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A Little Bit About Dental Crowns And Bridges

Assuming you have a couple of missing teeth you might have a dental specialist suggest artificial replacements so that you can keep a natural-looking smile.

While it is sometimes more straightforward to utilize removable choices like dentures that are simpler to clean, you may regularly need to deal with them moving and dropping out, which thus gives the need for dental crowns.


What Is A Dental Crown?

Dental crowns are covers used to safeguard, cover, and reestablish the shape, size, appearance, and strength of harmed or decayed teeth and on occasion set in dental implants to restore missing teeth. The crowns can be formed from various materials like ceramic, metal, gold, and porcelain. Crowns don’t usually need specific care, just ordinary dental hygiene habits.

Reasons A Dental Crown May Be Needed

Reasons A Dental Crown May Be Needed

A dental crown is a solution for certain teeth issues and supporting tooth strength, well known among dentists. It can likewise be utilized to fix together with a fracture or reinforce a tooth that has a big dental filling and not much tooth structure remaining.

Dental crowns are suggested for those individuals whose teeth have deteriorated because of extensive decay that might have been too big to simply fill. You might possibly need a crown if you have a missing tooth and require a dental bridge or implant as it assists with keeping the tooth in place and replacing missing ones.


It is additionally the most reasonable choice when the tooth is seriously debilitated, broken, or worn out. The technique is effective at safeguarding weak teeth, particularly when teeth are broken or cracked.

Dental crowns fill the role of supporting weak teeth as well as cracked teeth. It can likewise be utilized for a firm that cracks and if a tooth has a large dental filling with little tooth structure remaining.

Dental Crowns can likewise be effective in holding a dental bridge set up. The crown can also be utilized to further develop the appearance of teeth by covering dental implants, seriously discoloured or deformed teeth. Crowns are also used to protect and strengthen teeth that have been root canal treated.

What Procedure Can I Expect For A Dental Bridge Or Crown

What Procedure Can I Expect For A Dental Bridge Or Crown?

The process of installing a dental bridge or crown mainly depends on whether you require a same-day treatment or a multi-day treatment. The most commonly done treatment is an original multi-day procedure, this typically requires a minimum of two appointments to complete the treatment.

To start with the dentist will first examine your teeth for the level of damage and discuss any options and further requirements like fillings or x-rays needed (if not already done prior to consultation).

Then being the procedure, your dentist will use a local anesthetic to numb the tooth to be prepped. Your tooth is then adjusted to slightly remove the outer layer of the tooth, created a smaller version of your tooth for the crown to anchor to.


Once prepped, your dentist will take a series of either traditional or scan/digital impressions of the newly prepped tooth and surrounding teeth.

The impressions taken are then either sent away or emailed to a lab that will manufacture the crown or bridge specifically for your mouth, this can take up to a few weeks to finish. Whilst waiting for the permanent crown or bridge to be fabricated, your dentist will temporarily cement a temporary crown or bridge made in our clinic for you, so you may go on as usual.

When your final crown or bridge is received from the lab, you will attend the prebooked appointment for this permanent crown or bridge to be cemented and adjusted if necessary. 

Are There Any Complications Involved?

There are very few complications that could come from having a crown or bridge placed, such as an allergic reaction to the crown or bridge or experiencing some tooth sensitivity. However, crowns and bridges don’t need much extra care than your usual teeth and can last anywhere from 5 to 30 years if taken care of properly.

How Do I Take Care Of My Dental Crown/Bridge?

All crowns and bridges should be appropriately maintained with dental hygiene to increase the life span of your crown or bridge. Even though crowns and bridges are very strong and durable, they can still be damaged by hard foods, therefore hard foods such as nuts, ice, seeds, opening bottles etc, should be avoided on them.

It is also very important to keep your good oral hygiene habits up, making sure you are flossing and brushing daily, along with using a super floss, interdental brush, or water flosser in between the missing tooth if you have a bridge.

Continue to visit your dentist regularly and keep your check-ups so you know they are being kept correctly.

Need An Appointment

If you need any questions or concern about your tooth don’t hesitate to call us at (07) 3130 4472  and our friendly team at Nundah Central Dental are available to answer your questions.

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