A dental crown is one of the most commonly used options in restorative dentistry. It serves to protect a decayed tooth from further damage by capping or crowning the whole tooth.
Perfect for its long-lasting durability, Castlemaine Smiles’ dental crowns are also engineered to look and feel like a natural tooth. With proper care and hygiene, a dental crown saves you time, money and inconvenience of losing the tooth since it can last a long time.
At Castlemaine Smiles, we can recreate your beautiful smile with durable dental crowns. Our skilled dentists can give you exactly what you need!
Benefits of getting a dental crown in Castlemaine Smiles include:
- Strengthening teeth-To cover and protect a tooth that has been weakened, usually due to decay or as a result of large fillings.
- Restoring teeth to their natural shape and size.
- Covering discoloured teeth.
- Attaching bridges.
- Holding a filling-To strengthen a tooth that previously had a large filling and has very little tooth structure left.
- Enhancing appearance-Dental crowns can cosmetically enhance your smile when done on your front teeth and can restore the size, shape and colour of your teeth.
What is a Dental bridge?
A dental bridge is used to replace multiple missing teeth, filling existing gaps between the patient’s remaining natural teeth.
A dental bridge is composed of a false tooth/teeth used to fill the space left by a lost tooth with two dental crowns on each end to support it. Natural teeth or implants support dental bridges.
It is a permanent solution and cannot be removed from the mouth. This ensures that you have perfect teeth in place without the fear of failure or difficulty in eating, which is very common in removable restorations.
Benefits of opting for a Dental Bridge in Castlemaine Smiles include:
- Fill the gaps left by missing teeth.
- Restore the ability to properly chew and speak.
- Maintain normal face structure.
- Distribute the forces in your bite properly.
- Prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position.
Different types of Dental Crowns and bridges
Dental crowns in Castlemaine can be made from various materials. The most common of these are porcelain, gold, and other metals. To arrive at the best type of dental crown for you, it is important to communicate with your dentist.
Porcelain crowns are often used in the front part of the mouth since they closely resemble natural teeth.
Gold crowns are strong and hard. They are often placed in the back of the mouth, as in the molars, since they are for chewing and grinding food.
Dental bridges in Castlemaine also come in different types according to their uses and position in the mouth. Your dentist will determine the proper type of bridge for you.
The traditional/conventional bridge is the most common. Cantilever bridges are used when there are adjacent teeth on only one side of the missing tooth or teeth. The Maryland bonded bridge is made of porcelain, porcelain fused to metal or plastic/composite materials.
Just like other dental procedures, even dental crowns and bridges need maintenance and care post-procedure. Here are a few tips to take care of your dental crowns and bridges from our dental experts.
- Floss carefully
- Avoid food and drinks that are too hot or too cold
- Avoid chewing anything that is too sticky or hard
- Make sure to go for follow-ups as per the dentist’s instructions
- Take painkillers only if the dentist prescribes
We, at Castlemaine Smiles Dentist, aim to provide you with high-quality care for all dental issues. Our range of dental services includes preventive dentistry, general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, and restorative dentistry. We also accept emergency dental cases for both children and adults.
We understand how stressful a dentist visit can be and hence see to it that all our patients feel comfortable at our clinic. Our children’s dentistry unit is well-experienced to deal with kids when it comes to making their dental visit a pleasant experience. All in all, we are your go-to family dentist for all dental woes.
Premium quality Crowns and Bridges at Castlemaine Smiles
Castlemaine Smiles provides strong, long-lasting, natural looking crowns and bridges. We take pride in our proven premium quality restorations. We take every precaution to assure you that you are getting the service that you need.
Come visit us today so we can discuss your path to a better smile.
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