Porcelain crowns and bridges can restore the form and function of your teeth.
If your tooth has experienced extensive damage or your tooth is missing, Dr Joffe may recommend a dental crown or bridge to restore your smile.
What is a dental crown?
Crowns cover a single damaged tooth to restore its structure, shape and function. The damaged part of a tooth is removed and replaced with a permanent prosthetic cap. This technique strengthens and protects weakened teeth from further damage and can also improve the appearance of a discoloured or a misshapen tooth. Crowns are generally recommended for teeth that have had large fillings that continue to break, or have large chips or cracks in the enamel.
Dental crowns are a great option for patients as they provide a stable restoration to a damaged or weakened tooth while simultaneously providing a cosmetically pleasing solution that patients can smile about.
Receiving your dental crown is a three step process…
If you require a dental crown your process will include:
- Your initial consultation for a comprehensive assessment of the tooth (or teeth) that are causing you pain or are damaged.
- If a crown is deemed your best option, Dr Joffe will discuss all aspects of the treatment prior to commencing. Dr Joffe will then prepare the tooth by shaping it appropriately and taking an impression of your newly shaped tooth. Dr Joffe will then fit a temporary crown so you can smile with confidence until your permanent crown arrives. The impression will then be sent to the laboratory where your custom-made crown will be created.
- Your third appointment will include Dr Joffe removing the temporary crown and fitting the permanent crown, where you can inspect your new restoration and approve it before it is cemented permanently into place.
Dental bridges are very similar to crowns and are used to ‘bridge’ the gap left by a missing tooth…
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Bridges are used to replace a single tooth or multiple teeth that have been completely removed. Bridges rely on existing tooth structures on either side of the missing teeth which are prepared with a crown and fused to prosthetic teeth to “bridge” the gap. The process is very similar to the dental crown process and involves three or more crowns fused together to create a prosthetic appliance which are then cemented to the two prepared teeth sitting adjacent to the site of tooth loss. By doing so we can effectively replace your missing teeth!