Crowns and Bridges
Restore Your Smile with Durable Crowns and Bridges
Crowns and Bridges Albury
Unlike removable appliances, which you can take out and clean every day, crowns and bridges are fixed onto teeth.
How do Crowns Work?
Crowns “cap” a damaged tooth. Aside from strengthening a damaged tooth, crowns are used to enhance their appearance, shape or alignment.
A crown can also be placed on top of a dental implant to provide a tooth-like shape and structure for full function.
Your Albury dentist may recommend a crown to:
- Replace large fillings when there is not enough tooth structure left
- Protect a weakened tooth from breakage
- Restore a broken tooth
- Attach a bridge
- Cover a dental implant
- Cover a discoloured or poorly shaped tooth
- Cover tooth that has undergone root canal treatment
How do Bridges Work?
A bridge may be recommended by your Albury dentist if you’re missing one or more teeth. The gap left by missing teeth may cause your remaining teeth to turn or shift out of place, which can lead to a bad bite.
The imbalance can also result in gum (periodontal) disease, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders and other problems. Bridges are used to replace one or more missing teeth. They fill the space where the teeth are missing.
Bridges are bonded to the natural teeth or dental implants surrounding the empty space. The teeth, called abutments, serve as anchors for the bridge.
A replacement tooth called a pontic is secured to the crowns that cap the abutments.
Your Albury dentist can help you decide which restoration to use based on the location of the missing tooth/teeth, its function, aesthetic preferences and cost.
Porcelain or ceramic bridges can be colour-matched to your natural teeth.
How are Crowns and Bridges Made?
Before either a crown or a bridge is made, the tooth/teeth must be reduced in size so that they can fit over it properly. After reducing the tooth/teeth, your Albury dentist will take impressions to provide an exact mould for the crown or bridge.
If porcelain is to be used, your Albury dentist will determine the correct shade for the crown or bridge to colour-match your natural teeth. Using the impression, a dental lab makes your crown or bridge in the material your Albury dentist specifies.
A temporary crown or bridge will be attached to cover the prepared tooth while the permanent crown/bridge is being made in the dental lab. When the permanent crown/bridge is ready, the temporary crown/bridge is removed, and the new restoration is cemented over your prepared tooth or teeth.
Crowns and Bridges in Albury
Finding your perfect smile shouldn’t be difficult.
There are several different types of dental restorations out there for you to choose from, including crowns and bridges.
We are located at 525 Wilson St in Albury.