Dental Crowns and Bridges in Brisbane

At Kedron Family Dental in Brisbane, our range of dental services include dental crowns and bridges, to help protect, restore and strengthen your teeth.

 

What is a Crown?

A crown is a laboratory made protective cover that encapsulates the whole tooth to give it strength and improve aesthetics. Crowns are made out of various materials (porcelain, ceramic, gold, stainless steel), depending on the needs of the patient and the position of the crown in the mouth. Crowns are used to restore form, function and appearance of weakened teeth. Teeth can be weakened due to being heavily filled, teeth grinding, undergoing a root canal treatment or sustaining a fracture from force.

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What is Involved in Having a Crown Made?

Two dental appointments at our dentistry in Brisbane are required to have a crown made. At the first appointment, the tooth is prepared to remove decay/cracks and to allow the best retention of the crown. An impression of the prepared tooth is taken, which is then sent to the laboratory so the crown can be fabricated. You will leave the appointment with a temporary crown. At the second appointment, a couple of weeks later, your temporary crown will be removed and the permanent crown will be bonded in.

The Benefits of Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are best used to:

  • Replace cracked or leaking large fillings/teeth to add strength
  • Improve the shape of teeth
  • Improve the appearance of discoloured teeth
  • Cover a dental implant
  • Cover and strengthen a tooth that has had root canal treatment

Our dental crowns at Kedron Family Dental are natural looking and are strong, adding strength to a tooth to avoid the tooth splitting in an unrestorable way.

What is a Bridge?

A bridge is often required when there is a missing tooth. It is made up of several connected crowns. The teeth either side of the space are crowned and then a ‘pontic’ (floating crown) is attached to these crowns to fill in the space, giving you extra chewing power and also stopping teeth collapsing into the gap.

Get a crown or bridge to protect and strengthen your teeth. For more details, get in touch with us on (07) 3357 9600.