Crowns and bridges are an effective way to restore one or a number of damaged or decayed teeth.
In case of accidents when one is unfortunate enough to be hit face-first, loss of teeth can be a common outcome. Apart from accidents, decay also plays a major part in causing loss of teeth that is prominent and extremely visible. While some make do with a few missing teeth, those younger and in the habit of socially interacting with people, whether for work or otherwise, can be negatively affected.
Dental bridges, at our clinic in Ashwood, are an alternative to implants for replacing missing teeth. Whether it’s the result of a tooth extraction or other causes, a missing tooth or teeth can impact on bite and chew function. This can also affect smile confidence and even lead to more serious concerns as remaining teeth move and gums are affected. Another vital impact of missing teeth is the change in the shape of the face. This happens due to the adjacent teeth moving within the gap left behind by the lost tooth, which in turn causes the adjacent teeth to become crooked, worsening the problem.
A dental bridge can be a solution to missing teeth. In terms of aesthetics, comfort and overall health and wellbeing, they are a good solution too.
Dental bridges are bonded permanently to adjacent teeth. They are supported by crowns secured to teeth on either side of the gap. Dental bridges look, feel and function like natural teeth and prevent teeth on either side of the gap from moving. Bridges can be made from both precious and non-precious metal, as well as porcelain.
If we prescribe a dental bridge for you, we will present options, advising of the implications of each, including financial. While dental bridges are an investment, we provide in-house and other dental finance options which can help you access the treatment you need, when you need it.
Teeth can often get discoloured or chipped over time due to certain habits. While it may not be painful, it can significantly affect one’s confidence and make them conscious during social interactions.
Dental crowns are a restorative dental treatment used to repair and protect teeth which have suffered the impacts of breakage, wear, or decay. They can even be used for teeth which have already been restored but need further restoration.
Helping to improve aesthetic appearance, dental crowns can enhance the way damaged or discoloured teeth look. They are frequently used to protect teeth that have received root canal therapy.
Dental crowns involve the filing of existing teeth that the crown is to be placed on to ensure there is enough space for the crown atop the tooth. The impression of the existing, reshaped tooth is taken to create a crown that is compatible with your bite and does not cause any discomfort.The crown created is then cemented in place.
Dickson Street Dental has a commitment to sourcing and using only industry leading technology and materials. Our approach to dental crowns is no different. We use advanced materials which allow us to create crowns – in conjunction with our laboratory partners – that have the appearance and translucency of real teeth.
If you’ve ever thought about replacing a missing or broken tooth, there is really no reason to wait. With dental finance options available for dental crowns at our Ashwood clinic, we can work with you to restore your teeth and your confidence.