About Crowns & Bridges
If you have a tooth that’s damaged or missing, it can affect your day to day life.
You might hide your teeth by avoid talking or smiling and close your mouth when having your picture taken.
With a bridge or crown, you can stabilise a tooth that’s lost structure or fill a gap where your missing teeth used to be.
There are several cases in which crowns might be a suitable option to cover a tooth that has lost its original structure:
- A filling takes up more than 50% of the tooth structure
- Fractured, broken or severely decayed teeth
- Placement over a dental implant
- Post-root canal therapy
Once we have determined that a crown is suitable for your situation, you will be scheduled in for a crown preparation. After we have finished this, we send it to our laboratory. Your crown is custom-created there, then sent back to our practice. We’ll fit it for you at a follow-up appointment within two weeks of your initial preparation.
A single missing tooth or multiple missing teeth can affect your ability to eat, chew and may even compromise your facial profile by making your cheeks look sunken in. A dental bridge is a cost-effective option that’s permanently fixed in place. It involves a row of dental crowns. The ones on the end are affixed to teeth on either side of the gap, while the middle section is suspended into the space.
The process is very similar to the above mentioned Crown appointments. It is a two stage process, usually spaced two to three weeks apart.
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Granite Belt Dental’s Guide To Dental Crowns And Bridges
Broken, damaged, or missing teeth can create a lot of issues. They can be uncomfortable, painful, and often lead to confidence issues where an individual with damaged or missing teeth is reluctant to laugh or smile. At Granite Belt Dental, we’re passionate about helping people regain their confidence, so we provide premium-quality dental services such as dental crowns and bridges to restore broken or missing teeth.
What Are Dental Crowns?
If you have a damaged or missing tooth, it can affect your day-to-day life. You might hide your teeth by avoiding talking or smiling, or close your mouth while having your picture taken. With a crown, you can stabilise a tooth that’s lost structure. Once we’ve determined that a crown is the most suitable treatment for your situation, we’ll organise to have your crown custom-created in the laboratory and delivered to our practice. We’ll then fit it for you during a follow-up appointment within the first two weeks of your initial appointment.
When Might You Need A Crown?
There are several cases in which crowns might be a suitable option to cover a tooth that has lost its original structure;
- Worn-down teeth. Over time, teeth wear down for various reasons, and they may become sensitive to hot and cold foods. This can make eating a very difficult and unpleasant experience. A crown covers the sensitive areas of the tooth, allowing you to eat and drink with ease once again.
- Dental bridge. Dental crowns help hold bridges in place, so if you have a missing tooth and need to fill the gap with a bridge, you’ll need crowns on either side to anchor it in place.
- Damaged teeth. Whether your tooth has broken or fractured due to decay or force, you may need a crown to help restore its structural integrity.
- Large fillings. A filling that takes up more than 50% of the tooth’s structure can be covered with a crown.
- Placement over a dental implant. Dental implants need a crown to restore the functionality and appearance of the mouth.
- Post-root canal therapy. A crown can strengthen and restore the tooth if it needs structural support post-root canal.
What Are Dental Bridges?
A single missing tooth or multiple missing teeth can affect your ability to eat, chew and may even compromise your facial profile by making your cheeks look sunken in. A dental bridge is a cost-effective option that’s permanently fixed in place. It involves a row of dental crowns, the ends of which are affixed to the teeth on either side of the gap, while the middle section is suspended in the space. The process of being fitted for a bridge is very similar to crown appointments and are a two-stage process spaced two to three weeks apart.
When Might You Need A Dental Bridge?
Dental bridges help restore your smile and confidence, and there are several reasons you might need a bridge.
- Tooth decay. A dental bridge can fill the gap nicely if you need to have a tooth or teeth extracted due to decay.
- Gum disease. This is quite a common cause of missing teeth, but the team at Granite Belt Dental can help you fix it.
- Dental bridges can help restore the function and cosmetic appearance of those who’ve suffered from tooth or mouth injuries.
- Congenital conditions. A bridge can be fitted into the gaps if you were born with missing teeth due to a congenital condition.
- Bite problems and chewing difficulties. Consult your dentist on whether dental bridges can help you with biting or chewing difficulties.
If You’re After Dental Crowns Or Bridges, Granite Belt Dental Can Help
At Granite Belt Dental, we’re proud to do things a little differently. We understand that dental visits can be a little overwhelming, so our team of qualified professionals do everything possible to create a calm, relaxing environment. Our state-of-the-art facility caters to all your dental needs, from routine check-ups to emergency dental situations. The team at Granite Belt Dental are passionate about providing comprehensive dental services to everyone who walks through our doors, and we’ll do our best to make sure your time in the chair is comfortable. If you need dental crowns or bridges, contact Granite Belt Dental today.