Crowns and Bridges
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Crowns and Bridges

Crowns and bridges are prosthetic teeth that help protect, strengthen and restore decayed, damaged or missing teeth.

  • CROWNS AND BRIDGES, MOUNT LAWLEY

    A crown is a cap that sits over an existing tooth, while a bridge replaces one or more missing or extracted teeth in a row.

    • Crowns restore a decayed or broken tooth
    • Crowns strengthen and cover a tooth that has undergone root canal therapy
    • Crowns cover dental implants
    • Crowns cover a stained or misshapen tooth
    • Crowns strengthen anchoring teeth for a bridge
    • Bridges replace missing or extracted teeth
    • Bridges are a functional and aesthetic alterative to dentures when dental implants are not suitable.

    Contact our team at Mount Lawley Dental for more info or to book an appointment.

    CROWNS AND BRIDGES, MOUNT LAWLEY
  • Healthy Gums and Jawbone

    You may be a suitable candidate for a crown if your gums are healthy and free from disease, although even if you have gum disease, we can work with you to improve gum health before proceeding with a crown.

    If you have one or more missing teeth, a dental bridge may be a suitable option, so long as your jawbone is strong and healthy and neighbouring teeth on either side of the gap are healthy. Otherwise, dental implants may be a better option for increased strength, stability and longevity.

    • Healthy gums to hold a crown in place
    • Healthy anchoring teeth to hold a bridge in place
    • Healthy jawbone to support both crowns and a bridge
    Healthy Gums and Jawbone
  • Crown and Bridge Treatment

    With proper care, your crown or bridge can last between five and 15 years. The treatment process for placing a crown or a bridge spans across several visits and typically involves the following steps:

    •  Your dentist checks your medical history and examines your teeth and gums
    •  X-rays are taken
    •  The tooth is prepared and shaped for a crown
    •  Impressions are taken and sent to our local lab
    •  Provisional crown or partial denture is placed
    •  Final crown or bridge is cemented into place
    Crown and Bridge Treatment
  • Alternative Treatment Solutions

    If you’re looking to correct a discoloured, stained, cracked or chipped tooth, tooth bonding or veneers could be a good alternative.

    Partial dentures or a fixed implant bridge are alternative solutions for replacing extracted or missing teeth. Both have their advantages and disadvantages, so it’s worth booking a consultation to understand what’s appropriate for your needs.

    Find out if you’re a candidate for a crown or bridge, or if you might benefit from an alternative treatment, call (08) 9227 8777 or book online.

    Alternative Treatment Solutions

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We’d like to welcome you to Mount Lawley Dental with our no-gap* new patient offer (valued at $390).

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Frequently asked questions

Taking care of newly restored teeth is easy when you maintain a good oral hygiene routine and attend regular check-ups with the dentist. Prosthetic crowns and bridges need the same care as real teeth with the exception of watching foods that can stain or chip. Here’s a handy checklist to follow for looking after your crown or bridge:

  • Brush twice daily for two minutes
  • Floss once a day
  • Use a soft bristled toothbrush and fluoridated toothpaste
  • Keep regular check-ups with your dentist
  • Avoid smoking
  • Avoid food and drinks that can stain or chip teeth
  • Drink plenty of water

Crowns and bridges can be made of different materials depending on which tooth is being replaced and whether it sits at the front or back of the mouth. Back teeth need to be supported by strong material such as zirconia to endure chewing and biting forces, while front teeth require a material that blends in naturally, like porcelain does. Sometimes, porcelain is layered over zirconia for combined durability and aesthetics and can be used for front and back teeth. Acrylic or composite resin may also be temporarily used as part of the immediate implant placement process while the mouth is healing.

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