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190 Cranbourne Rd, Frankston VIC 3199

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Crowns and Bridges

Crowns and Bridges Treatment at Peninsula Dental Frankston Vic

Crown is a treatment option for weak tooth.

Crowns are one of the best treatment option to save and strengthen your tooth.

Teeth can be weakened for several reasons such as trauma, large restoration, root canal treated teeth and age related wear and tear.

Crowns are also known as a cap. It can be made of Porcelain, Gold, Porcelain fused to metal, Zirconia etc.

We will discuss with you the choice of material that best suits you.

Dental bridges are a great solution to replace missing teeth. Your existing teeth are used to literally create a bridge to cross the area where your tooth is missing.

Bridges are made from gold, metal, alloys or porcelain to ensure that they are strong and durable.

Process

The process of creating a bridge begins by creating ‘abutments’ out of your existing teeth where the bridge will be attached.

These existing teeth are recontoured to provide a strong base for the bridge. After the abutments have been created, a mould is taken of the area which is sent to our dental laboratory.

The lab is able to use the mould to create a bridge that will fit properly, and feel as close to your natural teeth as possible. The bridge consists of two crowns on either end for the abutments and a pontic (the new tooth that replaces your missing tooth).

We will fit you with a temporary bridge while we wait for the lab to craft your permanent bridge. This will protect the abutments and the exposed gum areas and look more appealing than having a missing tooth.

When the Permanent Bridge Has Been Created

You will have a follow up visit to set the bridge.

It will be placed on the abutments and our dentist will then use an adhesive to make sure that the bridge is set firmly.

The bridge may take a little while to get used to, but after a few days it should feel like you have your own teeth back again.

You should eat soft foods for the first few days after having your bridge placed. After the initial period you will be find eating a lot easier.

If you are missing a tooth you should strongly consider having it replaced.

Apart from the aesthetic disadvantage of missing a tooth, it could also cause structural changes to your mouth and jaw as well as making it difficult for you to eat or speak properly.

Still have a few questions or want to book in for a consult?

Phone: 03 8790 0320
Email: admin@peninsuladental.com.au
Address: 190 Cranbourne Rd, Frankston VIC 3199