Crowns and Bridges
Teeth face a number of risks each day – chewing, bruxism and trauma to name a few. Many people will experience a broken tooth or tooth loss over the course of their lives. Fortunately, tooth damage or a missing tooth does not mean the end of a beautiful and fully functioning smile. Dental crowns and bridges provide a natural-looking solution that helps with normal speech and eating, as well as give you your smile back.
Dental Crowns to Improve and Repair Teeth
Broken teeth can look unattractive, and they can also become unstable. A dental crown restores both the strength and appearance of the broken tooth, adding years to the tooth’s function. Dental crowns also improve the appearance of teeth that have unsightly imperfections or discolouration.
To prepare for a dental crown, Dr Paul Rollason will anaesthetise and reshape the tooth, making space for the dental restoration. In most cases, a tooth-coloured ceramic dental crown is an excellent choice for patients who wish to maintain a seamless look to their smiles.
In some cases, blended or full gold crowns will provide greater durability for patients with a bruxism habit or who have a strong bite.
After removing any decay from or damage to the tooth structure, Dr Rollason will take an impression of the tooth and bite to instruct our trusted dental technicians on the proper size and shape of the crown. He will match the shade and colour of your teeth and place a temporary crown to protect the tooth until your final crown arrives.
At the next visit, Dr Rollason will fit the crown to your tooth, bond it permanently and make any final adjustments for a comfortable and even bite.
With common sense caution, like not chewing on ice or hard candy, and excellent oral hygiene, your crown can last many years.
Dental Bridges to ‘Bridge the Gap’ in Your Smile
Like dental crowns, dental bridges require reshaping of the natural teeth in order to place two dental crowns to secure an artificial tooth in place. The artificial tooth, called a pontic, will fill the gap between teeth and maintain the alignment.
Filling the space left by a missing tooth will prevent a number of oral health problems caused by shifting teeth – a misaligned bite, uneven wear and even tooth fractures due to an uneven load caused by the force of chewing.
Dental bridges rely on healthy teeth and gums and require some special attention to keep them clean. Our hygiene team will demonstrate how to clean around your bridge using special floss or a small dental brush.
A Healthy Smile Awaits
At Absolute Dental Care, we welcome you to contact us to arrange an appointment. Our Brisbane dental clinic warmly welcomes new patients and offers the latest technology to make your visits both comfortable and efficient.
We look forward to seeing your smile.