Crowns and Bridges Sydney
Our dental crowns and dental bridges treatments in Sydney are ideal for restoring and replacing teeth.
- Dental cap
- Tooth cap
Dental bridge provide support, stability and improve your overall dental health by closing the gap from a missing tooth. While opting for a dental crown can help restore a beautiful smile as it is a visually pleasing restoration.
Do you have a gap in your smile?
Maybe you would like it fixed? Hence, your visit to this page. Crowns have multiple purposes. They can restore broken or fractured teeth, strengthen teeth post root canal, repair chips in your natural tooth, improve biting abilities and improve damage from excessive grinding.
If you have a larger gap in your smile, then a dental bridge could be an option for you. This is a series of dental prosthetics made from porcelain. These are connected to the teeth that sit adjacent to the lost tooth. This is designed to replace missing teeth. A bridge is 2 dental crowns fused with fake teeth to fill the gaps in your smile
“The crown is what supports the tooth, the tooth does not support the crown “
Professor Jim Ironside
What are the benefits of dental crowns?
Dental crowns are known to be strong and durable. They provide a wide range of benefits including:
- Can feel like natural teeth
- Can match the colour of surrounding teeth
- Can have the same texture as your natural teeth
- Allow you to regain full dental function
- Made from durable material for longevity
- We are dedicated to providing patients with high quality dental care.
What is a dental crown procedure?
Dental crown procedures differ between patients. Initially, Professor Ironside will take impressions of your teeth. These impressions are sent to the lab to make your crown. A temporary crown will be applied to protect your tooth. At your following appointment, the temporary crown will be removed. Professor Ironside will fit the crown over your natural tooth. Providing you and Professor Ironside are happy, the crown will be secured in place.
What is a dental bridge procedure?
At your initial appointment, Professor Ironside will take a mould of your teeth. Once the mould has been taken, he will send this off to the lab to be made.
Ensuring teeth and gums are prepared is essential for long-lasting oral health. Professor Ironside will prepare either side of the gap for your new dental crowns. A temporary dental bridge will be put in place. This provides protection to your teeth and gums.
One to two weeks after your initial appointment, Professor Ironside will insert the more permanent dental bridge. This bridge is expected to last between 15 to 20 years. It is important to take care of your oral health. This will help ensure the longevity of your dental bridge.
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Frequently asked questions about crowns and bridges
What are dental crowns?
Protect a damaged tooth
Dental crowns can protect the structural integrity of a damaged tooth. Our dental crowns are made from porcelain. They are designed to restore the structure and function of teeth. This improves the aesthetics of your smile. The crown covers the surface of the tooth and provides support and protection.
What is a dental bridge?
Replace missing teeth
A dental bridge is made up of several crowns. They are fused together to create a dental appliance. This replaces the area where the tooth is missing. Two crowns are placed on either side of the bridge. Doing so increases stability and provides support.
Are dental bridges better than dental implants?
Your oral health and situation will determine what’s best for you
Whether you need a dental bridge or implants depends on your situation. Some patients have dental bridges attached to dental implants. A dental implant is the artificial tooth root. Whereas a dental bridge is a series of three or more crowns fused together.
Does a dental crown and bridge procedure hurt?
Everyone reacts to treatment differently
At our practice, we offer local anaesthetic. Your teeth may feel a little sensitive whilst wearing your temporary crown. Some patients do feel some pain in their gums and around the tooth. Overall the pain is minimal and doesn’t last long during crowns and bridges procedure in Sydney.
How much does a dental crown or bridge cost?
The cost of dental crowns and bridges depends on a variety of factors. Some patients get more crowns than other. The gap that is needing to be filled can differ in size which affects the price. We suggest booking a consultation with Professor Ironside to discuss what your treatment will cost.
When is a crown required?
A dental crown is typically required to protect a weak or damaged tooth from further decay or damage. It may also be recommended to restore a broken or worn-down tooth, cover a dental implant, hold a dental bridge in place, or improve the appearance of a tooth. The decision to place a crown is made by a dentist after an examination and evaluation of the tooth’s condition.
Can I use a crowned tooth like a natural tooth for eating everything?
In most cases, a crowned tooth can be used like a natural tooth for eating most foods. However, it’s important to avoid biting down on hard objects, like ice or hard candy, as this can cause the crown to crack or come loose. Additionally, you should avoid using your teeth to open packaging or bottles, as this can also damage the crown. With proper care and maintenance, a dental crown can last for many years and allow you to eat most foods without any issues.
How long should a crown or bridge last?
With proper care and regular dental checkups, a dental crown can last up to 15 years on average and even up to 25 or 30 years in some cases. A dental bridge can last up to 15 years or more with good oral hygiene and regular dental checkups as well.