Crowns & Bridges
“I Need a Tooth Replacement…Now What?”
Do you have a cracked or chipped tooth that’s starting to decay? Not only does a rotten tooth ruin the look of your smile, but it’s also painful. Even worse, it could lead to gum disease and further decay.
A dental crown or bridge will help with missing or extracted teeth. It can also help with getting rid of the stabbing pain from your damaged teeth.
Our team at Hills Dental Design is ready to help you with bridges and dental crowns in Pennant Hills. Contact us today to learn more about our tooth gap replacement options.
Types of Dental Bridges/Crowns
Our traditional bridge methodology involves using a prosthetic tooth held in place by two crowns to fix your smile. The solution works efficiently and relieves the pain of decaying teeth.
These supports are similar to the traditional type. The difference is that the pontic relies on one abutment rather than two on either side of the gap.
Implant-Supported Dental Bridges
If you already have an implant, we are happy to design a bridge around your previous procedure. We use titanium implants placed directly in the jawbone. Because of the method, none of your teeth loses their enamel.
Using the backs of the teeth surrounding the decaying individual, we attach metal framework bonds and fill the gap with a porcelain tooth.
Why Should I Get a Dental Bridge or Crown?
Crowns and dental bridges in Pennant Hills do more than fix the aesthetics of your smile. They help:
- Protect weak teeth to avoid fractures
- Restore a fractured or broken tooth
- Cover a chipped implant
- Cover a discoloured or chipped tooth
- Offer an alternative to root canal treatment
- Provide support to the jaw and surrounding teeth
The Dental Crown and Bridge Process and What to Expect
We split our dental crown/bridge process into three separate parts. We’ll work with you through three separate appointments to ensure a full recovery.
The Initial Appointment
We take photos and sometimes x-rays to determine our plan of action. Using these materials, we work with the dental lab team to develop your crown/bridge. Before sending in the specifics, we talk with you to determine the materials we should use and the cosmetic options you prefer.
Before you leave for the day, we use a local anesthetic to numb your mouth and place a temporary bridge in the problem area.
Day 2: The First Fitting
We remove the temporary bridge and check the function and aesthetics of the bridge/crown. We take another impression and send the paperwork to the lab for a pick-up impression. In the end, we put the temporary bridge/crown back in place.
Day 3: The Final Appointment
Our team will place the permanent bridge and crown inside your mouth. We will check for function and aesthetic and send you on your way with care instructions.
Caring for Your Dental Bridge and Crown
At-home care ensures a successful and lasting restoration. Follow these care tips:
- Eat less sugary foods and drinks
- Brush and floss teeth
- Clean the area around the crown and bridge thoroughly
- Schedule routine dental check-ups
Frequency Asked Questions
A temporary bridge doesn’t affect your ability to eat.
If your bridge falls off or breaks, come visit our office to get it fixed.
What Makes Our Office the Right Fit?
We offer highly personalised for every patient. Our bespoke treatment ensures a care plan that is as unique as you.
A Comfortable Environment
Our relaxing atmosphere is one of the things that patients love about us! We make dental appointments enjoyable.
State-of-the-Art Dental Care
We use the leading technology and knowledge of the dental field to ensure you get the highest quality dental bridges and crowns.
Let’s Beautify Your Smile!
Contact our office for bridges and dental crowns in Pennant Hills. Call (02) 9158 6082 or book online today!