East Building 3 Oracle Boulevarde,
Broadbeach, Gold Coast 4218
Porcelain Crown and Bridge
At Oracle Dental, we may recommend a porcelain crown as the best long-term restorative solution for a severely decayed, heavily-filled, cracked or aesthetically displeasing tooth. A porcelain bridge may be given as an option to replace one or more missing teeth.
A crown is a fixed prosthetic device that is cemented over the prepared tooth. It is not removable & it covers the entire tooth. A crown is often the best way to save a tooth, strengthen and protect it and improve the appearance. Most commonly these days, crowns are constructed entirely out of porcelain, but crowns can also be gold or a mixture of non – precious metals & porcelain.
Having a crown is not a painful treatment. The tooth to be crowned is drilled down, or a core built up. An impression is taken & sent off to a dental lab where the crown is constructed. During this time a temporary crown will be worn. The dentist will then cement the permanent crown at your next visit.
A bridge is a fixed prosthetic device that uses crowns cemented over teeth either side of a gap to retain a false porcelain tooth. A bridge can be used to replace one or more missing teeth, provided there are healthy supporting teeth either side of the gap.
If you think you may benefit from a crown or bridge, please contact Oracle Dental, your Gold Coast dentist, for an assessment.
See our blog article: If the crown fits, wear it…