If you want to improve your oral health with a dental crown or bridge, you have come to the right place!
Dr Terrance McNeil is a dental practice in the Sydney suburb of Liverpool in NSW and we have been here, providing crowns, bridges and a wide range of other dental treatments for 30 years! Now let’s see exactly what dental crowns are and how they may be of benefit to you.
An introduction to dental crowns and bridges
Typically a dental crown is a prosthesis that covers and protects a broken or damaged tooth and maintains its functionality. Crowns may also be used to enhance teeth for aesthetic reasons. Dental crowns are often used in cases where an existing tooth is so damaged that its structure has become too weak for normal functionality or after an endodontic treatment.
A crown may also be used to replace a missing tooth by having it supported by a dental implant, which is an artificial tooth root.
Crowns also have the ability to reshape teeth that are badly chipped, tilted or rotated. They can also be used to overcome severe discolouration. A good technician can achieve very desirable effects with the proper selection of materials and colours.
Dental bridges are dental products used for people who are missing one or more teeth in their dental arch. Bridges can provide a very cost-effective and high-quality solution.
Dental bridges comprise at least three tooth crowns connected together. The crowns at either end have the role of bridge abutments and they are fitted over the top of modified natural teeth or alternatively on implants to keep the bridge securely in place.
In cases in which there has been proper maintenance, dental bridges can last in excess of 10 to 30 years. The construction materials available include porcelain, ceramic, gold, metal alloys, acrylic and porcelain bonded to metal alloys.
Why should I use The Liverpool Dentist for my crown or bridge?
During our 30 years of operation, our reputation has been impeccable. One of the first things you will notice when you enter the doors of our clinic, is the relaxed atmosphere. You will also notice the enthusiasm of our friendly staff. Our patients will attest that regardless of their needs, they appreciate the relaxed and pleasant atmosphere at our surgery. On top of that, our members of staff are very thorough, efficient and knowledgeable. We keep up with the latest technologies and continually upgrade our skills. People choose us when they are looking for reliable and painless restorative dentistry.
When we talk about dental crowns it is good to know that the The Liverpool Dentist relies on the help of Smiletec Laboratories for the production of the crowns and bridges. In addition, we use only the highest quality dental implants manufactured by Straumann and BioHorizon.
A few additional things that everyone should know about dental crowns and bridges
There are many different types of dental crowns and bridges. Porcelain crowns are considered to be the best solution for almost all situations.
The Liverpool Dentist favours porcelain crowns and bridges because they make the teeth look and feel natural. They look almost identical to your natural teeth. In addition, porcelain is a material that is able to restore the functionality of teeth in the best way.
If you want to extend the life of the crowns you need to maintain them properly. Besides regular dentist check-ups, you need to brush your teeth twice a day and use dental floss too.
There are many people who are wondering whether they should use dental bridge or an implant with a crown. The truth is that there is no universal answer to this question. Your best course of action is to arrange an appointment so that we can advise you on what treatments will work best for you. The dentist will give you all the best options.