Crown and Bridges
Our custom dental crowns and bridges are made of durable porcelain. Each restoration is custom-matched to your surrounding teeth, allowing them to blend in with your natural smile. You’ll be able to take advantage of both durability and aesthetics, knowing each restoration is handcrafted for your unique bite.
What Is a Crown?
Crowns are protective restorations that slip over the top of your natural tooth, like a thimble slides onto your finger. It acts as a prosthesis that strengthens your tooth, holding the entire structure together.
A crown can be placed purely for strength or due to appearance, changing the shape and colour of the tooth (or a combination of both). We use a crown in instances where there is a large filling being replaced, severe decay or you have a crack running through your tooth.
What Are Bridges?
Bridges are restorations that replace a tooth (or teeth). We utilise crownwork to support a suspended crown across the gap caused by the missing tooth. Either end is anchored onto a healthy tooth or dental implant.
The ideal candidate for a bridge is someone who does not want to wear a partial denture or for some reason does not qualify for a dental implant. With a fixed bridge, you can enjoy improved appearance and strength of your bite without wearing an appliance that comes in and out.
What to Expect
Having a crown or bridge made is a very similar process, regardless of which one you are getting. Typically, we book you for two visits about two weeks apart.
During your first appointment, the teeth being crowned are numbed and prepped so that there’s room for a restoration to fit over them without changing your bite. Next, we’ll take an impression (which our lab uses to create your custom restoration) and then fit you with a temporary cap to minimise any discomfort.
When your permanent crown or bridge is ready, we’ll seat it over your teeth to ensure it fits properly and make any adjustments as needed. If everything looks right, we’ll use a permanent bonding agent to cement the restoration to your tooth/teeth.
Caring for Your New Crown or Bridge
It’s vital that you floss and brush around crown and bridgework each day. With a bridge, you will need a floss threader to reach underneath the suspended portion of your restoration. If flossing is difficult for you, a water flosser can be used instead of conventional floss.
MISSING OR BROKEN TOOTH TREATMENTS
Do you have a broken or missing tooth? Crowns and bridges Margaret River may be right for you. Contact us straightaway to get your smile back in shape!
* Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.