Dental Crowns & Bridges Geelong
Crowns and dental bridges are simple dental procedures involving no surgery, with the need for only two or three visits to your Geelong dentist to complete the procedure.
Dental crowns have a number of benefits. They can protect a tooth that has been weakened by decay and stop it from breaking or suffering from further cracking. Teeth crowns can also hold a dental bridge in place or improve the shape and colour of a damaged or severely discoloured tooth.
Crowns are made from a variety of materials including stainless steel, metals, porcelain and resin. Stainless steel is used primarily for children’s dental procedures, or where a temporary crown is needed. Metals such as gold alloy or nickel are strong and last a long time, however their colour makes them a better choice where teeth are out-of-sight, such as molars. Porcelain crowns are the most common crown type as they offer a natural colour match. While not as strong as a metal crown, they are the best option for front teeth.
Our dentists can make a temporary crown here in our Geelong dental clinic. Permanent dental crowns such as porcelain crowns are made in a dental laboratory and a number of visits are needed to our dental clinic to make an impression and then shape and fit your permanent crown.
A dental bridge is a stable and less expensive option for replacing missing or extracted teeth when compared with other dental procedures such as dental implants. A dental bridge is basically a bridge that fills a gap created by a missing tooth or teeth. They are usually made of porcelain with is then bonded to a metal.
There are good reasons why missing or extracted teeth need to be replaced and most of us want a healthy and bright smile as our appearance is important to us. Missing teeth also cause a strain on the teeth on either side of a gap, which in turn affects the health of those remaining teeth, as well as your bite. A dental bridge is an ideal option where there are just a few teeth to replace or teeth are missing from one side of the mouth, although it is important to know that to have a dental bridge you first need to have good bone support and strong teeth.
As your cosmetic dentist in Geelong, we will advise and guide you on the best option for you and your particular situation. If you have questions or concerns, we are only too happy to discuss these with you so you are comfortable with any procedure or treatment that needs to be carried out.