Crowns and Bridges
Do you have a damaged or missing tooth that is preventing you from chewing properly? Perhaps you avoid showing your smile because you are embarrassed about the way it looks. With dental crowns and dental bridges at our Ramsgate Beach, NSW dental clinic, we can repair or replace your tooth so you can smile—and chew—with confidence.
Versatile Tooth Crowns
A crown is a cap that goes over your tooth to the gumline. Tooth crowns are created to match your surrounding teeth in shape and colour.
We use tooth crowns in general dentistry to restore a tooth that has become damaged or weakened. Many people find that they need a dental crown to strengthen a tooth that has become compromised because of a large filling that has started to fracture. Those who have undergone root canal treatment also find that they need a dental crown to strengthen the remaining tooth structure so it can once again withstand the force of chewing.
We might recommend a dental crown in cosmetic dentistry to cover up a tooth that is discoloured, misshapen or otherwise flawed. Tooth crowns are also used atop the abutment of a dental implant, to finish off the implant and complete your tooth replacement.
Dental Bridges for Tooth Replacement
Missing even one tooth can cause problems with your remaining teeth. When a gap in your smile is not filled, your remaining teeth will tend to drift to fill in the space. It can also make it more challenging to chew and speak properly.
Dental bridges are a common way to replace one or two missing teeth in a row. Dental bridges fill in the gap in your smile and restore function so you can eat and smile with confidence.
Dr Ayar attaches a fixed dental bridge to the teeth adjacent to the gap in your smile; the dental crowns provide stability for the attached bridge.
We can also place dental implants at our Ramsgate Beach, NSW dental clinic to attach to your bridge. This provides more stability for the dental bridge because the implants hold it securely in place.
How to Care for Tooth Crowns and Dental Bridges
You can care for your dental crown just as you would your natural teeth, so you should brush and floss twice a day and avoid sugary and starchy foods and beverages. We also recommend visiting your dentist twice each year for dental examinations and cleans.
Caring for your dental bridge can be a bit tricky because food particles can get stuck below it. We recommend patients with dental bridges use a floss threader or small cleaning brush so they can thoroughly clean around and below the dental bridge.
Keeping your teeth and gums healthy will help you get the most longevity out of your tooth crowns and dental bridges. Not paying attention to your oral health could lead to gum disease or infection, which can put your smile investment at risk.
We welcome your call to our Ramsgate Beach, NSW dental clinic for more information about tooth crowns and dental bridges.