Crowns and Bridges

Restore Your Smile with Durable Crowns and Bridges

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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.

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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.

Give us a call on (02) 6021 4171 for more information. Request your appointment online.

We are located at 525 Wilson St in Albury.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will people be able to tell if I have a dental crown or bridge on my teeth?
Modern crowns and bridges from Kreativ Dental Albury are made of natural-looking materials that make them virtually indistinguishable from your natural teeth.
How long do crowns and bridges last?
On average, fixed restorations lasts 7-15 years. This time can be reduced if you do not clean the teeth properly and allow gum disease or dental decay to affect the teeth. Also, trauma can damage restorations in the same way it damages natural teeth.
Who is a good candidate for crowns and bridges?
Since they are only artificial coverings, the inner parts of the tooth have to be healthy to support it. Your Albury dentist must examine the insides of the tooth using X-rays to confirm that the tooth is healthy enough for crowns and bridges. Patients who have root canal treatment are also candidates for crowns and bridges.