Dental Crowns & Bridges Perth

Dental Crowns and Bridges in Perth?

Dental bridges and crowns are fixed prosthetic devices that are cemented onto existing teeth or implants by a dentist.

If you have a tooth that’s been weakened or cracked and needs protection from breaking or if you have a dental bridge that needs to be supported, your dentist will suggest a crown.  A crown will also cover a dental implant and cover a misaligned tooth.

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What Are Dental Crowns?

A dental crown is used in order to restore the shape, strength and appearance of teeth which have been damaged, broken or have large cavities. It is composed of a tooth-shaped cap, made using porcelain  (or porcelain combined with other materials), which fits over and around the existing tooth.

And can be used when the tooth has become very worn, or if there is a need to protect the tooth after a root canal procedure. A crown can also encase cracks caused by trauma or old fillings so that further damage or extraction is avoided.

This also greatly improves the appearance of the tooth. A dental crown only covers the tooth above the gum line and is fused to the existing tooth for comfort and convenience.

How the crown-making process works?

Your dentist will take an impression of your damaged tooth using an intra-oral scanner, which is a thin hand-held device which will take pictures inside your mouth.  The process is quick, easy and comfortable.

This impression is then sent to a dental laboratory where a dental technician will use them to create your crown. It will be custom designed for you so that it fits over your existing tooth.

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Same Day Dental Crowns

The Applecross Dentist offers same-day dental crowns and veneers. This is made possible through the use of our CEREC technology, which allows our cosmetic dentists to create and fit your dental crowns, veneers, inlays, and onlays in a single visit.

For patients, CEREC offers a faster, more convenient way to get the dental care they need. For practitioners, CEREC provides a more efficient workflow and allows them to offer their patients the latest in dental technology.

What is a dental bridge?

Dental bridges are used to replace one or more missing teeth. They can be a solution for those suffering from multiple decayed, damaged or missing teeth: a dental bridge can fill a gap with one or more artificial (false) teeth.

A bridge is typically made of crowns on either side of the missing tooth (or teeth) supporting the false tooth and it is cemented in place. Dental bridges can help if you have a missing tooth or teeth.

The most common causes of missing teeth are gum disease, tooth decay, and injury. Or, alternatively, you may have been born with missing teeth due to a congenital condition. To get a dental bridge, you need healthy teeth on either side of the missing ones.  You can have a bridge fitted on your front teeth.

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What are the advantages of a dental bridge?

Your teeth work together. If a tooth is missing, nearby teeth can move into the empty space. The teeth in your opposite jaw can also move up or down toward the space. This can cause bite problems, difficulties in chewing, and pain in your jaw.  Missing teeth may also lead to self-consciousness and embarrassment about one’s appearance. A dental bridge will allow you to speak more clearly as well if the gap has caused speech problems.

If you are looking for an alternative way to restore your missing tooth then a dental implant is a solution.

How long does the procedure take?

You will need at least two appointments.  During the first one, your dentist will prepare your mouth for the insertion of the crown/s, which will usually involve the removal of some enamel on the teeth next to the gap.  She will also take scans of your teeth so that a dental laboratory can create false teeth and crowns.  A temporary bridge will be inserted to protect the exposed area of your mouth.

For your second visit, she will remove this temporary bridge and insert the new one. It is not a painful procedure. You may need to return to make sure that the bridge is comfortable and is fitting properly.

You will need to be cautious for about a week when eating hard food, but after that, it will feel entirely normal again.


How to look after your dental bridge and keep it in good condition?

Dental bridges are a great way to restore your smile after tooth loss. But like anything else, they require proper care and maintenance to stay in good condition. Here are some tips for how to care for your dental bridge:

  • Brush twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste.
  • Floss daily using an interdental brush or a floss threader.
  • Visit your dentist regularly for checkups and cleanings.
  • Avoid chewing hard foods (ice, hard candy) that can damage your dental bridge.

If you take good care of your dental bridge, it can last for many years. But if you have any problems with your bridge, be sure to see your dentist right away.

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Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any questions about dental crowns and bridges please read common FAQs or contact us today for more information.

If you have a tooth that’s been weakened or cracked and needs protection from breaking or if you have a dental bridge that needs to be supported, your dentist will suggest a crown.  A crown will also cover a dental implant and cover a misaligned tooth.

The cost of dental crowns and bridges can vary depending on the materials used and the dentist you see. As every treatment is individual, your dentist will discuss the payment options when you have your consultation. 

No, the process is not painful and your dentist will always make sure that you are comfortable.

A typical dental bridge has two crowns placed on the teeth on either side of the gap and they are attached to and anchor the false tooth. When it is done, it will look completely natural.

Generally, it will last for at least 10 years, and up to 15 years.

If you look after your teeth correctly, the bridge will last for many years without any complications. It could fail if the surrounding teeth decay or if the cement deteriorates: however, if the bridge comes loose and the supporting teeth are still healthy and intact, your dentist may be able to re-attach it with new cement.

Dentures are removable and are a cheaper option.

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