What Are Dental Crowns and Bridges?
Dental crowns are durable caps that enhance a tooth’s structure and appearance. They cover chips and cracks that deplete the tooth’s integrity, improving your smile while allowing you to enjoy hard foods without further damaging the tooth.
Dentists make dental crowns in South Melbourne using robust porcelain or ceramic materials, ensuring they withstand hard foods and forceful impacts without issue. They match your existing tooth’s size, shape, and colour, making them nearly unrecognisable to your friends and family. Dentists use dental crowns to fix the following.
- Chipped or fractured teeth
- Misshapen teeth
- Tooth decay
- Severely discoloured teeth
Dental bridges are prosthetic teeth that replace missing or severely damaged teeth. Most dental bridges consist of metal or porcelain, allowing patients to restore their smile without partial dentures.
At South Melbourne Dental Smiles, we offer top-of-the-line dental crowns and bridges that can make your smile better than ever while improving your oral health.
Our Dental Crown Fitting Process
Our South Melbourne Dental Smiles team utilises an efficient dental crown fitting process to ensure it looks and functions optimally.
Our dentists begin by cleaning your teeth and administering an anaesthetic to reduce pain and discomfort. They then shape the decaying or damaged tooth to fit the crown while eliminating unsalvageable portions of the tooth.
After reshaping the tooth, the dentists make detailed moulds of your natural teeth to ensure your dental crown perfectly matches their size, colour, and shape. Our dentists use sophisticated scanning technology to develop these moulds as accurately as possible.
Next, we send the moulds and images to a dependable dental lab to construct the dental crown. Crown development often takes several weeks but offers optimal durability, functionality, and appearance. While you wait for the lab to develop your dental crown, we apply a temporary crown over your tooth to protect it until we receive the final product.
Once we receive your custom dental crown, we schedule an appointment and apply it to your tooth. If necessary, we may make a few last-minute adjustments to improve the dental crown before completing the procedure.
How Long Do Dental Crowns Last?
Quality dental crowns last between ten to 15 years. However, if you maintain your teeth and dental crowns efficiently, you can extend their lifespan by ten years or more. Brushing your teeth and flossing twice daily can preserve your dental crown and ensure it stays immaculate.
Additionally, attending dental appointments every six months keeps your dental crown clean and stable. Your dentist will examine the dental crown for cracks and make any necessary repairs before the issues worsen.
Contact Us Today!
South Melbourne Dental Smiles is your source for high-quality dental crowns in South Melbourne. We offer first-class dental crowns and bridges that can enhance your smile and oral health at a price that won’t break the bank. Give us a call at (03) 9645-7888 today!