Dental Crowns & Bridges

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Dental crowns and bridges are common dental restorations to address tooth decay, gaps, fractures or discolouration. The permanent fixtures “cap” a damaged tooth or replace missing teeth, reinforcing the strength of your bite and the shine of your smile.

Pitt Street Dental Centre are highly experienced at providing custom made caps and bridges using industry leading methods and materials.

To inquire about dental crowns or bridges, contact our Sydney CBD dental clinic today.

 

What are dental crowns?

Dental crowns involve capping a tooth or dental implant, enclosing the tooth to provide strength and cosmetic enhancement.

There are four types of crowns:

  1. CEREC same-day restoration
  2. Porcelain outer surface with a metal base
  3. Pure porcelain or composite
  4. All metal, usually gold

 

Crowns are usually bonded to the tooth with a type of dental cement. Each available type differs in durability, strength, appearance and cost.

Your dentist will recommend the best solution based on your specific needs.

 

Bridges

A bridge replaces a missing tooth by joining an artificial tooth permanently to adjacent teeth or a dental implant. Bridges can be made from porcelain fused to metal, or sometimes only porcelain.

Our dentists may recommend a bridge if you are missing one or more teeth. Especially if you are at risk of gum disease or wish to replace a front tooth for aesthetic reasons, dental bridges provide a sustainable solution customised to match your existing teeth.

When would I need a dental crown?

We may recommend a dental crown to:

  • Repair a fractured tooth
  • Cover discolouration
  • Protect a weak or decayed tooth
  • Cover a tooth after a root canal
  • Strengthen loose teeth
  • Realign your bite
  • Cover a large filling
  • Repair teeth in cases of trauma
  • Attach a dental implant (bridge)

Or for any other reason that results in a full and even smile.

 

What happens during the procedure?

Dental crown procedures used to mean several visits but with advancements in crown technology we can now offer same-day CEREC crowns right here in our Sydney dental clinic.

3D scanning and rapid production methods allow us to take an accurate scan of the tooth to be capped and create a high quality, durable crown in just a few hours. For same day dental crown appointments in the heart of Sydney, contact Pitt Street Dental Centre for available appointments.

CEREC vs traditional crowns

Advantages

Crown

CEREC Restoration

Treatment Time        

2 visits

1 visit

Investment

More expensive

Less expensive

Exact match to existing teeth

Yes

Close match

Lifespan

10-12 years

5-8 years

As strong as natural teeth

Yes

Yes

 

What do I do after the dental crown procedure?

Once we file the dental crown to ensure an even bite, you are ready to enjoy your newfound confidence with a full mouth of pearly whites.

With the same care and attention you give all your teeth, a crown should last 5-8 more years or more without issue. It’s important to remember a dental crown doesn’t protect the underlying tooth from gum disease or decay, so good oral hygiene is important.

Your dentist will explain in more detail how to care for your new crown after the procedure.

 

Are there any alternatives?

Your dentist may recommend a dental crown or alternative treatment depending on your specific requirements. Here are some of the common dental crown alternatives:

Dental problem

Alternative

Missing tooth

Dental bridge

Discolouration

Veneers or Zoom Teeth Whitening

Tooth decay

Fillings or inlays

Fractured tooth

Dental bonding

Cracked tooth

Dental bonding

 

Pitt Street Dental Centre have helped thousands of clients regain a full, confident smile and eliminate discomfort using dental crowns and bridges.

To enquire about same-day dental crowns or book an appointment you can contact us through the website.

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*Disclaimer: Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

 

 

**T&Cs of your procedure will be provided to you during your consultation. For more information, please call our office on (02) 9223 4767