Restore damaged or missing teeth
Restore damaged or missing teeth with dental crowns and bridges from Carnegie Dental Group
If you have a severely damaged tooth, dental crowns are often the most effective restorative dental treatment available. While fillings, inlays and onlays are good for treating decay, while dental crowns protect a structurally weak tooth from further damage.
Reasons for needing dental crowns include:
- Extensive filling
- Root canal therapy
- Severe chip or crack
Keeping a natural tooth is better for your oral health
A natural tooth is important for more than eating and speaking. Each tooth plays an important role in the health of your gums and jaws. When you chew the pressure exerted in your bite stimulates the jawbone, which helps to maintain healthy jawbone. When you lose a tooth this adversely affects jawbone health. Each tooth plays a role in the health of the teeth around it. When you lose a tooth the teeth on either side of the gap will eventually start to shift in order to close the gap. This leads to crooked teeth and a bad bite.
By protecting a tooth with a dental crown not only do you help to prevent the need for that tooth to be extracted, you are also looking after the rest of your health.
The dental crown procedure
This restorative treatment takes three appointments.
- The first appointment is the initial consultation where one of our friendly Carnegie Dental Group dentists will examine your oral health and take x-rays.
- The next appointment is where your tooth is prepared, a mould is taken and the temporary crown is placed. The mould is sent off the lab where your dental crown will be fabricated.
- The final appointment is where your temporary crown is replaced with the more permanent restoration.
Dental crowns can be made from a variety of materials depending on which tooth is being treated. For most teeth porcelain-on-metal or porcelain-on-gold is the preferred option. This is because metal and gold are much stronger than porcelain so these materials can withstand the pressure of your bite. A layer of porcelain is placed over the metal or gold for aesthetic reasons.
If looked after, dental crowns can last between 8 to 10 years. As with all restorative treatments we strongly recommend you visit Carnegie Dental Group so we may monitor the health of your restoration as well as your overall oral health.
The dental bridge procedure
A dental bridge is made of two dental crowns and a false tooth fused together. This restorative treatment is more affordable than dental implant treatment and an effective tooth replacement option. The procedure is similar to dental crown with the exception that two teeth will be prepared instead of one. Similar to dental crowns, a dental bridge will last up to 8 to 10 years depending on how well they are looked after.
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For many years Mark used to grind his teeth. They were worn and broken. He had enough of them breaking all the time and having to go to the dentist to get them fixed. And he wanted to look good.
Mary could not cope with lower full denture – it popped out, it hurt and chewing was poor. 2 implants helped retain and stabilise the denture and now life is just so much more enjoyable.
Crowns can last many years but eventually they may need to be replaced or the supporting teeth may need extraction. After losing a few teeth, Alice decided it was time to fix things up.
Andrew’s lower teeth were failing. They had to be extracted. Andrew made a firm decision to not suffer eating ungraciously for the rest of his life. He wanted the best replacement available.
Dawn wanted to smile confidently and proudly. After multiple root canal treatments she lost her front tooth. That was enough to motivate Dawn to opt for the best treatment available to enhance her smile. Now she can’t stop smiling.