From cracked and fractured teeth to gaps after an injury or extraction, dental crowns and dental bridges provide support and structure to your mouth and smile. Acting as replacement teeth or supporting damaged existing teeth, the dentists at Maven Dental Yokine specialise in crafting custom crowns and bridges made custom to suit your mouth.
Learn more about dental bridges and crowns and why you might need one.
What is a Dental Bridge?
Dental bridges are a prosthetic designed to replace missing teeth. Most often made of porcelain fused to metal, dental bridges provide strength and durability as well a natural and balanced look. Dentists create dental bridges to span the gap left by a missing or extracted tooth.
Our experienced dentists create quality bridges after taking an accurate impression of your mouth. We’re able to design and craft bridges to match your smile perfectly. Anchored to the two adjacent teeth, dental bridges are created in line with the colour, size and shape of your existing teeth to achieve a natural appearance.
How are Bridges Fitted?
To begin, the two adjacent teeth to the missing tooth are prepared for the bridge. The bridge is then cemented into position and fitted with precision by your dentist. Supported by the two adjacent teeth, a bridge is designed to look, feel and act the same as your natural tooth once fitting is complete.
What is a Dental Crown?
Put simply, dental crowns are fake, manufactured teeth generally made of porcelain or ceramic. Used as a cap or entire covering for a tooth, dental crowns are ideal for protecting or masking discoloured, cracked or broken teeth. Dental crowns are also sometimes used for when a tooth has lost its filling.
At Maven Dental Yokine, our dentists specialise in crafting high quality crowns made to last. Utilising modern technology and advanced techniques, we create strong and effective crowns that perfectly match the shape and colour of your teeth. Once a crown is fitted, it blends perfectly with the rest of your smile for a seamless appearance.
How are Crowns Fitted?
Used to support or cover an existing damaged tooth, the crown process begins by treating the tooth to be covered. The existing tooth is filed down and reshaped into a smaller size with all decay removed. The structure is then restored in order to provide support to the crown. Once your crown has been custom made, it’s fitted over your newly shaped tooth and set into position.
When Would Someone Need Crowns or Bridges?
Crowns and bridges are generally recommended by a dentist if a patient has a tooth at serious risk of a fracture or if a patient is missing a tooth. Whether from injury, damage, decay, cracks, fillings or root canal therapy, a missing or damaged tooth needs support in order to protect the gums, jawbone and existing healthy teeth. From a cosmetic standpoint, crowns and bridges can also be used to cover discoloured or damaged teeth for a more balanced and aesthetically pleasing result.