Crowns and bridges are artificial teeth that are cemented onto existing teeth or implants to replace missing teeth. Crowns, more commonly known as “caps”, are used most commonly to cover a damaged tooth or an implant. Bridges are commonly used to replace one or more teeth by anchoring on the neighbouring teeth.
Crowns and bridges may be made of metal such as gold and alloys, porcelain, zirconia or a combination of them. Dentistry has shifted tremendously from metal based to more cosmetically oriented solutions, such as metal-free crowns made of porcelain and zirconia. These crowns typically give more realistic cosmetic results without the darkish shade or black lines visible at the gumline with metal-based crowns.
Crowns are often recommended by dentists to treat teeth with large fillings, cracks, or teeth that have had root canal treatments. As they are very strong, crowns work well to protect and extend the lifespan of otherwise weakened teeth. Since crowns do not change colour over time, they are also considered as a permanent cosmetic option, allowing people to alter the shape and colour of their teeth. Depending on the conditions of the existing teeth underneath, crowns and bridges typically last up to 15 years. The alternatives to crown is onlay/inlay, which partially covers your teeth.
Typical crowns and bridges are done over two visits:
Our dentists are known for their attention to details, and strive to deliver the best clinical results in every clinical case. We work with Australian based dental labs in creating your solutions, ensuring a high level of quality control in every product we receive.
With Lakes Boulevard Dental, your smile is restored with crowns and bridges that are so close to natural that most people can’t tell the difference. Get in touch and make an appointment today and we will be glad to help you on your way to a bright, more confident smile.