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Crowns and Bridges Made Simple with Dentists of Plenty Valley

If you have damaged teeth, dental crowns and bridges can restore your smile. Unlike removable devices such as dentures, which you can take out and clean daily, crowns and bridges are cemented onto existing teeth or implants, and can only be removed by a dentist.

A crown is used to entirely cover or “cap” a damaged tooth. It can be used to strengthen a damaged tooth, or in the case of a front tooth, improve your smile’s appearance and/or alignment. A crown can also be placed on top of an implant to provide a tooth-like shape and structure for function. A dental crown cost will vary depending on a range of factors.

A dental bridge is used to fill a gap created by one or more missing teeth, and is mounted onto existing teeth or implants. Gaps left by missing teeth can cause the remaining teeth to rotate or shift into the empty spaces, resulting in a bad bite, which is why dental bridges are important. Leaving the gap untreated may lead to gum disease and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders. A dental bridge cost will vary depending on a range of factors.

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Frequently Asked Questions

You may need crowns and bridges if you are restoring a chipped, cracked or worn-down tooth, protecting a weak tooth or restoring your smile in general. Crowns and bridges can also be used for covering a tooth with a large filling, a dental implant, or misshapen or discoloured teeth. Crowns and bridges also have other added benefits like improving your ability to chew and speak, maintaining the shape of your face, distributing the force in your bite properly and preventing your remaining teeth from shifting positions.
There are many different types of crowns and bridges. Your dentist will go through the most ideal option for you after an oral health assessment. The suitability of a candidate for dental crown and bridge can depend on many factors including: Oral health diagnosis, jawbone density and personal preference.

The process spans two appointments. For a dental crown with Dentists of Plenty Valley, your dentist will prepare the tooth or the adjacent tooth for a bridge in the first appointment. Preparation will involve reshaping your teeth to allow room for the bridge/crown to be placed over them. Impressions of your teeth will be made and sent to a dental lab to serve as a model for your dental bridge/crown to ensure a proper fit and colour match. A temporary bridge/crown usually is made to put on the prepared tooth/teeth while awaiting for the permanent ones to be constructed by the lab.

Your second appointment will be once your new bridge/crown arrives from the dental lab. We will check it and make any necessary adjustments for a perfect fit, then it will be cemented with a permanent strong cement.

The final pricing of either will vary depending on several factors, including the materials used and complexity of placement. It is best to visit our practice for a consultation to get your personalised treatment plan and quote.

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