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Crowns and Bridges at Essential Care Dental

Restoring damaged or broken teeth sometimes extend beyond the need for a small filling. In instances where a tooth has suffered from severe trauma, decay or has to be removed, custom dental crowns and bridges from Essential Care Dental can help to fill in what the damage has left behind.

What Are Crowns?

Illustration of dental crownInstead of going inside of a tooth to fill in a cavity, crowns go over and around the damaged structure that’s left behind. Some people call them “caps” because of how they slip on top of the prepared tooth.

Getting a crown is usually a two-visit process. After the compromised portions of the tooth are removed, and the remaining structure is prepped, we take an impression for our lab to create a matched, and custom-fitted restoration that rests over it. You’ll wear a temporary crown for about two weeks, and then the permanent, handmade restoration will be bonded into place.

Illustration of dental bridgeWhen to Get a Bridge

Bridges look like 3-4 crowns that are attached side by side. They’re used to fill in the gaps left behind when a tooth is extracted or missing. Each end of the bridge is attached on top of a healthy tooth or implant, suspending the restoration inside of the mouth.

Which One Is Right for You?

Before getting a crown or bridge, we’ll need to take an X-ray of the tooth or supporting teeth to evaluate their health and extent of the damage. Alternatives like dental implants may also want to be considered. During your evaluation, we’ll discuss the advantages of each and how they pertain to your smile so that you’ll have the information necessary to decide what’s best for you.

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Dental Crowns and Bridges Graceville, Sherwood, Oxley, Chelmer QLD | (07) 3333 2011