Crowns and Bridges
Missing or damaged teeth can impact not only your appearance but also your ability to speak and chew properly. But with today’s modern dentistry, patients at our Maroubra Junction, NSW dental surgery have options to repair smiles.
Dr Emmanuel Pertsoulis and his dental team are committed to ensuring you receive the dental treatments you need in a friendly environment. Whether you need dentistry to repair or restore your smile, we offer the services you need—including dental crowns and bridges.
Dental crowns are a common dental procedure to repair damaged teeth. One of the most common uses of a dental crown is to restore a tooth at the back of the mouth that has been fractured by a large dental filling. When a substantial amount of the tooth structure was removed for a large filling, we cannot replace it. A dental crown often makes more sense. It will cover the remaining tooth structure, restoring both its appearance and its function.
We might also recommend a dental crown for cosmetic purposes. A dental crown will 'cap' a tooth that might not match the rest of your teeth because of some imperfection. Our dentists work with an established Australian laboratory that customises a dental crown to match perfectly with the rest of your teeth. No one will be able to tell you even have a dental crown—including you!
If you are missing one or more adjacent teeth, it’s crucial to fill in the space. Not only do missing teeth impact your ability to chew properly, but they also put your healthy teeth at risk. When there is a gap in your smile, the rest of your teeth tend to drift. This can lead to undue wear on your healthy teeth, and you might even put yourself at risk of losing more teeth.
A dental bridge is a prosthetic that we will attach to two crowns that are placed on the teeth that are adjacent to the gap. Our lab will custom make a dental bridge that blends in seamlessly with the rest of your smile. The dental bridge will also restore your ability to chew and speak properly.
Caring for Dental Crowns and Bridges
With a dental crown, you’ll care for your teeth just as you did before getting the crown: Brush twice a day and floss at least once. Although your dental crown cannot develop tooth decay, you must take care of the area around the crown. Your tooth root can develop decay, and your gums are still susceptible to disease.
With your dental bridge, you’ll need to carefully clean the area around the prosthetic as food particles tend to get stuck beneath it. Our dentists can show you proper techniques so you can keep your bridge, teeth and gums clean.
We Welcome Your Call to Maroubra Family Dental
It’s easy to restore your smile with dental crowns and bridges. We welcome your call to arrange a booking.