Crowns and Bridges – Rochedale Smiles, your dentist in south Brisbane
Dental crowns are the strongest restoration possible for teeth. They are sometimes the only effective long-term treatment option for severely broken, cracked or decayed teeth.
The tooth is prepared to allow the crown to completely cover and encircle the tooth. This provides the maximum retention and resistance to occlussal (biting) forces. Crowns are made from different materials, all of which are stronger than dental fillings.
- Gold alloy
- All Ceramic
- Ceramic fused to metal
Each of these materials has their own strengths and weaknesses, and depending on your individual needs the best crown can be chosen for you.
Dental bridges can help replace a missing tooth by utilizing the neighbouring two teeth as anchors. This can be used as an alternative treatment to a dental implant.
A dental bridge is usually made of two crowns for the anchoring teeth and a false tooth in between.
Crowns and bridges will take at least two appointments. The first appointment involves preparing the tooth and impressions of it sent to a dental laboratory. After which, the crown will be cemented to your tooth at the second appointment.
Crowns are also the ideal restoration following root canal treatment. They provide the best seal against bacteria re-infecting a tooth and also strengthen the tooth following significant removal of tooth structure during root canal treatment.