Crowns and Bridges
At Charlestown Dental Care, the goal of our entire team is to help our patients enjoy healthy, beautiful smiles for the rest of their lives. Sometimes this means that a damaged or decayed tooth needs to be repaired.
Leaving a damaged tooth untreated might someday become a missing tooth and leaving a missing tooth untreated puts your healthy teeth at risk. A dental crown or bridge can restore your smile—and protect your oral health. These solutions are attractive and durable, restoring both the appearance of your tooth as well as its function.
A dental crown protects a compromised tooth by covering the tooth structure like a “cap” that is customised to blend in with your natural teeth. We often recommend crowns in situations where a dental filling cannot be used to repair decay because it is so extensive. Crowns are also used to protect teeth that might be subject to fracture after a root canal. Crowns are one of the components of dental bridges.
Dental crowns function just like a natural tooth, so chewing and cleaning teeth feels natural and convenient.
When one or more teeth is missing and not replaced, this affects your smile as well as your self-confidence. It might make speaking and chewing a challenge. You are also putting yourself at risk for more tooth loss. Leaving a gap in your teeth will cause your other teeth to drift over to fill in that space. Over time, this can contribute to bite-related issues, the undue wear of teeth, gum disease and TMJ pain.
A dental bridge is a common restoration that fills in the empty space left in your mouth be attaching to natural teeth, or dental crowns, on either side of the gap. We customise the dental bridge to match your natural teeth so it will blend in with your smile. The bridge will also keep your teeth from shifting, ensuring healthy teeth can stay that way and protecting you against further tooth loss.
Whether you are missing one tooth or many, dental implants are an excellent solution. They are the tooth replacement option that most closely mimics the natural teeth because they replace both the root of the tooth as well as the crown.
If you are missing an entire arch of teeth, strategically placed dental implants can support a denture. This provides the most stable denture experience because the implants eliminate the possibility of the denture moving or slipping while speaking or eating. Dental implants also protect jawbone health, so denture patients do not experience the “facial collapse” that commonly occurs as the bone shrinks.
An Experienced, Friendly Team in Charlestown, NSW
Patients appreciate our focus on administering high-quality dentistry with patient comfort at the forefront. With the collective experience of Dr Peter Cameron, Dr Emily Cheng, Dr Daniel Ghaly and Dr Catherine O’Sullivan, patients are in good hands when they choose Charlestown Dental Care. We welcome your call to learn more about the options available to restore your smile.