As you get older, your teeth will increasingly require dental restorations to maintain a high level of oral hygiene. Crowns and Bridges are dental restorations options which are available to consider.
Crowns are a type of restoration which completely cap or encircle a tooth or dental implant. A Crown is often needed when a large cavity is threatening the ongoing health of the tooth and they are used to improve the strength, form, function and appearance of a tooth.
At Tullamarine Complete Dental, our professional team will advise you on the best option to restore your tooth. There are a variety of materials which can be used to make Crowns, such as Porcelain or Metal, each having a set of pros and cons. We’ll help you to reach a decision that is both affordable and will ensure the restoration lasts for as long as possible.
The most common method used to crown a tooth involves taking a dental impression. This impression can be used to fabricate the crown which can then be inserted at a subsequent appointment. This indirect method of tooth restoration will require the use of stronger restorative materials that would not be possible to complete inside the mouth.
A bridge is several crowns joined together to replace a missing tooth where the teeth adjacent to the space would benefit from the protection of crowns.