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Dental Crown & Dental Bridges
Dental Crown & Dental Bridges

Dental Crown & Dental Bridges at New Gisborne, Gisborne, Macedon & Riddells Creek

Oral health is important to your overall health and self-esteem, and keeping your natural teeth as long as possible is a focus of today’s modern dentistry techniques. Dental crowns and dental bridges are two restorations that help us do that. Our team at the New Gisborne Dental House have helped thousands of patients to save their teeth and restore oral health, and we will work with you to find the best dental solution for your needs.

What are Dental Crowns?

Dental crowns are cap-like covers that are created to fit over a damaged or weak tooth. Once complete, it will look just like your natural tooth and function as one of your own teeth. It also serves to protect the tooth from further damage, so it will last much longer. The following are what dental crowns help repair:
Broken or cracked teeth
Worn teeth that need support
Cover and protect a tooth that had root canal therapy
Extra support for a tooth weakened from a large cavity
Fill in missing teeth as part of a dental bridge
Dental crowns allow you to eat and talk comfortably, as they will restore the function of your natural tooth. If you have a missing tooth and prefer to not have an implant, a bridge can be created with a dental crown to replace your tooth.

Replace Missing Teeth with Crowns

Dental crowns are used to support and protect weak and damaged teeth, but can also be used to replace missing teeth. A crown may become part of a bridge to replace a tooth, or one may be placed on a dental implant when teeth cannot be saved. Fortunately, today’s crowns are made of strong materials that last, and they look and function like your natural teeth.

A dental crown used to replace a missing tooth will be secured onto an implant. A dental implant and dental crown are the next best thing to having your natural teeth because your body treats the implant as part of your own body. Once placed, the jawbone builds up around it to strengthen the post. You will have the function of a new tooth and you will avoid the jawbone deterioration that takes place when teeth are missing.

Benefits of Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are cost-effective and help save the structure and function of your teeth. They can prevent further damage and allow you to continue to chew and speak without issues that broken teeth may cause. The following is a summary of the benefits of dental crowns:
Strengthen a damaged or weakened tooth
Restore a tooth to its natural look
Improve the function of weak or damaged teeth
Protect a tooth from further damage
Protect a tooth damaged from a cavity
Protect the tooth and root after root canal therapy
Natural-looking
A durable solution to save your tooth

Our Happy Patient

Nicole R

Have been to this dentist several times now and each time i have received professional and friendly service. Dr Claire is amazing! She is very gentle and thorough and has never recommended unnecessary treatments. The staff here are genuine and caring, as evident by the many highly rated reviews.

Nicole R.

What are Dental Bridges?

Dental bridges are prosthetics used to replace a missing tooth or even a series of missing teeth. This restorative dental structure consists of a crown, or crowns, that will replace a missing tooth, with an abutment at each end, which are crowns fitted over existing teeth to support the fixture.

Many patients prefer dental bridges as a cost-effective and less invasive dental solution to replace missing teeth. If you are unsure of the best solution for your missing teeth, our staff will do a full dental exam and discuss the options with you.

What are Dental Bridges?

Dental bridges are prosthetics used to replace a missing tooth or even a series of missing teeth. This restorative dental structure consists of a crown, or crowns, that will replace a missing tooth, with an abutment at each end, which are crowns fitted over existing teeth to support the fixture.

Many patients prefer dental bridges as a cost-effective and less invasive dental solution to replace missing teeth. If you are unsure of the best solution for your missing teeth, our staff will do a full dental exam and discuss the options with you.

Types of Dental Bridges

 
There are different types of dental bridges designed to address various patient concerns. A bridge is customised to the patient according to oral health and the structural integrity of the teeth. The following are the types of bridges we use:

Traditional Bridge
A traditional bridge is a dental prosthetic using a crown that replaces a missing tooth and abutment teeth on each end. These are the most popular type of bridges and are commonly used to fill in the gap of a lost tooth between two other teeth.
Cantilever Bridge
This bridge is used to fill in the gap of a missing tooth that has only one tooth available to act as an abutment tooth.
Maryland Bridge
This cost-effective bridge uses “wings” to secure the bridge to anchor teeth. The wing replaces the need for abutments and is less invasive since there is no need to remove the enamel on the abutment teeth. However, it requires a strong foundation and may not be as durable as a traditional bridge.
Implant-Supported Bridge
These are the most popular patient dental solution to replace missing teeth. In this case, multiple implants are strategically placed in the mouth. Then a bridge is created that is secured to the implants. This saves you from jawbone deterioration, which also saves the shape of your face.

Benefits of Dental Bridges

Dental bridges can be designed for a number of situations and each will be created to suit the patient’s individual needs. The following are some benefits of dental bridges:
Improve chewing function
Improved speaking
Reduce the risk of tongue and cheek biting due to missing tooth
Restore your smile
Maintain facial shape
Prevent surrounding teeth from shifting out of place
Implant-supported bridges maintain jawbone structure

Caring for Your Dental Crown or Dental Bridge

After you receive your new prosthetic, it is important to properly care for it so it can last as long as possible. Most fixtures can last a lifetime with proper care, and don’t forget your surrounding teeth need to stay strong and healthy, as well. While you will receive individualised instructions on caring for your crown or bridge, the following are some general guidelines that most people will follow:
Brush your teeth at least twice each day for healthy teeth and gums
Floss according to your dentist’s or hygienist’s instructions
Rinse with any recommended mouthwash
Do not chew on hard objects or ice to prevent damage to your prosthetic and your other teeth
Keep up with regular 6-month dental checkups to prevent dental problems or for early intervention
If your new prosthetic feels different or off in any way, call our office immediately and schedule an appointment

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While we agree that you can’t put a price on good health (especially when it comes to your teeth), we understand the reality of family budgets. That’s why we offer flexible treatment options and family-affordable pricing. You might say the only thing average about Dental House is our prices.

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Our Happy Patient

Maurice B.

Great staff. Fong was very gentle, personable and skilled. They take the drama out of going to the dentist. I am happy to recommend Sunbury Dental House to anyone.

Maurice B.

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If you have damaged or missing teeth and would like to know what dental solution is best for you, call today and schedule an appointment with us. We will see if a dental crown or dental bridge is a solution and work with you to create the right treatment plan for you.

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