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Dental Crowns and Bridges
Improving the appearance and function of your smile is as easy as adding a porcelain crown or bridge! At Doonan Dental, we custom-design and fit porcelain crowns or bridges to restore broken or missing teeth.
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Over time, our natural teeth can be worn, damaged, decayed or even lost. Not only can this affect our confidence, but our overall dental health as well! Porcelain crowns and dental bridges are two of the most convenient and common ways to add strength and support for missing and damaged teeth.
Both dental crowns and bridges are fixed prosthetic devices that use porcelain prosthetic teeth replacements to restore both the function and beauty of your smile. These treatments are often used when a tooth has become decayed, cracked or has been otherwise affected by dental disease. Temporary crowns can also be used after a root canal therapy procedure to protect the weak tooth from further damage.
At Doonan Dental, we are dedicated to excellence in dental care and our team is committed to enhancing your smile and protecting your teeth. With years of experience, we are specialists in designing and fitting porcelain crowns and bridges for patients across the Sunshine Coast.
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We are passionate about what we do and are dedicated to providing high-quality dental care in a warm and friendly environment.
Our team of experienced dental professionals and support staff have the skills, knowledge and equipment to provide you with expert advice and quality treatments.
We take the time to get to know you and your unique dental needs allowing us to provide tailored treatments that are specifically designed for you!
To ensure you feel comfortable and relaxed throughout your crown and bridge appointment, we take the time to explain the procedure and answer any questions you may have.
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What Are Dental Crowns & Bridges?
How We Restore Dental Function
Based in Maleny, on the Sunshine Coast, Doonan Dental utilise integrative and holistic dental treatments to care for our patients. Our tooth crown treatments can be completed in as little as two appointments!
During your first visit, we will examine and prepare your tooth/teeth. Here we are making space for the crown itself and will vary the amount of tooth that needs to be removed depending on the size, shape and location of your tooth/teeth.
Once we have prepared your tooth, we will take an impression which will be used to create your crown. A temporary crown will be placed over your prepared tooth to protect it while you wait for your permanent
At your second appointment, your permanent crown is placed over your tooth. Once we have checked that the fit and bite are perfect, we will then cement the crown in place. With proper care, you can expect your new tooth crown to last many years!
What Is A Porcelain Crown?
Understanding The Dental Crown Procedure
A porcelain or ceramic crown is a hollow ‘cap’ that is used to treat and protect a damaged, fractured, or decaying tooth. Whether it is a permanent crown or temporary crown, this procedure aids in restoring a tooth to its original shape and size, as well as strengthening and improving its overall function.
These caps are made from tooth-coloured porcelain and are molded and matched to natural teeth. While a crown can only cover one individual tooth, people can have many individual crowns simultaneously.
Here at Doonan Dental, our experienced dentists use an oral scan to produce custom-made crown designs using advanced equipment and software.
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Do You Need A Porcelain Bridge?
Gaps left by missing teeth eventually cause the adjacent teeth to shift, disrupting your natural bite and smile.
Dental bridges are made up of several prosthetic teeth that are used to bridge the gap between one or more missing teeth. Porcelain bridges use adjoining healthy teeth as anchors for porcelain that will support your prosthetic teeth.
Similar to a porcelain crown, dental bridges are made from tooth-coloured porcelain and are designed to mimic the colour and appearance of the natural tooth structure.
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Frequently Asked Questions
We have answered some of the most frequently asked questions about dental bridges and crowns below. If you have any questions, contact the team at Doonan Dental to learn more!
Both a dental implant and a bridge are both oral restorative options that fills the gap of missing teeth and helps you restore the natural appearance and function of your teeth.
However, it is important to consider that an implant requires a good density of bone, whereas a dental bridge procedure is a simple and less invasive treatment that uses the surrounding teeth to anchor the bridges.
If you are unsure about which restorative option is right for you, get in touch with the team at Doonan Dental today. Our team have the skills and expertise to help you determine the best procedure for your dental needs and oral health goals.
Bridges close the space where there are one or more missing teeth. They connect artificial teeth by two crowns natural fused on natural teeth or implants on either side of the gap.
The dental crown procedure can be completed in as little as two appointments. After your tooth has been cleaned and prepared, your permanent porcelain crown will be fitted.
If you have had root canal treatment, a temporary crown will be placed on the tooth to protect it from bacteria during the healing process, after which a permanent, final crown will be placed and permanently cemented.
During your first appointment, an X-ray is conducted to investigate for signs of dental decay and other factors that could increase the risk of infection.
For some patients, a root canal treatment may be required prior to crown placement.
The entire tooth is shaped to allow room for the crown to be placed. Once the tooth is shaped, dental impressions of your teeth are made so that the final crown may fit the tooth as closely as possible.
A temporary crown is fitted while the impressions are used to shape the permanent crown which is then fitted while the patient is under local anaesthetic.
Many patients do not realize that porcelain dental caps are as nearly as strong as their natural teeth enamel!
Although these dental procedures are long-lasting, caring for your crowns and bridges are important to the long-term longevity of your dental prosthesis.
While brushing and flossing alone is sufficient to clean your crowns, cleaning dental bridges can be a bit more tricky due to the gap underneath the bridge where your missing tooth used to be. For this reason, it is important to clean your bridge several times a week to prevent a build-up of food and plaque.
Do you have any additional questions about the care for your crowns and bridges? Give Doonan Dental a call or book your appointment today. We are happy to assist you in making sure your restoration is clean and healthy!
Bridges and dental crowns are custom-made for each patient and are designed to last many years.
Porcelain crowns are one of the most durable materials for your teeth restoration and can last between 5 to 15 years.
However, you can prolong the lifespan of your dental bridges and crowns by maintaining your oral hygiene and scheduling regular dental checkups.