Crowns & Bridges

Crowns and Bridges at Dentists in Yamanto

In the heart of Yamanto, Queensland, our clinic, Dentists in Yamanto, stands as a beacon of modern dentistry, merging aesthetics with functionality. Two of the many services we are proud to offer our patients are dental crowns and bridges. These restorative treatments are designed not only to enhance the beauty of your smile but also to restore the practical aspects of healthy teeth.

Dental Crowns: The Protective Shield for Your Teeth

Understanding Dental Crowns

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” that is placed over a tooth to restore its shape, size, strength, and appearance. Once cemented into place, a crown fully encases the visible portion of the tooth.

When is a Dental Crown Necessary?

Dental crowns may be recommended for:
  • Protect a weak tooth from breaking or to hold together parts of a cracked tooth.
  • Restore an already broken tooth or a tooth that has been severely worn down.
  • Cover and support a tooth with a large filling when there’s not much of the tooth left.
  • Hold a dental bridge in place.
  • Cover misshaped or severely discoloured teeth.
  • Cover a dental implant.
  • Make a cosmetic modification for improved smile aesthetics.

Dental Bridges: Bridging the Gap in Your Smile

Understanding Dental Bridges

As the name suggests, a dental bridge “bridges” the gap created by one or more missing teeth. It consists of two or more crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap and a false tooth or teeth in between.

Benefits of Dental Bridges

  • Restore your smile and the ability to chew and speak properly.
  • Maintain the shape of your face, preventing sagging caused by missing teeth.
  • Distribute the forces in your bite properly by replacing missing teeth.
  • Prevent the remaining teeth from drifting out of position.

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The Procedure: What to Expect

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Dental Crowns

  1. Preparation
  2. During your first visit, the dentist will numb your tooth and the surrounding area. The tooth is then reshaped to make room for the crown. Once reshaped, an impression of the tooth is made to ensure a perfectly fitting crown.
  3. Fabrication
  4. This impression is sent to a dental lab, where your crown will be custom-made (usually from ceramic or porcelain). This process usually takes about 2–3 weeks.
  5. Placement
  6. On your second visit, the dentist will place the custom-made crown over the prepared tooth and cement it in place.

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Dental Bridges

  1. Preparation
  2. The abutment teeth are prepared by recontouring them to allow space for a crown to be placed over them. Impressions of the teeth are taken, which serve as a model for the bridge, pontic, and crowns to be created.
  3. Fabrication
  4. The bridge is crafted in a dental laboratory, a process that generally spans several weeks.
  5. Placement
  6. Once the custom-made bridge is ready, it is cemented onto the prepared teeth.

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Aftercare and Longevity

With proper care, dental crowns and bridges can last a lifetime. However, they do sometimes come loose or fall out. To ensure the longevity of your crown or bridge:

  • Practise good oral hygiene. Brushing and flossing daily are paramount.
  • Avoid hard foods, ice, or other hard objects.
  • Regularly visit Dentists in Yamanto for check-ups and cleanings.

Restore and Revitalise with Crowns and bridges.

If you find yourself battling with damaged or missing teeth, crowns and bridges might just be the solution you’ve been searching for. At Dentists in Yamanto, we’re passionate about restoring smiles, both in terms of appearance and function.

Entrust your oral health journey to us and witness firsthand the transformative power of modern dentistry. Whether it’s crowns, bridges, or any other dental need, our team is ready and eager to serve you. Book your consultation today and step into a future where your smile shines its brightest.

Materials Used

Both crowns and bridges can be made from various materials, including porcelain, ceramic, gold, and other metal alloys. Porcelain and ceramic bridges can be matched to the colour of your natural teeth, making them a popular choice for those looking for both function and aesthetic appeal.

our team

Experienced dentist

Michelle Wallace

Dental Specialist

Scarlett Johannson

Principal Specialist

Lee Ming

Orthodontist

Deluna Caprio

General Dentist

FAQ

Crowns and Bridges at Dentists in Yamanto

With proper care and maintenance, dental crowns and bridges can last anywhere from 10 to 15 years, and in some cases even longer. Regular checkups and maintaining good oral hygiene practises can prolong their lifespan.
Absolutely! At Dentists in Yamanto, we prioritise aesthetics alongside functionality. Especially when made from porcelain or ceramic, crowns and bridges can be matched to the natural colour of your teeth, ensuring a seamless appearance.
While the portion of the tooth covered by the crown is protected, the underlying tooth and gumline are still susceptible to decay and gum disease. This underscores the importance of regular dental hygiene and checkups.
The procedure for placing crowns or bridges is usually done under local anaesthesia, ensuring the area is numb and minimising discomfort. Any post-procedural pain or sensitivity is typically manageable with over-the-counter pain relievers.
Brush and floss daily, paying special attention to the area around the crown or bridge to prevent bacterial buildup. Regular dental checkups and cleanings are also essential. It’s advisable to avoid particularly hard or sticky foods that could damage the crown or bridge.
Yes, dental implants and partial dentures are alternative treatments for missing teeth. The best option depends on the individual’s oral health, preferences, and budget.
The “best” material often depends on the location of the tooth and individual preferences. Porcelain and ceramic are popular due to their natural appearance. Gold and metal alloys are strong and durable, making them suitable for back teeth. Your dentist will recommend the most appropriate material for your specific needs.
Typically, at least two appointments are required. The first visit involves preparing the tooth and taking impressions. The second visit, usually a few weeks later, is for placing the custom-made crown or bridge.
Yes, bridges can replace multiple adjacent missing teeth. The design of the bridge will depend on the number and location of the missing teeth, as well as the condition of the surrounding teeth.
If your crown becomes loose or your bridge falls out, it’s essential to contact a dentist in Yamanto immediately. Keep the crown or bridge in a safe place, and avoid trying to glue it back yourself. Your dentist will guide you on the best course of action.

For any additional questions or concerns related to dental crowns, bridges, or other dental treatments, don't hesitate to reach out to Dentists in Yamanto. We're here to ensure your smile remains as radiant and healthy as ever.

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