Crowns

A crown is a prosthetic cap, like a helmet, that fully encases the visible portion of a tooth that is then glued into place using a specialised cement. Crowns are used to strengthen a tooth and in some cases used to improve its appearance. Crowns can be made of several different materials and are designed to look as natural as possible. Your dentist will advise you which type of material is most appropriate for you.

Bridges

A bridge can be used to replace a missing tooth. Typically, a bridge is one cohesive unit that consists of two crowns with a false tooth suspended in between. The long-term success of a bridge is dependent on the strength of the teeth either side of the gap. Your dentist will carefully assess these teeth before proposing a bridge as a treatment option.

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Dental Crowns and Bridges

What are they made of?

Crowns and bridges are often made of ceramic, porcelain, zirconia and/or metal alloy. Ceramic, porcelain and zirconia crowns can be made to match the look and colour of your natural teeth. They are very resistant to staining and will not discolour over time like natural teeth. Metal alloy is used for its strength and durability. It is especially useful for molars because crowns on back teeth must be able to withstand the heavy forces of chewing and grinding.

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Improve your smile

The good news is that dental crowns and bridges can also be used to improve the appearance of your smile. The first step to achieving a beautiful smile is a discussion with your dentist about your treatment options and what you’re hoping to achieve. During your regular visit for a check-up, chat with your dentist to discuss your options and ask any questions.

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Procedures

Dental crowns and dental bridges will improve your smile, but the reason for getting either of them differs. One of them restores your teeth, while the other repairs them, so they require two different forms of procedures.

Typically, a dental crown procedure will involve two to three visits to the dentist. Here’s what to expect at your first visit:

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The dentist will take an impression of your teeth to make you a special tray for your teeth

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Your tooth will be prepared to accept a crown and an impression of your tooth will be taken and sent to our dental lab so that your customised crown can be created. We will provide you with a temporary crown while your permanent one is being made

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When your dental crown is ready, we will remove the temporary crown and attach the permanent crown to the tooth with a special adhesive, then you’ll be smiling with a dental crown that looks and functions just like a natural tooth

Procedures

Here’s a step-by-step guide:

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Our dentists will prepare the teeth on either side of the gap – this includes reshaping them to ensure the bridge will fit

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Impressions of your teeth will be made and sent to the dental lab

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Our dentist will prepare a temporary bridge that you can wear in the meantime

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Once your bridge has been created, we will conduct a fitting session to ensure they are a perfect match for your teeth

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The dental bridge is then permanently cemented once you are satisfied with their look and feel

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Benefits Of Dental Crowns And Bridges

Both options can restore your smile’s health and structure while preventing further damage and movement of other nearby teeth. What’s more, both procedures offer some key benefits over other treatment methods, including:

Crowns for Tooth Restoration

Crowns are often used to protect weakened teeth from further damage, fix cracked or chipped teeth, cover discoloured teeth, or replace missing ones. Dental crowns can also be used to attach dentures so they can’t fall out due to chewing food or speaking.

Bridges for Tooth Replacement

Dental bridges are also made of porcelain or zirconia but attach to health teeth on either side of missing tooth. As with dental crowns, bridges help prevent future tooth loss while boosting self-esteem due to improved appearance.

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How Much Do Dental Bridges And Crowns Cost?

Bridges tend to cost more than crowns as they take longer for your dentist to complete across multiple visits. On the other hand, dental crowns are usually quicker and take less time to complete. On average, the price of dental crown is $1500 per tooth, while the cost of a dental bridge depends on each individual scenario.

However, these are not fixed prices as the final cost of your dental bridge or dental crown procedure will depend on various factors and individual cases including your oral health history, the complexity of the case, and any other dental treatments that may be required. At Greenland Dental, we aim to keep our prices affordable so that everyone can access high-quality dental care when they need it most and we offer comprehensive payment options to help you manage your funds and attain the best dental care at the lowest price possible. For a personalised estimate of the dental expenses attached to these procedures, contact us today.

Caring For Your Dental Crowns And Bridges

After treatment, you’ll need to do some simple care and maintenance of your dental crowns and bridges. Ensuring you practise good oral hygiene habits, such as brushing twice a day and flossing, avoiding hard foods that are difficult to chew, and visiting our dentists regularly for routine check-ups is all you’ll need to do. By following these simple tips, you’ll extend the life of your dental prosthesis.

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Why Choose Us?

Here are some of the reasons you can trust Greenland Dental as your go-to local dental clinic:

  • Affordable dental care for all
  • Comprehensive one-on-one consultation sessions
  • High-quality dental crowns and bridges
  • A safe and reliable dental clinic environment
  • A team of knowledgeable and family-friendly oral health experts

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Had my front teeth fixed at Greenland dental, best experience, Dr Catherine was very gentle, did not feel any pain at all. Her assistant Caitlyn was very professional and reassuring. Now I can smile with confidence again!

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Dr Catherine was very thorough, not only working on the tooth I was there to receive treatment on, but identifying some other problematic teeth and providing options for future treatment. I will definitely be returning for future procedures.

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For more information on dental crowns and bridges treatment at Greenland Dental, contact our team via the website or call us on (07) 5495 4266. Our dental clinic in Caboolture is dedicated to transforming your smile, so book an appointment today and let’s get started.