East Building 3 Oracle Boulevarde,
Broadbeach, Gold Coast 4218
Porcelain Crown and Bridge
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.
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.
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 dental crowns or bridge, please contact Oracle Dental, your Gold Coast dentist, for an assessment.
See our blog article: If the crown fits, wear it…