Crown & Bridge
We specialise in crown and bridge in Hobart. We can look after all ceramic, porcelain fused to metal, and all gold restorations as required.
Dental crowns preserve, restore and enhance the functionality of a damaged tooth by capping (covering) the damaged tooth. They not only strengthen the tooth but also can alter and improve its appearance, shape and colour. Our dentists may recommend a crown to:
- Replace a large filling when there isn’t enough tooth remaining for strength and function
- Protect a weak tooth from fracturing
- Restore a fractured tooth
- Attach a bridge
- Complete the final stage of a dental implant procedure
- Improve the appearance of a discoloured or poorly shaped tooth
Dental bridges, like implants and partial dentures, are used to replace one or more missing teeth. They span the space where the teeth are missing and restore the tooth or teeth of these spaces. Bridges are cemented to the natural teeth or to implants surrounding the empty space.
The Crown and Bridge Treatment Process
Crown and bridge treatment in Hobart involves significant treatment planning and usually a minimum of three appointments. A typical schedule would be:
Appointment 1: Pre-Treatment Records
At this short appointment, initial impressions, photographs, colour selections and other required tests to set up the process of completing the crown/bridge.
Appointment 2: Preparation and Final Records
Usually, this is a longer appointment where we shape the tooth or teeth for the crown/bridge. We take impressions on which the crown/bridge will be made. Temporary crown/bridge is constructed and cemented in place. All information is now collected together and dispatched to the dental laboratory, which will be responsible for creating your crown/bridge. It will take approximately three weeks to produce the final crown/bridge.
Appointment 3: Insertion and Completion
Usually a short appointment, the temporary crown/bridge is removed, and the final crown/bridge is put in place to review colour, accuracy and comfort. If all satisfactory the crown/bridge is cemented in place.