Who is next in line for a Crown? #GOT

Do you have a broken or damaged tooth as a result of an incident or untreated tooth decay? Research shows the number of people suffering from untreated tooth decay has risen. This can be a result of increased consumption of sugar and acidic foods. Good news! Broken or missing teeth can be fixed with a dental crown or bridge. Will you be the next to wear a crown? Find out more information today, call Putney Dental Care on (02) 9808 2588.

What is a Dental Crown and Bridge?

A dental crown is a fixed prosthetic cap which is cemented over a cracked, broken, discoloured or implanted tooth. Unlike other removable dental devices such as dentures, crowns are fixed onto the tooth or tooth implant. They are typically used to strengthen the tooth and prevent further damage and dental discomfort, as well as improving the tooth’s appearance, shape and alignment. To improve the shape and contour of pre-existing teeth, crown tooth material is used due to high strength and aesthetic properties.

Crowns are made from a variety of materials, including ceramic materials such as E-Max.  Porcelain or ceramic crowns can be matched to the colour and tone of your natural teeth. At Putney Dental Care, we offer a range of dental crowns to suit the variety of clients needs. Click here to find out more on dental crowns.

A Dental Crown is recommended to:

  • Restore a fractured or broken tooth
  • Protect and strengthen a weak tooth from a fracture
  • Cover a dental implant
  • Cover and protect a tooth that has had a root canal treatment
  • Attach to a bridge

On the other hand, a dental bridge is recommended when a patient is missing a tooth or multiple teeth. Missing teeth can have a negative impact on your bite and dental health. Untreated missing teeth can lead to the development of gum disease and temporomandibular disorders. Bridges are cemented to the natural tooth or implant surrounding the empty space. The natural tooth or implant are known as an ‘abutment’, which anchors the bridge to the jaw. Click here for more information on bridge tooth replacement and dental bridge repair.

A common question Putney Dental Care gets when it comes to dental crowns and bridges is:

How long do dental crowns and bridges last?

Crowns and bridges are expected to last for more than 10 years, however every patient is different. These devices may become loose or fall out over time. Good oral hygiene is essential to ensure the longevity of your crown or bridge.

Call Putney Dental Care today to find out more about crowns and bridges. If you have broken, fractured or missing teeth, don’t delay, and reach your crowning achievement today. For more information on other services, visit our webpage www.putneydentalcare.com.au