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Dental Crowns at Dentists In Annerley, Brisbane

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Strengthening and Enhancing Your Smile

Dental crowns serve as more than just restorative solutions; they act as a protective covering for teeth that have been compromised. At Dentists In Annerley, we employ crowns to restore lost tooth structure and provide essential support. Common reasons for requiring a dental crown include:

  • Teeth that are heavily restored or undermined.
  • Teeth that have undergone root canal treatment.
  • Fractured, broken down, or extensively worn teeth.
  • Teeth with significant changes in shape or color.
  • Traumatised or extensively decayed teeth.
  • Teeth needing additional posterior support.

Crowns offer enhanced strength and durability, safeguarding against potential breaks in weakened teeth. With a variety of materials such as gold, silver, ceramic, and zirconia available, crowns are also widely used for aesthetic enhancements and comprehensive dental restoration.

The Crown Placement Process

  • Initial Assessment: A thorough examination to ascertain the suitability of a crown for your specific dental requirements.
  • Tooth Preparation: Precisely shaping the tooth to ensure a perfect crown fit.
  • Digital scan and Milling: Intra-Oral scan taken and sent to our CEREC machine for in house milling and preparation of the crown
  • Final Crown Fitting: Meticulous placement and adjustment of the permanent crown for optimal function and appearance.

Crown Material
Options

  • Porcelain/Ceramic: Ideal for front teeth, prized for their natural appearance. Available with CEREC Same Day Crowns
  • Gold and Metal Alloys: Best suited for back teeth, renowned for their strength.
  • Porcelain Fused to Metal: Offers a balance of aesthetic appeal and durability.

Why Choose Dental Crowns from Dentists In Annerley?

  • Skilled Craftsmanship: We ensure precision in crown creation for a natural appearance and perfect fit.
  • Cutting-Edge Technology: We utilise the latest dental techniques to deliver the best outcomes.
  • Focus on Patient Comfort: Our priority is to ensure a comfortable and satisfying experience throughout the procedure.

What is CEREC?

CEREC – Same Day Crowns

CEREC crowns are a type of dental crown that are made using computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) technology. This technology allows us to create custom dental crowns in just one dental visit, instead of the multiple appointments required for traditional crowns. With CEREC crowns, we can design and fabricate your new crown in our office, while you wait.

One of the primary benefits of CEREC crowns is their convenience. Instead of scheduling multiple appointments and wearing a temporary crown while you wait for your permanent crown to be fabricated in a dental lab, CEREC crowns can be completed in just one visit. This means you’ll spend less time in the dental chair and more time enjoying your life.

CEREC crowns are also incredibly precise. With the help of CAD/CAM technology, we can create a custom-fit crown that fits your tooth perfectly. This not only ensures optimal function but also provides a natural-looking result that blends seamlessly with your surrounding teeth.

In addition, CEREC crowns are made from high-quality materials that are durable and long-lasting. These crowns are designed to withstand the wear and tear of daily use, so you can enjoy your new smile for years to come.

Finally, CEREC crowns are a cost-effective solution for patients. With fewer appointments and less time spent in the dental chair, you’ll save money on dental visits and avoid the additional cost of temporary crowns.

If you’re in need of a dental crown, CEREC crowns may be the right choice for you. With their convenience, precision, durability, and cost-effectiveness, CEREC crowns offer an excellent solution for many dental patients. To learn more about CEREC crowns or to schedule a consultation, please contact us today. We look forward to helping you achieve your best smile yet!

Advantages Of CEREC

We’re excited to share with you the amazing benefits of CEREC technology, our new offering that’s revolutionizing dental treatments.

1️⃣ One-Visit Crowns: With CEREC, get your dental crown ready in just one visit! Say goodbye to temporary solutions and endless appointments.

2️⃣ Accuracy: Thanks to advanced 3D scanning, we create a crown that fits like a glove and feels like your natural tooth.

3️⃣ Quality: CEREC crowns are made from a solid block of ceramic, providing a durable and long-lasting solution.

4️⃣ Natural Look: Our crowns mimic the color and translucency of your natural teeth, giving you a smile to be proud of.

5️⃣ Comfort: No more temporary crowns and gooey impressions! CEREC relies on a painless digital scan.

6️⃣ Eco-Friendly: CEREC helps us go green by eliminating the need for disposable items.

7️⃣ Convenience: Get your quality crown in just one visit, saving you time and unnecessary visits.

8️⃣ Safe: Your health matters. CEREC crowns are bio-compatible, reducing the risk of allergic reactions.

🔟 Control Your Dental Health: Don’t delay necessary treatments due to time constraints. With CEREC, maintain your oral health easily and efficiently.

Embrace a seamless, efficient, and quality dental care experience with CEREC. Don’t hesitate to contact us for more information or to schedule your appointment. Let’s transform your smile, one tooth at a time!

Dental Bridges at Dentists In Annerley, Brisbane

Bridging the Gap for a Complete and Functional Smile

Dental bridges are a key treatment option at Dentists In Annerley for restoring smiles that have been compromised by missing teeth. A dental bridge effectively fills the space left by one or more missing teeth, anchoring an artificial tooth or teeth to the adjacent natural teeth.

Why Opt for a Dental Bridge?

  • Tooth Loss Solutions: Bridges are ideal for replacing missing teeth, thereby restoring both the function and aesthetic appeal of your smile.
  • Preventing Shifting: They help prevent the remaining teeth from moving out of place, which could lead to bite issues and other oral health problems.
  • Enhanced Aesthetics: Custom-designed to blend with your natural teeth, bridges significantly improve the overall look of your smile.
  • Dental implant may not be suitable: In some cases an implant may not be suitable, such as lack of bone, immunosuppression, certain bleeding disorder, psychiatric conditions, and other factors which are patient specific.

What are the Different Types of Dental Bridges?

  • Traditional Bridges: Consist of crowns placed on either side of the missing tooth, with a false tooth in between. Suited for situations where there are natural teeth on both sides of the gap.
  • Cantilever Bridges: Appropriate when there are supporting teeth on only one side of the missing tooth.
  • Maryland Bridges: Feature a false tooth supported by a framework that is bonded onto the back of two adjacent teeth.
  • Implant-Supported Bridges: Rely on dental implants for support instead of crowns or frameworks, making them a great choice for replacing multiple missing teeth.
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The Bridge Placement Process

  • Consultation and Planning: Our team will assess your dental health to identify the most suitable type of bridge for your situation.
  • Preparation of Adjacent Teeth: For traditional and cantilever bridges, the adjacent teeth are prepared to anchor the bridge.
  • Intra-Oral Scan then milling using CEREC
  • Final Bridge Placement: The permanent bridge is carefully fitted, adjusted, and then cemented into place.
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Caring for Your Dental Bridge

Good oral hygiene is crucial for the longevity of your dental bridge. Regular brushing, flossing, and routine dental check-ups are essential to maintain its condition.

Schedule Your Bridge Consultation

If you’re missing teeth and considering a dental bridge, contact Dentists In Annerley for a consultation. Our experienced team is committed to restoring your smile with expertly designed and crafted dental bridges.

Why Do I Need A Crown?

Crowns are a great option for replacing lost tooth structure and providing tooth support. Our dental crowns in Brisbane are most commonly used for teeth that are: 

  • Undermined or heavily restored
  • Root canal treated
  • Fractured or broken down
  • Extensively worn down
  • Altered in shape or colour
  • Traumatized
  • Extensively decayed
  • Needing extra posterior support

Dental crowns acts as a helmet on a tooth by giving it extra strength and durability. This can help prevent a significant break in an already compromised tooth. Dental crowns come in various types of materials, including gold, silver, ceramic and zirconia. Crowns are also commonly used for aesthetic and restorative reasons.

FAQs

A dental crown is a custom-made restoration that covers the entire surface of a tooth above the gum line. It’s used to restore a tooth’s shape, size, strength, and appearance. Crowns are recommended for teeth that are broken, weakened by decay, have large fillings, or need cosmetic enhancement.

A dental bridge is a fixed prosthetic device used to replace one or more missing teeth. It consists of artificial teeth (pontics) anchored by crowns fitted onto the natural teeth or implants on either side of the gap. Bridges restore the functionality and appearance of missing teeth and prevent the remaining teeth from shifting.

A dental crown may be needed to protect a weakened tooth from breaking, restore a broken or worn tooth, cover and support a tooth with a large filling when there isn’t much tooth left, hold a dental bridge in place, cover a dental implant, or for cosmetic modification.

Crowns and bridges can be made from various materials, including porcelain, ceramic, composite resin, metal alloys (like gold or other metal alloys), or a combination of these materials. Porcelain and ceramic crowns can be matched to the color of your natural teeth.

With proper care, dental crowns and bridges can last for many years. On average, they may last between 5 to 15 years, or even longer. Their longevity depends on good oral hygiene practices and avoiding habits like teeth grinding, clenching, and chewing hard foods.

The process of getting a crown or bridge typically involves minimal discomfort. Local anesthesia is used to numb the area, so you shouldn’t feel any pain during the procedure. Some mild soreness or sensitivity may be experienced after the anesthesia wears off, but it usually subsides quickly.

Dental crowns and bridges require the same level of care as your natural teeth. This includes brushing twice a day, flossing daily (using floss threaders for bridges), and regular dental check-ups and cleanings. Avoid chewing hard foods and ice to prevent damage.

The cost of crowns and bridges varies depending on the material used, the complexity of the procedure, and geographic location. Generally, bridges may cost more due to their complexity. Many dental insurance plans provide some coverage for these restorations.

Many dental insurance plans offer partial coverage for crowns and bridges, especially when they are needed for restorative purposes. Coverage can vary, so it’s important to check your individual policy or consult with your insurance provider.

Getting a crown or bridge usually requires at least two visits to the dentist. The first visit involves preparing the teeth, taking impressions, and placing a temporary crown or bridge. The permanent crown or bridge is usually ready to be fitted in about two weeks.

If a crown or bridge is chipped or cracked, it may be possible to repair it, depending on the extent of the damage. Small chips can often be repaired with a resin composite. However, if the damage is extensive, the crown or bridge may need to be replaced. Regular dental check-ups can help detect any damage early, allowing for timely repairs or replacements.

A filling is used to repair a small area of tooth decay, typically when the damage is not extensive. It involves removing the decayed portion and filling the space with a restorative material. A crown, on the other hand, is used when a larger portion of the tooth is damaged or decayed. It covers the entire visible part of the tooth, providing strength and protection.

Alternatives to crowns include onlays or inlays, which are partial crowns that cover a portion of a damaged tooth. For bridges, alternatives include dental implants or removable partial dentures. The choice of alternative depends on the specific dental needs, overall oral health, and personal preferences of the patient.

Crowns and bridges restore the functionality and appearance of damaged or missing teeth. They help maintain the alignment of surrounding teeth, improve chewing and speaking ability, and protect weakened teeth from further damage. By restoring missing teeth, bridges also help prevent the remaining teeth from shifting, which can lead to bite problems and other oral health issues.

Dental crowns and bridges have high success rates when properly cared for. With good oral hygiene and regular dental visits, crowns and bridges can last many years. The success rate also depends on the material used and the patient’s oral habits, such as avoiding chewing hard objects or grinding teeth.

Yes, crowns and bridges can be used for cosmetic purposes. Crowns can improve the appearance of misshapen, discolored, or badly damaged teeth. Bridges can replace missing teeth, enhancing the overall appearance of the smile. Both restorations can be made from materials that closely match natural teeth, offering a cosmetic improvement.

After getting a crown or bridge, it’s normal to experience some sensitivity to temperature and pressure, which usually subsides within a few days. It’s important to practice good oral hygiene and avoid chewing hard foods with the restoration. Regular dental check-ups are necessary to monitor the condition of the crown or bridge.

While crowns and bridges are restorations that sit on top of natural teeth or gums, dental implants involve placing a titanium post into the jawbone, which serves as a foundation for a crown, bridge, or denture. Implants are a more invasive procedure but provide a stable and long-lasting solution. They also help preserve jawbone health, which is not the case with traditional crowns and bridges.

Delaying the placement of a crown or bridge can lead to further deterioration of the affected tooth or teeth. It can also cause shifting of adjacent teeth, bite problems, and additional stress on other teeth, potentially leading to more extensive and costly dental work in the future.

Yes, temporary crowns and bridges are often used to protect the teeth while the permanent restoration is being made. Temporary restorations help maintain tooth alignment, provide functionality, and protect the prepared teeth from sensitivity and damage. They are typically made of acrylic and are not as durable as permanent crowns and bridges.