Dental Crown & Bridge

Our Dental crown and bridge treatments can help you get back to talking, laughing, eating, and engaging in social situations without having to worry about your smile.

Our crowns and bridges can restore the appearance of your smile and maintain the functionality of your teeth, allowing you to chew:

  • Properly, and
  • Comfortably.

Crowns and bridges are robust and reliable, and in most cases they:

  • Will last many years
  • Feel like natural teeth, and
  • Look very much like natural teeth!

Note: Without treatment, gaps left in the mouth can result in teeth shifting and becoming misaligned. To make things worse, there is also the increased risk of tooth decay and gum disease.

 

Bridges have been an integral part of modern Dentistry since the early part of the last century and prior to the use of implants was the preferred method for replacing teeth.

Western Dental Hospital use the latest technology to provide you the best crown and bridge materials suited to your personal budget.

Dental crowns and bridges is a great way to restore the natural look and function to your damaged teeth.

Book an appointment with us now to check if you are eligible for crowns or bridges and be prepared to regain your confidence and show off your new smile!

Crowns & Bridges are a Fixed Solution to Missing or Damaged Teeth

Frequently Asked Questions

What are Crowns & Bridges (and their Purpose)
Crowns and bridges are a fixed solution to missing or damaged teeth.

This restorative procedure uses prosthetic devices to return your smile to its natural state.

Both crowns and most bridges are fixed prosthetic devices.

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.

Bridges are ideal for people who don’t like dentures and only have a few teeth missing.

Bridges are usually made by putting a crown on the teeth on either side of the gap and attaching a false tooth in the middle.

Note: A Dental bridge is not a very conservative procedure and is definitely not a Dentists preferred option unless all other options have been ruled out.

When is a Dental Crown or Bridge Needed?

The only way to know for sure if you need a crown is to ask your Dentist to examine the tooth you’re worried about.

Crowns and bridges are used to repair a number of different Dental problems.

A crown is indicated if your tooth has a:

Bridges are less frequently recommended these days due to advances in Dental Implant Technology.

But if you do not wish to have surgery and an implant or if it is decided an implant is not possible then a teeth bridge is another option.

Once you explain to your Dentist the result you would like to achieve, they will be able to tell you exactly what is, and is not, possible in your situation.

Consult with your Dentist ASAP if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:

  • Visibly damaged teeth
  • Consistent or intermittent tooth pain
  • Teeth that are very sensitive to temperature
  • Pain when brushing your teeth
  • Pain when chewing
  • Swollen gums, lips, or jaw
  • Bleeding teeth or gums
  • Other unexplained tooth pain.

To find out if you are a suitable candidate for a crown or bridge, it’s essential that you are assessed by a Dentist.

  • Large Existing filling with a compromised tooth structure.
  • Crack/Fracture lines running through the visible part of the tooth and you have no symptoms of pain/ discomfort in the tooth.
  • Large gap between 2 neighbouring teeth.
  • Root Canal Treated tooth that is being discoloured or appearing to have cracks.
  • Large filling that keeps falling off too often.
  • Tooth that is not Aesthetic, Rotated, Short in Height.

A bridge is used:
To replace a missing tooth or teeth. It is also a possible solution when dentures are unstable, uncomfortable or aesthetically displeasing.

Bridges are less frequently recommended these days due to advances in Dental Implant Technology.

But if you do not wish to have surgery and an implant or if it is decided an implant is not possible then a teeth bridge is another option.

Once you explain to your Dentist the result you would like to achieve, they will be able to tell you exactly what is, and is not, possible in your situation.

Consult with your Dentist ASAP if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:

  • Visibly damaged teeth
  • Consistent or intermittent tooth pain
  • Teeth that are very sensitive to temperature
  • Pain when brushing your teeth
  • Pain when chewing
  • Swollen gums, lips, or jaw
  • Bleeding teeth or gums
  • Other unexplained tooth pain.

To find out if you are a suitable candidate for a crown or bridge, it’s essential that you are assessed by a Dentist.