Dental Crown & Bridge Fittings in North Lakes
A simpler alternative to dentures and implants
Dental crown and bridge work serves a dual purpose as both restorative and cosmetic treatment. They will repair any damage to teeth whilst looking natural and feeling comfortable in your mouth. At Mango Hill Dental, we use only the best quality materials, so you can be sure that your dental crown and bridge work will last for many years to come.
Dental Crowns: Restoring Your Smile
A dental crown is a natural-looking cap for your teeth, custom-made for you to ensure the perfect fit and colour match. Crowns are a great way to restore the strength of a tooth that has been weakened due to damage or decay. Once fitted, it will look and feel just like a natural tooth.
Dental Crown Procedure At Mango Hill
The first step towards fitting a dental crown is to reshape the existing tooth so that the cap can be securely fitted over the top of it. Once your dentist has completed this minor procedure, they will take an impression of the tooth which will be used to make your bespoke crown to be fitted at a later appointment.
Dental Bridges: Replacing Missing Teeth
A dental bridge is simply a row of several crowns joined together, which can be used to strengthen damaged teeth and fill spaces where teeth have been extracted or lost. Having a bridge fitted will give you a natural-looking, gap-free smile without having to use a denture. A dental bridge is made using the teeth on either side as a structural support rather than using an implant.
Dental Bridge Procedure At Mango Hill
In order to fit a dental bridge, your dentist will start by reshaping the teeth that will hold it in place. Once your teeth are the perfect shape, your dentist will take an impression of the area to be covered by the bridge in order for your bespoke device to be made. You’ll be given a temporary bridge to wear until the permanent one is ready, at which time you’ll return to the dentist to have it fitted.
Is Crown And Bridge Work Right For Me?
We recommend dental crowns for patients looking to restore the natural appearance or function of a single tooth. Crowns are perfect to correct the look of a tooth that is cracked, chipped, weakened or heavily filled. A dental bridge is recommended for patients looking to repair teeth that are too damaged to hold fillings but the surrounding teeth remain strong.
Providing Excellence in Restorative Treatments
As with all of the procedures we perform here in North Lakes, we take your comfort and pain management seriously for dental crown and bridge fittings. We aim for you to have the best experience possible. Make sure you speak with our highly qualified dentists and reception staff about what to expect from your appointments with us.
- Anaesthetic will wear off between 1-3 hours post procedure
- Recovery times depend on if a root canal or extensive dental work was needed prior to crowning
- Do not chew food on the numb side until feeling has returned
- For a temporary crown, avoid chewy or hard food and pulling floss up
- Hot, cold and pressure sensitivity may be present for a few days or weeks
- The injection/extraction site may feel a little sore for a few days
- Brush and floss your teeth carefully
- Avoid flossing “up” for 24 hours and instead slide floss out
- Take pain medication if needed – speak to your dentist about what you can take