Dental Crowns are made from ceramic or zirconium to get the natural white colour. In some cases, a metal or metal alloy is fused with porcelain to improve the strength and durability while retaining its natural appeal.
The crown and bridge treatments are the solution to a range of oral issues. You can get tooth crowns if you are struggling with any of the following:
- Missing tooth
- Tooth is badly damaged or fractured
- Too much of decay that weakened the tooth
- Severely discoloured tooth
- As an anchor to a dental bridge when replacing a missing tooth
- After root canal treatment
- After insertion of a dental implant
If you have a missing tooth, one of the treatment options is a dental implant and a crown as a permanent solution to replace the missing tooth. Our dentists will fix an implant to your jawbone – in place of your missing tooth. Once the implant is fused with your jawbone, we will mount a dental crown to give permanent tooth replacement solution.
On the other hand, if you have had a root canal treatment or your tooth is cracked or has too many fillings our dentists will slightly trim or reshape the affected tooth and cover it with a matching crown. With the dental crown, your tooth is covered and reinforced.
Mostly, dental crowns are fixed through non-invasive procedures; however, implants need a surgical procedure.
A dental bridge replaces missing teeth with false teeth. The bridge consists of two crowns and a false tooth in-between, attached to the real teeth on either side of the gap left by the missing tooth. We recommend bridges made of the latest material zirconium. They are fixed in place and, for some people, are an alternative to dentures. Dental bridge is an excellent choice to restore a missing tooth but needs healthy neighbouring teeth for anchoring.
During the procedure, our dentists will take the impressions and measurements of the missing tooth and adjacent teeth to make a matching prosthetic at a dental lab. We will also shape the anchor teeth to make the bridge properly fitted.
When the bridge is made, we ask the patient to come and have it fitted in place; we check the occlusion and cement it to give the permanent results.
Why Dental Care St Kilda?
Our clinic for crown and bridge in Balaclava is the destination for a holistic range of dental services in St Kilda and suburbs. Our commitment to providing the superior treatment service experience has helped us to become the primary choice for quality care in inner south-east Melbourne area.
Learn what makes our services a great choice for our patients:
- Qualified, experienced team of dentist and care assistants
- State-of-the-art systems and tools
- A seamless healing environment
- Access to preferred provider networks – Medibank Private, BUPA, HCF, NIB, which guarantee affordable prices
- Friendly, professional service experience