A crown or cap is used to protect a tooth that has been damaged to such an extent that it has lost a substantial part of its structure. In this case, repairing a tooth with a filling isn’t an option as it would not be strong enough. Instead, a crown will cover up the entire tooth, protecting it and sealing it completely so bacteria cannot enter. A crown will restore the tooth’s structure and strength so you can use it to bite and chew without risk of fractures. We can provide you with beautiful, strong ceramic crowns that can look even better than your original tooth. In certain cases we can provide CEREC crowns. These are strong, all-ceramic crowns that are milled from a single block of porcelain while you wait, so you will only need a single visit to our practice.
St Vincent’s Dental Centre will suggest a bridge to replace one or more adjacent teeth. A bridge is supported with crowns that are fitted over the teeth adjacent to the gap and it is important these teeth are strong enough to provide sufficient support. The crowns are attached to the replacement teeth, each of which is called a pontic to form a strong, stable and long-lasting restoration that is cemented in place. Our all-porcelain bridges can look amazing, restoring both function and appearance and are ideal for replacing missing front teeth where aesthetics are particularly important.
When planning a crown or bridge, we take an enormous amount of care in determining the shade and design of the restoration which will be made by experienced technicians under our guidance. Every crown and bridge is precisely made using the most modern porcelains so the result will be a restoration that blends in seamlessly with your own teeth. Here at St Vincent’s Dental Centre, we never fit any restoration unless it meets our extremely high standards as we want you to feel confident and happy with the results.
Schedule a consultation online or give us a call on (03) 9419 7022. We are located at 3/55 Victoria Parade, Fitzroy, Victoria 3065.
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