Dental Crowns Melbourne, Dental Bridges Melbourne
Damaged or missing teeth can do more than just spoil a great smile. They can cause your front teeth to be pushed forward, which can create unsightly spaces, and alter your bite, which over time can affect your facial features. Crowns and bridges are two solutions that can help remedy these problems and give you back the confidence to smile.
Badly Damaged Teeth replacement or Repairing
Crowns and bridges are restorative procedures that can help you regain a properly functioning mouth and a naturally youthful smile.
While dental veneers provide a relatively simple and cost effective solution for crooked, worn, chipped and gapped teeth, a crown (sometimes referred to as a ‘cap’) may be a better (or even the only) solution for teeth that are badly damaged or severely weakened by decay. On the other hand, if a tooth is missing, or there is not enough tooth structure left for a crown, you may require a bridge. These are sometimes called a ‘fixed partial denture’. Missing teeth can also be replaced by implants.
There are several types of crowns and bridges. The best choice depends on a variety of factors, including the position of the tooth or teeth being restored, the complexity of the problem and the health of your gums.
To find out which solution is best for you, simply make an appointment with a Holistic Dental practitioner in Melbourne. We have many years of experience in this very precise and specialised area of dentistry.
Importance of Tooth Restoration
Every tooth in your mouth is there for a reason. With a full set of healthy undamaged teeth, the force we exert when biting and chewing is distributed evenly. Each tooth does the job for which they were designed. However when a tooth becomes broken, damaged, worn-down or decayed, your ‘good’ teeth have to do extra work, and your facial muscles are subjected to unnatural pressure. That’s why, if there’s sufficient healthy bone available, it’s important to try to save any teeth that have become damaged.
Which Materials We Us for Dental Crowns and Bridges?
Crowns and bridges can be made from a variety of materials including stainless steel, metal alloys, porcelain fused to metal, all-resin, all-ceramic and all-porcelain. Bridges are usually supported by a metal framework.
The type of material used depends on your age, the type of problem being remedied, the position of the tooth (or teeth) being treated – and more. Some materials are also less expensive than others.
Stainless steel crowns are most often used as a temporary measure, such as protecting a child’s primary tooth from being exposed to further decay. Ceramic and porcelain provide the best colour match, which makes them popular for use on front teeth. However for molars, porcelain and metal alloy provide the strength, hardness and durability required to withstand the forces of grinding and crushing.