Dental Crowns Brisbane
Severely damaged or decayed teeth can negatively impact your overall dental structure. If left untreated, initial problems can lead to a myriad of issues including gum disease, tooth breakage and even tooth loss.
Used as a highly effective means of restoring damaged teeth, crowns and bridges can be an extremely successful treatment. At Dental Pearls, crowns and bridges can prove to be of great benefit when it comes to preventing further oral health concerns.
Dental Crowns Brisbane
A crown is one of the most effective options available when attempting to save a tooth which is in need of added strength and security. Crowns can be made from a variety of materials including gold, porcelain (combined with a strengthening metal) or pure ceramic porcelain. In each case, the materials are composed in a way which enables high durability. Where ceramic materials such as porcelain are used, the effect is overwhelmingly natural in appearance.
Constructed like a cap, the crown serves to protect the underlying surface and structure of the tooth
Dental crowns are often used following root canal treatments. Where root canal treatment has been conducted to save a tooth, the placement of a crown provides improved functionality and appearance.
In more severe cases, we can offer additional treatment for tooth loss and damage by employing the use of a bridge in conjunction with a crown. To best determine which type of crown you need, we will need to perform a thorough assessment of your teeth, your bite and your smile. We also offer dental implants to replace missing or severely damaged teeth.
A bridge restores a missing tooth or multiple teeth, by ‘bridging’ the gap with an artificial replacement composed from the same material as that of a crown.
For placement of the bridge, a crown is employed as a supporting feature and positioned on the teeth either side of the area of tooth loss. This acts as a bridge to stabilise and anchor the bridge in place, closing the gap in the process.
As with crowns, bridges are designed to complement your tooth’s natural colour and composition. Bridges could be considered less invasive and simpler to treat patients with compared to dental implants, and often prove more comfortable than dentures.
Dental Crowns and Bridges | Brisbane
Dental crowns and bridges can last for decades depending on how well you look after your oral health. The tooth protected by the dental crown is still susceptible to gum disease so it is important you attend regular dental check-ups. When you visit Dental Pearls in Brisbane, we will assess your oral health and determine the best course of action for you
For any further information about the range of treatments that we have to offer, or to make an appointment, please do not hesitate to contact us and a member of our friendly team will do their best to help you.
The method of mending a chipped tooth will depend on the severity of the damage. We will first evaluate how deep the damage goes and whether the chip has caused nerve injury or damage. If you’ve only suffered a chip, we’ll restore the appearance of the tooth with a tooth-coloured filling. If there is nerve damage, we’ll carry out a root canal and place a crown on the tooth.
Yes, a chipped tooth needs to be repaired as soon as possible. When the tooth gets broken in any way, it weakens the protective top layer of your teeth (enamel) which means the tooth is more prone to damage. If a chipped tooth doesn’t get treated it can also lead to serious dental infections.