeth. Bridges are cemented to the natural teeth or implants surrounding the empty space. As with crowns, you can have a choice of materials for bridges. Your dentist can help you decide which to use, based on the location of the missing tooth, its function, aesthetics and cost.

How long do crowns and bridges last?

While crowns and bridges can last a lifetime, they can sometimes come loose or fall out. The most important step you can take to ensure the longevity of your crown or bridge is to practice good oral hygiene. You can maintain this by brushing with a fluoride toothpaste twice a day and flossing daily.

To prevent damage to your new crown or bridge, avoid chewing hard foods.

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