Dental crowns and bridges are valuable tools in our dentists’ restorative dental treatment arsenal.
Instead of simply extracting a damaged tooth, crowns effectively protect your natural tooth from further harm while giving the look of a brand new, healthy tooth. Bridges are a great way to fill in any gaps caused from missing teeth and regain your full smile.
Crowns and bridges have several benefits when fitted correctly. Firstly, you can chew food and talk effectively again as the tooth shape and strength are restored. Secondly, the natural tooth is fully protected from damage, and thirdly, the crowns and bridges can be made to match your tooth’s natural colour, so your restoration is discreet and aesthetically pleasing. With our expert Sydney Rainbow Dental Practice team, creating a new and healthy smile is what we’re all about.
What are crowns and bridges used for?
There are many reasons why our dentists will recommend a crown or bridge, including:
Colour matching your crowns and bridges
With today’s modern porcelain crowns and bridges, we are able to create a fitting to match your natural tooth’s colour. Porcelain is effective at mimicking the translucency of enamel too. Not only does this mean that your crown acts just like a normal tooth, it also seamlessly blends into your smile for that perfect finish.
How long does it take to fit a crown or bridge?
At your first appointment we’ll thoroughly assess your teeth and formulate a treatment plan. We’ll then take a mouth impression to get the exact specifications of the teeth needing a crown or bridge. The impression will be sent to our laboratory for construction. During this time, a temporary crown can be fitted to protect your tooth from further damage.
Crowns and bridges can take a few weeks to custom-create. Once they have arrived back in our Practice, your next appointment will be scheduled. The temporary crown will be removed and your new, shiny crown or bridge will be permanently bonded to your tooth.