Crowns & Bridges
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Bridges For Missing Teeth
In instances where you have one or two missing teeth, a bridge can span the width of the space to fill in the area. Either end is attached to a pair of healthy supporting teeth or dental implants. A bridge is a fixed alternative to removable devices, such as a partial denture.
Two-Step Treatment Experience
What Are Dental Veneers?
- Naturally dark enamel
- Certain types of medications (such as tetracycline)
- Tea, coffee, red wine, and other dark liquids
- Environmental factors
4 Signs You Need a Dental Crown
A crown can restore various dental problems:
You’ve Had a Root Canal Treatment
A root canal treatment removes bacteria from the root canal, prevents reinfection of a tooth, and help save an individual’s natural tooth. During a root canal, the dentist will drill into the middle of the tooth to remove any decay.
While this process can save the natural tooth, drilling the tooth will leave its structure weak. Weak teeth are more prone to fracture, which is where dental crowns come in. A dental crown can protect a weak tooth from any further damage by covering it up
You have an Advanced Cavity
It’s common for individuals to receive a filling when they have a cavity. But if you have an advanced cavity, a filling might not be the best option. If your cavity is too advanced, likely, your tooth isn’t strong enough for a filling.
In situations like this, a dental crown will be a better solution. A crown can provide better protection than what the filling can. However, it’s important to note that a dental crown won’t protect against gum disease.
You have Misshapen or Stained Teeth
Another sign you need a dental crown is if you have misshapen or stained teeth. Dealing with these kinds of cosmetic issues often makes individuals feel self-conscious. But a crown can help correct these problems.
Since dental crowns cover your permanent teeth, you can hide oral imperfections. Not only that, but a crown will strengthen your tooth’s structure.
You have a Broken or Fractured Tooth
If you have a broken or fractured tooth due to an injury, you can benefit from a dental crown. A dental crown will help support and strengthen the damaged tooth, which can alleviate some pain associated with a broken or fractured tooth. Also, a crown will help keep the broken tooth together to prevent further problems.
Dental Crowns can be Used to:
- Protect a weak tooth from breaking
- Hold together parts of a cracked tooth
- Restore a broken tooth or a tooth that is severely worn down
- Replace a heavily filled-tooth
- Keep a dental bridge in place
- To cover a tooth that is misshapen
- To cover a severely discoloured tooth
What is a dental crown? It is a technique in tooth restoration.
A crown is commonly used by a dentist when a tooth is irreparable with a composite restoration. It is a tooth-like cap that fits and sits onto your damaged tooth.
A dental crown is a good call in these example scenarios:
- Re-strengthening a tooth weakened by advanced decay
- A tooth crumbling apart
- Reduce the risk of cusp fracture
- Support a dental bridge
- The top part of a dental implant
- Treat a severely discoloured tooth (cosmetic)
On average, custom-crafted dental crowns made from high-quality ceramics material can cost between $1080 to $2120 per crown at top cosmetic dental practices in Brisbane and the Gold coast area. The cost of a dental crown depends on the experience of the dentist, for example, according to the Australian dental fee survey of 2020, the average cost of a dental crown charged by specialists is $2,019 and the average cost of a dental crown charged by general dentists is $1,600. Other factors that affect the cost of dental crown include:
- the quality of the dental lab used to fabricate the crown
- the material used e.g. ceramic, porcelain or metallic
- the size and location of the tooth in the mouth
- your health fund lever of cover
Many people are using payment plans for their dental treatments including humm, AfterPay, OpenPay, My Smile plan or even use their super fund to pay for dental treatments (ask us about SuperCare dental). For example currently with humm payment plan, a $1,600 treatment would be $80 per week.
“Some patients have hairline cracks in the fillings. Most likely in the chewing part of their fillings. They are not aware of the crack because they can’t see the crack or feel it with their tongue but they complain about an unexplained pain in that tooth”, Brisbane Dentist says. Sometimes, placing a dental crown (a tooth-shaped cap) on the tooth relieves the unexplained pain. The restoration brings that cracked tooth back to its normal function again.
In nusmiles, Upper Mt Gravatt Brisbane, we require at least two appointments or more to fit a crown. In the first visit, your dentist will remove decays and shape the tooth in preparation for a new fitting and in the second visit the cap is fitted to your tooth.
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