Castle hill Dental Crowns & Bridge Work
At All Cosmetic Dental, a dental crown or a dental bridge can help us fulfil our mission…. to save and strengthen teeth.
Crowns - When the tooth is severely damaged, decayed, or needs root canal therapy ,we use color-matching crowns that will restore function and beauty back to your smile. For crowns, we will use two appointments to prepare your tooth and then place the final crown with a temporary to protect you in- between visits.
What is a dental crown?
A crown (also known as a cap) is an artificial covering, which is fitted over an existing tooth. It is an ideal solution for restoring teeth to their original shape, strengthening a weak tooth, or improving a tooth’s cosmetic appearance.
It is our job to make your teeth look as natural as possible. We do this by matching the crown to the color and shape of your existing teeth.
What is a dental bridge?
A dental bridge is a restoration we use at All Cosmetic Dental to replace one or more missing teeth. The restoration uses dental crowns on either side of a gap to literally ‘bridge’ space where a tooth or teeth are missing.
It is a quick and effective alternative to dental implants and allows our patients to bite and chew again, and in many cases smile.
Your dentist may recommend a crown to:
Replace a large filling when there is not enough tooth remaining
Protect a weak tooth from fracturing
Restore a fractured tooth
Attach a bridge
Cover a dental implant
Cover a discoloured or poorly shaped tooth
Cover a tooth that has had root canal treatment.
What does getting a crown involve?
A crown procedure usually requires two appointments. Your first appointment will include taking several highly accurate molds (or impressions) that will be used to create your custom crown. A mold will also be used to create a temporary crown which will stay on your tooth for approximately two weeks until your new crown is fabricated by a dental laboratory.
While the tooth is numb, the dentist will prepare the tooth by removing any decay and shaping the surface to properly fit the crown. Once these details are accomplished, your temporary crown will be placed with temporary cement and your bite will be checked to ensure you are biting properly.
At your second appointment your temporary crown will be removed, the tooth will be cleaned, and your new crown will be carefully placed to ensure the spacing and bite are accurate.
You will be given care instructions and encouraged to have regular dental visits to check your new crown.