Crowns and Bridges
Missing and damaged teeth are problematic—and not just because of aesthetics. When teeth are missing or damaged, it can be embarrassing to smile. It can also be difficult to chew, so people may find themselves avoiding their favourite healthy foods. Not fixing a damaged tooth can lead to the loss of that tooth. Not filling in the space left by one or two missing teeth can lead to more missing teeth.
Depending on your situation, restorative dental work, including crowns and bridges, can give you back the form and function of your smile.
At Paddington Dentistry, we are proud to offer our patients high-quality, natural-looking restorations to enhance a damaged smile.
Dental crowns are tooth covers that go on top of a damaged or weakened tooth. They are sometimes called tooth caps because of the way they fit on a tooth. There are many purposes for dental crowns, including:
- To strengthen a back molar that has been weakened or fractured because of a large filling. When too much of the tooth structure has been removed because of decay, replacing the filling is not an option. A dental crown will cover the tooth and strengthen it so it can withstand the force of chewing.
- To prevent a tooth that has had a root canal from breaking. A root canal requires the removal of the living tissue from a tooth root when it becomes infected. Removing the tooth pulp and nerves mean the remaining tooth structure becomes brittle. A dental crown protects the tooth and gives it back full function.
- To cover up a tooth that is misshapen, stained, or damaged. This will ensure an aesthetic look as well as a tooth that functions properly.
- To hold a dental bridge in place. Crowns may be placed on the two teeth adjacent to a space in the mouth where the bridge is attached.
Dr Nick Nabavi, Dr Harry Hagis and Dr Lindsay Feigen provide patients with customised, high-quality crowns that are similar in structure to the natural teeth. The final restoration will blend in seamlessly for a natural look.
Missing teeth can make it challenging to chew and speak properly. It can also cause undue wear on the healthy teeth in your mouth as you make adjustments in the way you chew to compensate for the gap. Eventually, you could find yourself facing the loss of additional teeth.
A dental bridge literally bridges the space in your mouth left by missing teeth. It restores your ability to chew properly, and it prevents your other teeth from shifting.
Bridges are a connected series of artificial teeth that are crafted from state-of-the-art materials to blend in with your own teeth. Once the bridge is placed, it looks completely natural.
Call Paddington Dentistry to Learn More
We believe that everyone deserves a smile that looks good and functions well. Let Dr Nabavi, Dr Feigen, or Dr Hagis meet with you to talk about restoring your teeth with a dental crown or bridge at our Paddington, NSW dental clinic. We invite you to call and book a consult.