Crowns and Bridges
Here at Refresh Dental Spa in Brisbane we provide porcelain crowns as a permanent solution to severely damaged, decayed, weakened or aesthetically displeasing teeth. This can be due to:
- Large fillings
- Ageing (including chips and cracks)
- Worn enamel and tooth structure (due to grinding/bruxism)
- Misaligned Bite
- Poor Oral Hygiene
- Root Canal Therapy
A Crown (or a cap) is a tooth like covering that is placed over a carefully prepared existing tooth. The prosthetic fixture will help to strengthen, protect and improve the appearance of a damaged tooth. Here at Refresh Dental Spa we used advanced procedures which mean that you don’t have to wait two weeks for your crown.
A bridge is a device that is secured to surrounding teeth via crowns, and can be used to replace one or more missing teeth. This treatment will restore lost teeth, support remaining teeth and help keep teeth in proper position and alignment. This treatment is ideal for patients who:
- Are missing one tooth with two existing teeth next to the missing tooth hole
- Do not wish to receive a dental implant
- Have one or more missing teeth in the one area of the mouth
It is important to note that bridges are only a viable treatment option if there are some surrounding natural teeth that remain. If you do not have existing teeth next to the void left by a missing tooth then a dental implant may be used as either a support for a bridge, or as the singular replacement option. A dental implant supported bridge may be recommended if you have multiple missing teeth in the one area.
Crown and Bridge Construction
In order to create a crown or bridge that will be specifically made for your teeth, a mould or cast must be taken so that the tooth coloured crown will fit cohesively with your existing teeth structures. This will involve the use of a special dental putty which will be pressed against your teeth. This can then be used in a laboratory to create your prosthetic restorations. This is the best way to create custom restorations that fit seamlessly with your natural teeth. In the event that a bridge is replacing a missing tooth, a realistic prosthetic tooth will be created.
After your crown or bridge has been created you will be required to visit your dentist at Refresh Dental Spa so that it can be secured. This will involve the use of a special bonding material that will ensure your restoration will last for as long as possible.
If you think you may require a crown or a bridge please visit Refresh Dental Spa in Brisbane, which is conveniently located on Queen Street.