If you have damaged teeth, there are a range of treatments and solutions available to help restore your smile. Regardless of your budget, the desired timeframe for restoration, and any other individual needs or desires that you may have, there are dental services that can suit you.
Dental crowns and dental bridges are just two of the most common dental restorations offered at many dentists in Caringbah. For those who are not familiar with dental terminology and dentistry, it can be easy to confuse dental crowns and dental bridges. That’s where our friendly Sutherland Shire dentist can help!
Our friendly dental team is always happy to answer any queries you may have and provide expert dental advice to assist with your unique situation. If you are interested in any dental treatments, we encourage you to get in touch with our dental experts and see how we can assist.
This blog aims to provide you with some general information and an overview of what dental crowns and dental bridges are, and how they might be able to help you in restoring your smile.
What is a dental crown?
A dental crown is a common type of dental restoration that covers or caps your existing tooth when this tooth is damaged, mishappens, or has an impacted appearance. Crowns are custom-made so they suit the shape and size of your teeth, and the underlying tooth may need to be shaped to ensure a smooth, perfect fit. Your crown will be designed in a color that matches and complements the rest of your smile.
The crown itself is usually made from metal or porcelain materials and is applied to your existing tooth with professional dental cement/glue. Depending on the technology used, the process of applying a dental crown can be relatively simple, fast, and pain-free.
Some of the benefits of dental crowns are:
- Protecting your tooth from further damage or decay
- Strengthening your existing tooth
- Covering any imperfections on your tooth.
- Improve the appearance of your smile.
Dental crowns are extremely popular for people who have damaged teeth. This can include damage from tooth decay, tooth cavities, broken and cracked teeth, or dental injury.
What is a dental bridge?
The main difference between dental crowns and dental bridges is that crowns can restore a damaged tooth that still exists, whereas bridges will replace a tooth that has been completely lost.
A dental bridge may be able to permanently replace missing teeth by ‘bridging’ the gap with an artificial tooth. Bridges are often attached to the teeth on either side of the gap and join the teeth back together with the artificial tooth in the middle.
Dental bridges are an extremely common option for missing teeth and can be provided at our bulk billing dentist Caringbah. As well as being safe and long-lasting, they can dramatically enhance the appearance of your smile and boost your self-confidence.