Crowns and Bridges
Dental Crowns and Bridges at East Adelaide Dental Studio
Thanks to advanced CEREC technology, we’re able to provide you with same-day dental crowns that are prepped and placed in just one visit.
CEREC crowns offer big advantages, like:
- One appointment instead of two
- Less time in the dental office
- Digitally designed for a perfect fit
- Made of solid, tooth-coloured ceramic
- No gooey impressions
- Made on site, so less room for human error
What are Crowns?
Dental crowns — sometimes called “caps” — are protective restorations that cover your entire tooth all the way to the gumlines. They’re durable enough to support normal biting and chewing, yet made from cosmetic materials that maintain your smile’s natural beauty.
We recommend crowns when a tooth is too damaged to repair with a filling, inlay or onlay. Such as large fractures, cracks, cavities or after a root canal. Crowns are also used on top of individual dental implants, for single-tooth replacement.
If You do Need a Conventional Crown
There may be instances where a custom-designed crown is necessary for your situation. If that’s the case, your crown process is usually made up of two visits about two weeks apart. During the first appointment we’ll prep your tooth and take an impression, then place a temporary crown over it to minimise any irritation.
When our lab technicians finish designing your permanent ceramic crown, we’ll have you return for a try in and to have it cemented in place.
Do I Need a Bridge?
Bridges are multi-crown restorations that are used to replace missing teeth. Either end serves as a functional crown, resting on top of a tooth or dental implant. Between them is a suspended pontic crown, which fills in the space of your missing tooth.
A fixed bridge is a great alternative to removable partials or if you don’t qualify for dental implant treatment.
Cleaning Your New Restoration
Although bridges and crowns cover the entire surface of your supporting teeth, there’s still a small area around the margins that can collect plaque. Keeping these edges clean will help prevent new decay or infection from developing around them, affecting your underlying tooth.
Gently brush your crown or bridge the same way you would your other teeth. Take note to floss your restoration daily, gently swiping up and down where the margin meets the gumlines. A special threader can be used to floss underneath your bridge.