Our family dentists at Harbourside Dental in North Sydney might recommend a dental crowns or bridges to repair damaged teeth.
A crown might be recommended if you're restoring a broken or damaged tooth. Other reasons for a crown include; after a filling replacement or root canal, if your tooth is misshapen, or if you need to protect your teeth from future damage.
A crown is a type of dental restoration which completely caps or encircles a tooth or dental implant. Your dentist will identify when a crown is required.
You will first visit your dentist to create a customized treatment plan that both you and your dentist agree upon. From there, if a crown is part of your oral health plan, your dentist will take impressions of your smile.
After impressions are taken, they are sent off to a dental lab to create the crown. The crown will be shaded so that it will blend in with your smile. You will return to the dentist once the crown is created for it to be cemented onto your tooth.
A bridge is a fixed dental restoration (a fixed dental prosthesis) used to replace a missing tooth (or several teeth) by joining an artificial tooth permanently to adjacent teeth or dental implants.
A bridge might be necessary if you are missing one or more teeth. You will first need to book an appointment with your dentist to discuss your concerns.
Then your dentist will evaluate your smile, and create a customized treatment plan for your oral health. If you and your dentist decide to move forward with the dental bridge appointment, you will have an impression taken of your teeth.
Your dentist will then have the lab create your prosthetic device. You will also have your teeth shaded to create a tooth replacement that matches your smile. You will return to the dentist to have the bridge cemented into your smile.