Dental Crown Brisbane
Tired of hiding your smile from the world due to gaps and missing teeth? Want to bring back the confident smile you once had? At hashtagdentist, our dental crowns and bridges treatment can help transform the look of your teeth.
Crowns and bridges are fixed prosthetic devices that are attached to the teeth. Unlike dentures which are removable, crowns and bridges are a permanent solution – meaning cemented onto existing teeth and can only be removed by a professional.
Why Choose hashtag dentist for Dental Crowns?
Dental crowns Brisbane help to restore the look of your natural teeth. As they are significantly more durable than other methods, dental crowns are generally considered as the better choice over normal teeth fillings. Other advantages of dental crowns Brisbane include:
- Protects the natural structure of the tooth –A dental crown protects weakened or threatened teeth. Sometimes, after receiving root canal treatment, our teeth can become exposed and eventually weaken. By choosing a dental crown, these teeth can stay protected.
- Increased Durability –Dental crowns usually have a lifespan of 15+ years. This means they last the longest out of most dental restoration treatments as they are made of stronger materials.
- Aesthetic Value – Dental Crowns don’t only offer protection, but they also help your teeth look good. They are made to restore the original shape of your tooth and the colour of the crown can be matched to the rest of your teeth – meaning that it won’t look out of place and you’ll have a full set of teeth that you’ll be proud to show off.
Alternatively, dental bridges are utilised for the replacement of missing teeth. They improve the aesthetic value and have greater strength when compared to other replacement treatments such as dentures. Other advantages of dental bridges include:
- Restoring Dental Functionality – With the addition of a dental bridge, you’ll be able to achieve full dental functionality. Therefore, you can chew and eat properly without any issues. Additionally, a dental bridge could help with any speech problems you may have contracted from the absence of a natural tooth.
- Aesthetics – Get back the smile you’ve always loved with the addition of dental bridges. They’ll help your teeth look good while providing exceptional functionality.
- Durability – Just like dental crowns, dental bridges are highly durable and longer lasting than other treatments such as dentures.
How Do Dental Crowns and Bridges Work?
Dental Crowns Brisbane
A dental crown is used to entirely cover a damaged tooth. In some cases, a crown can be placed on top of a dental implant to provide a natural structure for the tooth so that you can have increased functionality. Some of the reasons we may recommend that you get a crown could include:
- To replace a large filling when there is not enough of the tooth remaining
- Protect a weak tooth
- Restore a fractured tooth
- Cover a dental implant
Dental Bridges Brisbane
At hashtagdentist, we recommend dental bridges to those who are missing teeth. Over time, when we have a missing tooth, our remaining teeth tend to shift and rotate as there is more space for them to spread. This often results in a bad bite and other oral health issues. Therefore, a dental bridge is cemented onto the remaining natural teeth or dental implant to provide a more permanent solution.
There are a range of materials that can be used for dental bridges. Talk to our dental bridge specialists at Hashtagdentist for more information on what these materials could be, how we can perform your dental bridge treatment & we offers best dental bridge cost Brisbane.
Dental Bridge Process
Before we restore your perfect smile with dental bridges, we need to follow a process to ensure you get the results you want. The tooth you need to replace or restore must be reduced in size so that the implant can fit over it.
At hashtagdentist, our team will take an impression of your teeth to provide an exact mould for your crown or bridge and determine a colour that matches the shade of your remaining set of teeth.
Our process is hassle-free, and we guarantee a successful finish. For information on our dental crown or dental bridge cost, call us today or look at our payment plans.
Frequently Asked Questions
A dental crown is essentially a cap made out of metal, resin or porcelain used to cover and protect a damaged tooth. Crowns are used:
- When there is a large cavity that is too big for filling
- For teeth that are severely worn, cracked or weakened
- To cover and protect teeth that have undergone a root canal
- As part of a dental bridge
The type of crown you get will depend on several factors including your budget, tooth location, tooth visibility when you smile, the position of gum tissue, tooth function, and the colour of the surrounding teeth.
Dental crowns are made from a variety of materials including porcelain, ceramic, zirconia, metal, composite resin, or a combination such as porcelain fused to metal.
When creating a dental crown, your dentist will take an initial impression of your tooth before using your chosen material to make the cap or crown. This crown is then cemented onto your tooth.
Crowns are fixed prosthetics that are permanent additions to your smile and should blend in with your natural teeth.
Dental crowns last anywhere between 5 and 15 years. The longevity of a crown depends on:
- The persons biting habits
- Oral hygiene habits
- Crown location and placement
- Crown material
Some materials like gold and porcelain-fused-to-metal are sturdier and will last longer than their counterparts.
Your dentist may also fit you with a temporary crown to get you through a few weeks while the permanent crown is crafted.
The cost of a dental crown varies and depends on several factors, including:
– Material of the crown
– Location of the tooth
– Tooth size
– Other procedures required to support the surrounding tooth and gum
On average, you can expect to pay anywhere from $1000 to $3000 for a dental crown. We recommend booking a consultation with one of our friendly dentists as they will be able to provide the most accurate idea of how much your crown will cost.
If you have Private Health Insurance, please contact your provider to see how much you can get back on the cost of your dental crowns.
Dental bridges are a common and effective way to replace one or more missing teeth. The bridge is mounted onto existing teeth or implants to fill the gap and create a fuller, natural-looking smile. There are three types of dental bridges available:
Traditional bridges are the most common. The replacement tooth is supported by crowns supported by the healthy teeth on either side of the gap.
Cantilever Bridges are used when there is only one other tooth to support the tooth, generally at the back of the mouth.
Maryland Bridges are supported by a metal or porcelain framework, where small wings protrude from the bridge and are bonded to your existing teeth.
Bridges can last anywhere from 5 to 15 years, depending on how well you look after it and your dental hygiene habits. With proper dental hygiene habits and regular dental check-ups, you can expect your bridge to last over ten years.
The cost of a dental bridge can vary, and depends on several factors including:
– The number of teeth needed to fill the gap
– What materials are used
– Complexity of the placement
– What other treatments are required
You can expect to pay anywhere between $1000 and $5000 for your implants. For the most accurate cost estimate, please book in a consultation with our team. We will devise a treatment method that meets your health and budget needs.
If you have Private Health Insurance, please also contact your provider to see how much of your procedure is covered.
Both procedures should be considered an investment in your smile and quality of life.
As a rule of thumb, implants are generally more expensive than bridges as they are more invasive and often require multiple visits to the dentist and additional procedures like bone grafting.
While the initial outlay for an implant is more expensive, they can last a lifetime. Crowns and bridges need to be replaced every 5-15 years, so the ongoing cost of their maintenance can equal that of implants in the long run.