Porcelain Crowns and Bridges
Captivate Dental provides a wide range of natural looking porcelain crowns and bridges in Melbourne.
Porcelain crowns and bridges are one of the most common dental restoration procedures in Melbourne.
Porcelain crowns and bridges are so highly regarded because they match the natural teeth colour and are highly durable, and are a simple way to rebuild teeth that have been broken, are weak, or require a very large filling.
What exactly are porcelain crowns and bridges in Melbourne?
Porcelain crowns and bridges are growing in popularity with patients in Melbourne.
A crown is a thin covering that encases the surface of the tooth, in order to restore its original shape, size and colour.
The crown fits over the tooth, making it strong while maintaining the shape and contour of a natural tooth. Crowns help to protect and strengthen teeth, which may not occur with fillings alone.
Crowns also fix broken, fractured and decaying teeth, and can be used instead of fillings. A full porcelain crown may be required when a tooth has undergone root canal therapy or when a large part of the tooth or a restoration has been lost.
Crowns protect and add strength to a single tooth and prevent further fracturing or loss of the tooth’s structure.
A dental bridge on the other hand, is a permanent fixture that can replace one or multiple missing teeth. In addition to replacing a missing tooth or teeth, a bridge prevents your adjacent teeth from moving into the empty space.
A traditional bridge is made from porcelain fused with metal, that are affixed to natural teeth with a replacement tooth used to bridge the gap.
Why do I need porcelain crowns and bridges in Melbourne?
Porcelain crowns are ideal if you have a tooth that is cracked, decayed, or damaged; and crowns can also help to whiten, reshape or realign existing teeth.
If you have discoloured fillings, porcelain crowns can cover root fillings, or replace the appearance of teeth and discoloured fillings.
Porcelain bridges on the other hand can replace missing teeth, aiding in the overall appearance of your smile. A crown may be needed to hold your bridge in place.
What’s involved in getting porcelain crowns and bridges in Melbourne?
Similar to porcelain veneers, porcelain crowns and bridges only takes usually two appointments.
First your dentist will prepare your teeth, take an impression of your teeth, and then they will insert a temporary crown or bridge.
Afterwards, your dentist will construct crown or bridges, before they will fit the permanent crown or bridge.
Your dream smile is possible with porcelain crowns and bridges in Melbourne.
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