Dental Crowns and Bridges in Hampton & Fairfield VIC
Crowns are full coverage restorations that help us preserve your teeth when it has been treated with a root canal, severely injured, crack or traumatized or affected by deep cavities. A crown covers the entire tooth surface above the gum lines, making it look as if it were the tooth itself. Each of our cosmetic dental crowns is made of tooth-colored materials, such as porcelain or a similar material. The color of the material is very closely matched to the color of adjacent teeth, allowing the final restoration to blend in with the overall smile. When paired with other types of cosmetic therapies, our crowns can help you restore the ideal appearance that you want from your smile.
The Crown Process
We offer both conventional crown therapy as well as same day crown treatments. Traditional crowns require two appointments, with the tooth prepared and an impression taken at the first visit, and the permanent crown bonded into place about two weeks later. Same-day CEREC crowns are made and delivered in just one appointment, preventing the need to return for a separate visit. Just like porcelain crowns, same-day crowns are made of durable and aesthetically pleasing materials that enhance the appearance of the teeth.
Without a crown, compromised teeth are not able to withstand normal biting and chewing forces. Those teeth that are severely fractured, cracked or decayed would continue to decompose, as a filling is not adequate for restoring them to a normal state.
Replace Missing Teeth with Dental Bridges
Fixed dental bridges are similar to crowns, with a non-functional crown suspended between two functional crowns. The functional crowns are anchored over healthy teeth while the false crown replaces a tooth (or two) that has been lost to disease or trauma.
Crown and Bridge Materials
At Sparkle Dental Care in Melbourne we offer several types of crown materials so that our patients can choose the one that best fits their need. Some examples of material selections include porcelain, zirconia and gold. The material chosen will depend on the location of the crown and the aesthetic preferences of our patients.
Our dentists will thoroughly review the benefits of each of the materials with you, so that you can select the one that is most appropriate.
Same Day Crowns
We are proud to offer same day in-house crowns. Thanks to our on-site CEREC technology, our patients can reduce their crown appointments from two to one. Traditional crowns require two visits, usually two weeks apart from one another. CEREC crowns are prepared, made and delivered during a single appointment. This allows you do complete any necessary treatment all at the same time to avoid multiple trips to our office.
To find out more information about our crown and bridge treatments, or to schedule an exam, call us today.