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Dental Crowns & Bridges in Perth
what are dental crowns and bridges?
Dental Crown: A dental crown is a cap that fits over an existing tooth to restore its shape, size, strength, and appearance. They can be made of various materials like porcelain, ceramic, gold or metal alloys.
Dental crowns are custom-made to fit over the damaged tooth and are designed to look and function like a natural tooth. Dental crowns are often recommended after a root canal procedure, to cover a dental implant, or to secure a dental bridge in place.
Dental Bridge: Dental bridges are used to replace missing teeth by anchoring a dental crown on each side of the gap left by the missing tooth. Dental bridges can help to restore the function and appearance of your smile, while also preventing the remaining teeth from shifting out of position.
The benefits of dental bridge
Dental bridges can offer several benefits for patients with missing teeth, including:
Restoring function: Bridges can restore the ability to chew and speak properly, which may have been compromised by missing teeth.
Improving appearance: Bridges can fill in gaps between teeth, improving the appearance of the smile and helping to boost self-confidence.
Maintaining facial structure: Missing teeth can cause the face to sag or change shape, which can be prevented or minimized by a bridge.
Preventing remaining teeth from shifting: When a tooth is missing, nearby teeth may shift to fill the gap, leading to bite problems and misaligned teeth. Bridges can prevent this from happening.
Long-lasting: Bridges can last for many years with proper care and maintenance.
It is important to note that the success of a dental bridge also depends on factors such as the patient’s oral hygiene habits and the condition of the remaining teeth and gums. Our Dentists can help determine if a dental bridge is the right option for you based on your needs and circumstances.
How to care for dental crowns and bridges?
Proper care and maintenance of dental crowns and bridges are essential to ensure their longevity and effectiveness. The following tips to care for your dental crowns and bridges:
Brush and floss regularly: It’s crucial to maintain good oral hygiene by brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing at least once daily, especially around the crown or bridge area.
Use a soft-bristled toothbrush: A soft-bristled toothbrush will help prevent damage to the crown or bridge and the surrounding gums.
Avoid hard, sticky, or chewy foods: These types of foods can damage or dislodge your crown or bridge, so it’s best to avoid them.
Wear a mouthguard while playing sports: If you play sports or engage in any activity that may cause an impact to your mouth, wearing a mouthguard can help protect your crown or bridge.
Visit your dentist regularly: Regular dental check-ups are crucial to ensure the crown or bridge is in good condition and to identify any potential issues.
By following these tips and maintaining good oral hygiene, you can help ensure the longevity and effectiveness of your dental crowns and bridges. If you have any questions or concerns about your dental crowns and bridges, don’t hesitate to contact our practice and consult with our dentist.
Our Promise to You
At Connolly Dental, we understand that a healthy and beautiful smile can boost your confidence and self-esteem. That’s why we offer high-quality dental crowns and bridges that can restore your damaged or missing teeth, and enhance your smile. Our experienced dentists use state-of-the-art digital technology to create a customised treatment plan that fits your unique needs and goals.
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what are other alternatives for dental bridges?
There are several alternatives to dental bridges that can be considered based on individual needs and circumstances.
One option is a dental implant, which involves placing a metal post into the jawbone to support a replacement tooth. This can be a good choice for patients who want a long-term solution that is more independent of adjacent teeth and has a natural look and feel.
Another option is a partial denture, which is a removable appliance that replaces one or more missing teeth. This can be a good choice for patients who are not good candidates for dental implants or who prefer a less invasive and more affordable option.
cost of dental crown and Bridge
The cost of a dental crown in Perth can vary depending on various factors such as the type of crown, the materials used, and the dentist’s experience.
However, it’s best to consult with our dental professional to get an accurate estimate of the cost of a dental crown for your specific situation. We offer payment plans or financing options to help make the cost of dental crowns more manageable.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes. Once a dental bridge is placed, it becomes a permanent part of your mouth. The bridge will need to be replaced eventually due to normal wear and tear, but it can last for up to 15 years with proper care.
No. At Connolly Dental, dental crowns are usually pain-free due to our use of the latest dental techniques and technology.
CEREC stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics and is a dental technology that allows us to create dental crowns, veneers, inlays, onlays and bridges in one appointment using 3D imaging and computer-aided design. This means that your dental crown can be completed quickly and without any messy impressions or temporary restorations.
A dental bridge can replace one or more missing teeth in a row, depending on the patient’s needs. The number of teeth on a bridge can vary from case to case, and it’s important to consult with a dentist to determine the best treatment plan. Typically, a dental bridge can replace up to three missing teeth in a row, but in some cases, longer bridges can be used to replace more teeth. Ultimately, the number of teeth on a bridge will depend on factors such as the patient’s oral health, the location of the missing teeth, and their personal preferences.
Patients who have gingivitis, periodontal disease, or other oral infections are not suitable candidates for dental bridges. Using a dental bridge may cause bruising and damage to the gum tissue during the adjustment period. It is recommended to receive treatment for any pre-existing dental issues before considering a dental bridge.
Cosmetic dentistry can fix a number of problems, including
- Missing teeth
- Crooked teeth
- Discoloured or stained teeth
- White spots
- Misshapen, damaged or decayed teeth
- Teeth that appear too small for the individual’s liking
- Teeth that break or chip easily
Many patients who have undergone cosmetic dental treatment report the following benefits:
- More self-confidence
- Socialising is more enjoyable because you feel better about your appearance
- Improved dental hygiene, which prevents cavities and gum disease
- No more discomfort when eating
- Dental implants, bridges or dentures
- Fewer headaches
- Look younger!
- Bite correction
- Long-lasting, natural results
- Procedures are minimally invasive, so recovery time is usually quick
There are many different options for those looking to improve the appearance of their smile:
- Stain removal
- White composite fillings or porcelain inlays
- Invisalign (straightens teeth)
- Dental implants, bridges or dentures
- Tooth whitening
- Dental crowns
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