Crowns and Bridges
Restoring Function and Aesthetics
Crown and bridge dentistry is a branch of restorative dentistry that focuses on repairing and replacing damaged or missing teeth. Crowns and bridges are dental prosthetic devices that serve different purposes:
A dental crown, also known as a cap, is a custom-made restoration that covers and protects a damaged or weakened tooth. It restores the tooth’s shape, size, strength, and appearance, allowing it to function properly. Crowns are commonly used to treat teeth with extensive decay, cracks, fractures, or after root canal therapy.
A dental bridge is used to replace one or more missing teeth by bridging the gap between two healthy teeth or dental implants. It consists of artificial teeth, called pontics, which are anchored to adjacent teeth or implants. Dental bridges restore your ability to chew and speak properly, prevent teeth from shifting, and enhance your smile’s aesthetics.
Why might a person need crowns and bridges?
Tooth Decay and Damage
Teeth that are severely decayed, cracked, or fractured may require dental crowns to restore their strength and protect them from further damage. Crowns provide a durable and natural-looking solution to preserving damaged teeth.
Gaps from missing teeth can cause various issues, such as difficulty chewing, speech problems, and an altered bite. Dental bridges offer a fixed and stable solution to replace missing teeth, restoring your ability to bite, chew, and speak confidently.
Crowns and bridges not only restore functionality but also improve the appearance of your smile. They can enhance the shape, colour, and alignment of your teeth, resulting in a more natural and attractive smile.
Support for Dental Implants
Dental crowns are often used in conjunction with dental implants, which are artificial tooth roots placed in the jawbone. Crowns are attached to the implants to replace individual missing teeth, providing a sturdy and long-lasting solution.
By offering crowns and bridges in dentistry, Newcastle Dental Care aims to help patients regain optimal oral function, improve their smile’s aesthetics, and enhance their overall oral health and well-being.
Why Choose Us?
When it comes to crowns and bridges in dentistry, we stand out for several reasons. Here are some compelling reasons why patients choose us for their dental needs:
Expertise and Experience
Our dental team consists of skilled professionals who have extensive experience in placing crowns and bridges. We stay up-to-date with the latest advancements in restorative dentistry to provide our patients with the highest quality of care.
We offer a full range of dental services, including crowns, bridges, dental implants, and other restorative treatments. Our practise provides a one-stop solution for all your dental needs, ensuring a seamless and convenient experience.
Personalised Treatment Plans
We understand that every patient is unique and that their dental needs vary. Our team takes the time to listen to your concerns, conduct a thorough examination, and create personalised treatment plans tailored to your specific requirements. We strive to achieve optimal results while considering your preferences and budget.
Our practise is equipped with state-of-the-art dental technology, including digital imaging, 3D scanning, and computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) systems. These advanced tools allow for precise diagnosis, treatment planning, and the creation of custom-made crowns and bridges with exceptional accuracy.
Patient Comfort and Care
We prioritise patient comfort and strive to create a relaxing and welcoming environment. Our friendly staff is dedicated to providing compassionate care, ensuring you feel at ease throughout your dental visit.
Commitment to Quality
At our practise, we are committed to delivering the highest quality of dental care. We use high-grade materials for our crowns and bridges, ensuring durability, functionality, and aesthetics. Our meticulous attention to detail guarantees optimal results and patient satisfaction.
Choosing Newcastle Dental Care means choosing a dental team dedicated to restoring your oral health and helping you achieve a beautiful and functional smile. We are here to provide you with exceptional crown and bridge dentistry, combining skill, technology, and personalised care.
Frequently Asked Questions
With proper care and maintenance, crowns and bridges can last for many years, typically between 10 and 15 years or even longer. Regular dental checkups and good oral hygiene practises are essential for their longevity.
Modern dental materials and techniques allow us to create crowns and bridges that closely resemble natural teeth in both appearance and comfort. They are custom-made to fit your mouth, ensuring a comfortable and natural-looking result.
The process of getting a crown or bridge typically requires two or more dental visits. On the first visit, your tooth is prepared, impressions are made, and a temporary restoration is installed. In subsequent visits, the final restoration is fabricated and securely placed.
Yes, once your mouth adjusts to the new crown or bridge, you can eat normally. However, it’s recommended to avoid excessively hard or sticky foods to prevent damaging the restoration.
Yes, if a crown or bridge becomes damaged or needs replacement, it can be replaced with a new restoration. Regular dental check-ups will help identify any issues and ensure the longevity of your crowns and bridges.