Dental Crowns and Bridges
Dental crowns and bridges are popular solutions to restore damaged or missing teeth. Our custom-fitted dental bridges and crowns are made of the highest quality materials at local Australian laboratories.
Improving the appearance of the tooth and protecting it from further damage are just some of the benefits of dental bridges and crowns. If you have lost one or more teeth, whether due to disease or trauma, we can help you restore the look and function of a healthy set of teeth.
Dental bridges and dental crowns – what’s the difference?
Dental crowns, commonly known as caps, are full covers that go over a tooth or dental implant. They’re either ceramic (porcelain), metal (gold alloy) or a combination of both. Common reasons for getting dental crowns include having a tooth that’s badly decayed, fractured, has a large filling or is weak. Dental crowns are also a common treatment for teeth that have become weak as a result of root canal treatment.
A dental bridge is essentially multiple dental crowns in a row. If you’re completely missing a tooth, but have healthy teeth on either side of it, a dental bridge can fill the gap. The dental crowns on each end of the dental bridge are attached to the healthy teeth, keeping the crown in the middle in place.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are there any alternatives to crowns?
Onlays are like crowns in that they’re made in a dental lab of similar materials and are then cemented onto a tooth. Where they differ is that they’re much more conservative of the tooth structure. Where it’s possible, we’ll always try to use an onlay over a crown.
Are dental crowns noticeable?
Porcelain crowns are nearly indistinguishable from real teeth. When you get porcelain crowns put in, we’ll always match the colour to your other teeth for a natural look. Many people also decide to undergo teeth whitening when getting dental crowns. If this interests you, we can plan your entire treatment with you to get the smile of your dreams.
How long will it take to fit my crowns?
Getting dental crowns requires two appointments at our clinic. Between these appointments, your crown is prepared at a local dental lab. We can book in both appointments as soon as you decide on the treatment.
Are dental crowns safe?
Dental crowns have been around a long time, making them a very safe and reliable treatment option.
How much do dental crowns and bridges cost?
The cost of crowns and bridges will depend on each case, but we always inform you fully of the final price before starting any treatment. At Dentistry on George, we take pride in doing quality work and getting it right the first time. Crowns can easily last up to 20 years, twice as long as a filling, bringing down the cost over time.
What to expect when getting dental crowns or bridges
Getting your new dental crowns or bridges in place usually takes two visits to our Brisbane CBD clinic. We can book in both your appointments straight away, so you get your desired results sooner. Before beginning any treatment, our team will fully consult you on all options. We help you find the solution that matches your needs best, never recommending treatment that isn’t necessary.
On your first visit, the tooth needing a crown is prepared and an accurate impression is taken for the lab technician to make the crown. You will get a temporary crown made at the same visit. On your second visit, we’ll try the crown for fit, comfort, and aesthetics and then
cement it in. You’ll be under local anaesthetic for your comfort.
If you’re getting a porcelain crown, we’ll always match the colour to the rest of your teeth. Many people like to choose a lighter colour and get their natural teeth whitened at the same time. This is something we can include in your treatment plan from the start.
The Dentistry on George Difference
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Your comfort and health are our priority. Whether you’re coming in for a quick check-up or extensive treatment, our team goes above and beyond to create a relaxing and trusting environment. It’s our vision to make every dental experience a positive one!
We strive for excellence in both our dental care results and customer service. Our team takes the time to listen to your questions and worries, making sure you’re comfortable throughout your appointment. We want to see every client leave our clinic with a smile.