Dental Crowns and Bridges
Broken teeth and missing teeth can make it difficult to enjoy your favourite dishes and to eat or speak properly.
If chewing feels painful or you want to fill the gap in your smile, you can count on long-lasting, aesthetic restorations at Melville Family Dental. Our dentists are both gentle and experienced in placing all types of dental restorations using modern techniques and the finest, tooth-coloured materials.
Fixing a Broken Tooth
Broken or deeply decayed teeth require more stability than a dental filling can provide. Because dental crowns, also called caps, cover the entire tooth above the gumline, they reinforce a tooth to protect it from splitting or additional damage.
At Melville Family Dental, we offer both durable full gold restorations and natural-looking tooth coloured ceramic. The type of crown that your dentist recommends depends on your specific needs and your preferences. We will go over the benefits and limitations of each.
Using our intraoral camera, we can display an image of your tooth or teeth on our treatment room monitors. Seeing a picture helps patients make an informed choice.
Dental Crown Procedure
Dental crowns are customised to fit with your natural teeth perfectly and provide comfortable function. Because a dental crown fits over your natural tooth, your dentist will prepare your tooth in such a way that your crown does not look or feel bulky.
- Digital x-rays
- Tooth preparation
- Impressions of teeth and bite
- Shading and colour choice for ceramic crowns
- Temporary crown to protect the prepared tooth
We use a trusted local Australian dental lab to create your final restoration. Once it arrives in about two weeks, we will remove the temporary, bond your final crown in place and make any small adjustments to ensure proper occlusion (bite).
Dental Bridges to Complete Your Smile
Dental bridges replace missing teeth, using custom dental crowns on healthy adjacent teeth to hold an artificial tooth, filling the gap caused by extraction or tooth loss. Dental crowns come in a single unit made of aesthetic, tooth-coloured ceramic.
Ceramic bridges match your natural teeth in both shape and colour. Your dentist will meticulously design dental crowns to restore comfortable chewing and to add self-confidence to your appearance. Replacing a missing tooth is about more than aesthetics. By filling the gap in your smile, you are protecting your bite.
A space left by a missing tooth causes your natural teeth to lean toward the gap, causing exposed roots and misalignment.
Keeping your teeth and gums healthy will provide greater longevity for your dentistry.
- Brushing at least twice daily
- Flossing at least once daily
- Dental clean and check-up twice yearly
- Diagnostic x-rays
Bridges require some special care to prevent gum disease and decay developing beneath dental crowns. Tiny brushes and specially designed dental floss will make caring for your dental bridge convenient.
Broken Tooth? Missing Tooth?
Say goodbye to painful teeth and an embarrassing smile.
Restorative dentistry in our Melville dental clinic will give you back your oral health and self-confidence. Contact us to arrange a dental exam, and we will explain all of your options. Your smile means your dentistry is your choice to make. Our entire team is dedicated to helping you achieve your goals for your smile.