In the term Crowns and Bridges, A crown (or cap) is a covering that encases the entire tooth surface restoring it to its original shape and size. A crown protects and strengthens tooth structure that cannot be restored with dental fillings or other types of restorations.
Although there are several types of crowns, porcelain (tooth-coloured) crowns are the most popular. They are highly durable and will last many years, but like most dental restorations, they may eventually need to be replaced. Porcelain crowns are made to match the shape, size, and color of your teeth giving you a natural, long-lasting beautiful smile.
A crown procedure usually requires two appointments. Your first appointment will include taking several highly accurate molds (or impressions) that will be used to create your custom crown. A mold will also be used to create a temporary crown which will stay on your tooth for approximately two weeks until your new crown is fabricated by a dental laboratory.
While the tooth is numb, the dentist in Nambour will prepare the tooth by removing any decay and shaping the surface to properly fit the crown. Once these details are accomplished, your temporary crown will be placed with temporary cement and your bite will be checked to ensure you are biting properly.
At your second appointment your temporary crown will be removed, the tooth will be cleaned, and your new crown will be carefully placed to ensure the spacing and bite are accurate.
You will be given care instructions and encouraged to have regular dental visits (for both crowns and bridges) to monitor your new crown.
A dental bridge is a fixed (non-removable) appliance and is an excellent way to replace missing teeth.
There are several types of bridges. You and your Nambour dentist will discuss the best options for your particular case. The “traditional bridge” is the most popular type and is usually made of porcelain fused to metal. Porcelain fixed bridges are most popular because they resemble your natural teeth. This type of bridge consists to two crowns that go over two anchoring teeth (abutment teeth) and are attached to pontics (artificial teeth), filling the gap created by one or more missing teeth.
Dental bridges are highly durable and will last many years, however they may need replacement or need to be re-cemented due to normal wear and tear.
Getting a bridge usually requires two or more visits. While the teeth are numb, the two anchoring teeth are prepared by removing a portion of enamel to allow for a crown. Next, a highly accurate impression (mold) is made which will be sent to a dental laboratory where the bridge will be fabricated. In addition, a temporary bridge will be made and worn for several weeks until your next appointment.
At the second visit, you dentist in Nambour you permanent bridge will be carefully checked, adjusted, and cemented to achieve a proper fit. Occasionally, your dentist may only temporarily cement the bridge, allowing your teeth and tissue time to get used to the new bridge. The new bridge will be permanently cemented at a later time.
You will receive care instructions at the conclusion of your dental bridge treatment. Proper brushing, flossing, and regular dental visits will aid in the longevity of your new permanent bridge or all kinds of “dental crowns and bridges”.
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Anywhere from 5-15 years.
With regular dental visits and optimal oral habits, you can make them last a while. Crowns are not eternal so you will need to replace them eventually in the future.
The cost of dental crowns starts at $1000 but the overall price is dependent on your situation. At Smiles Nambour, we are upfront with our costs, and we ensure the treatment only begins once the cost has been finalised.
Consultation with an experienced dentist in Nambour is the best way to find out.
Dental crowns are a prosthetic attachment that covers a weaker tooth. It prevents the tooth from further decay and removes the pain that would otherwise be felt.
A removable attachment, bridges replace one or multiple missing teeth. The two adjacent natural teeth are covered by crowns. The shape, size, and color of the bridge are designed to look natural so you can show off that smile without worry.