Crowns and Bridges
Crowns are a form of dental restoration that may be used for a number of different reasons. Also known as “tooth caps” or “dental caps,” crowns completely cover the tooth above the gum line. It is normally done to restore the shape of and/or strengthen a tooth, or cover a dental implant. It may also be used for cosmetic reasons.
Reasons your tooth may be compromised and require a crown include:
- Dental injury resulting in a cracked or chipped tooth
- Cosmetic imperfections of a tooth
- A tooth that has undergone root canal therapy
- A tooth that has been weakened due to decay, clenching or grinding
A dental crown may also be used to cover a discoloured tooth, provided that it is determined to be the best option. A crown can be made from several materials: metal, porcelain, ceramic, resin or a combination of these. Our dentists will discuss these options with you in order to help you decide which type is best for you based on several factors that include longevity, appearance and cost.
– Our crowns are $980 per tooth.
Crowns can restore the function of your teeth and return confidence to your smile!
Dental bridges are multiple crowns joined together; they may be used when a person is missing one or more teeth. They are used to “bridge” the gap and replace the missing teeth in order to prevent problems that may arise from having a gap. Bridges are cemented to the natural teeth or implants surrounding the empty space. These teeth, called abutments, serve as anchors for the bridge. A replacement tooth, called a pontic, is attached to the crowns that cover the abutments. As with crowns, you have a choice of materials for bridges. Your dentist can help you decide which to use. For a potential alternative to a bridge, click here to learn about tooth implants.
Crowns and bridges must be created and moulded uniquely for each person and each tooth. At City Smiles all crowns are made at Andent – one of the largest dental laboratories in Australia. Andent is an Australian owned family business equipped with the latest technology, providing excellent standards in serving the dental industry for over 80 years. Andent is conveniently located at 20 Collins St in Melbourne, this allows us to communicate closely with the technicians to ensure that all of our crowns fit and look great.
Taking good care of your oral health will make your crowns and bridges long term restorations. Regular dental check-up visits with City Smiles in Melbourne will also maintain the longevity of your crowns and bridges.