Your teeth are exposed to a lot of stressful situations on a daily basis which, eventually leads to reduced aesthetic appeal and functionality. Due to constant chewing and grinding the tooth surface wears down and this leads to sensitivity that can be very painful. If your tooth surface is worn, this can lead to pain while eating and drinking. You may even be forced to avoid certain foods for fear of pain and this, in turn, will affect your nutritional intake.
Luckily, advances in dentistry have now brought a solution to this problem.
A dental crown is a cap that is custom made to fit over your damaged tooth. They can be made from different materials such as gold or porcelain and they help restore the tooth back to its original shape and function. They are a great option for teeth that are weakened, such as teeth with large fillings, cracks, or teeth that have had root canal treatment. Unlike dental implants, they don’t require the tooth to be removed.
Crowns are also often considered as a cosmetic option, allowing us to permanently alter the shape and colour of a tooth. Since they are very strong, crowns are a great way to prolong the life of the natural teeth beneath.
As the name implies, dental bridges are artificial teeth, often made of porcelain or gold, that is used to “bridge” the gap between existing natural teeth. There are different kinds of dental bridges, but they are all supported by existing teeth.
While dental crowns are suggested in cases with damaged or weakened teeth, dental bridges are more suitable for those with missing teeth. The natural teeth on either side of the gap must have crowns fitted to support the bridge, these are known as abutment teeth.
The benefits of dental crowns and bridges:
With dental crowns and bridges, our chief aim is to restore your teeth as naturally as possible. To that end, at Liberty Dental we work with local labs in creating your solutions, meaning that we provide crowns and bridges of the quality that Australian Dentistry is well known for.
Get in touch and make an appointment today and we will be glad to help you on your way to a brighter, more confident smile.