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.

SAME-DAY RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY

For custom bridges or same-day dental crowns Glenside, book your consultation today.

Frequently Asked Questions

CEREC technology allows for same-day dental crowns by digitally designing and fabricating crowns on-site during a single dental appointment. This technology offers advantages such as shorter treatment time, precise fit, tooth-coloured ceramic material, and no need for traditional gooey impressions.
Dental crowns, often referred to as “caps,” are protective restorations that cover a tooth from the gumline to restore its strength and appearance. They are recommended when a tooth is too damaged for simpler restorations like fillings, inlays, or onlays. Common indications for crowns include large fractures, cracks, cavities, or following a root canal procedure. Crowns are also used to top individual dental implants for single-tooth replacement.
For a conventional crown, the process typically involves two separate visits scheduled approximately two weeks apart. During the first appointment, the tooth is prepared, and an impression is taken. A temporary crown is placed to protect the tooth while the permanent ceramic crown is fabricated by lab technicians. In the second appointment, the permanent crown is tried in and cemented in place.
Dental bridges are multi-crown restorations used to replace missing teeth. They consist of functional crowns on either end, which rest on adjacent natural teeth or dental implants, and a suspended pontic crown that fills the space of the missing tooth. Dental bridges are recommended as an alternative to removable partial dentures or when a patient does not qualify for dental implant treatment.
Proper maintenance is crucial for the longevity of dental crowns and bridges. You should gently brush your restoration the same way you do your natural teeth. Additionally, daily flossing is essential to clean around the margins where plaque can accumulate. Special threaders can be used to floss underneath bridges.
Yes, at East Adelaide Dental Studio, we offer same-day dental crowns using CEREC technology for your convenience.

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