Crowns and Bridges in Epping – How Our Lyndarum Family Dentist Can Help

When it comes to dental crowns and bridges, Epping patients should know that they offer a great, non-surgical solution for tooth restoration or repair. Modern-day versions are durable, natural-looking, fit comfortably in the mouth, and have the ability to restore your tooth or teeth while bringing them back to full functionality.

What’s the difference between a dental crown in Epping and a dental bridge?

While a dental crown covers or ‘crowns’ an existing tooth for better protection, a dental bridge spans or ‘bridges’ a missing tooth gap. The latter can be carried out on one or more adjacent teeth that are missing, whereas a dental crown is a straight one-for-one type of replacement or cover. A dental crown is best used in situations where the tooth has been badly damaged by trauma or decay, has already been extensively restored, or has undergone a root canal treatment. On the contrary, when you have one or more adjacent missing teeth, a dental bridge in Epping can be secured to the closest remaining natural teeth using a framework. Then, suspended from this framework is the false single tooth or teeth which span the missing gap to complete the smile.

What to expect when you visit us for crowns and dental bridges in Epping?

As with any type of treatment, our Lyndarum family dentist will perform a thorough examination before making a start. If all is good, then we’ll begin your dental crown or bridge preparation. Normally, both treatments are carried out in 2 visits and follow a similar pattern as follows…
The preparation
As with both a dental crown and a dental bridge, the tooth or teeth need to be prepared. This usually involves reducing the size of the affected tooth or (in the case of a dental bridge) anchor teeth, so that the bridge or crown fits into position.
The impression
Once the tooth or teeth have been prepared an impression is then taken. This is to ensure that the crown or bridge fits snugly in the mouth. The impression is then sent to the dental lab to reproduce your crown or bridge.
The temporary smile
Also, during the first visit, our Lyndarum dentist will fit you with one or more temporary crowns to preserve both form and function while awaiting your permanent set. Once that’s in place, you’re free to go.
The permanent smile
When your dental crown or bridge is received back from the laboratory (usually 2-3 weeks) a second appointment will be scheduled. Your temporary crowns are removed during this visit and your permanent versions are fitted/placed. All that’s left for you to do is to enjoy your newly restored smile!

What to expect when you visit us for crowns and dental bridges in Epping?

As with any type of treatment, our Lyndarum family dentist will perform a thorough examination before making a start. If all is good, then we’ll begin your dental crown or bridge preparation. Normally, both treatments are carried out in 2 visits and follow a similar pattern as follows…
The preparation
As with both a dental crown and a dental bridge, the tooth or teeth need to be prepared. This usually involves reducing the size of the affected tooth or (in the case of a dental bridge) anchor teeth, so that the bridge or crown fits into position.
The impression
Once the tooth or teeth have been prepared an impression is then taken. This is to ensure that the crown or bridge fits snugly in the mouth. The impression is then sent to the dental lab to reproduce your crown or bridge.
The temporary smile
Also, during the first visit, our Lyndarum dentist will fit you with one or more temporary crowns to preserve both form and function while awaiting your permanent set. Once that’s in place, you’re free to go.
The permanent smile
When your dental crown or bridge is received back from the laboratory (usually 2-3 weeks) a second appointment will be scheduled. Your temporary crowns are removed during this visit and your permanent versions are fitted/placed. All that’s left for you to do is to enjoy your newly restored smile!
If you’re looking for a proven way to protect or restore your smile, then modern dental crowns and bridges in Epping are the way to go. What’s more, with our brand of caring, gentle dentistry, we can assure patients that they are in safe and capable hands. To find out more about how we can help you, contact Lyndarum Family Dentist to book a consultation, We’ll listen to your needs and requirements as well as giving help and advice on the best course of action for you. Call today on 03 9626 9581 and start the ball rolling towards a healthier smile and a happier you!