Crowns and Bridges Specialist in Gisborne
Are you wondering why your teeth are chipping and breaking more often in recent years? For teeth like these, reinforcing them with a more durable and better designed material in the form of dental crowns and bridges will ensure they perform well for many years to come.
A dental crown or bridge allows your teeth to go the distance
Do you avoid biting on some of your teeth, because they feel weaker and you have to be so cautious about how you eat? If you have teeth that have had larger fillings to repair them, they are weaker and may not last as long. This is because filling materials either wear away, or the remaining tooth structure can start cracking off.
The analogy we use is like repairing or renovating a house – when the structure is weak, you could patch or repair the defect, but ultimately it will need proper reinforcing so that it will remain solid for a long time. This is done through dental crowns and/or bridges.
Similarly for teeth, large fillings are like patchwork repair jobs, and may only be a temporary solution. To ensure your teeth remain strong and able to chew delicious food for the long term, we use well-designed ceramic dental crowns to reinforce your remaining tooth structure.
Not every royal gets a crown
Every person, every mouth and every tooth is unique. Every individual uses their teeth in different ways. We all exert differently on our body, and vent our stress differently. Your teeth may have been filled heavily 20 years ago, while the other person has clenched and caused a crack in a tooth that was not previously filled.
At Gisborne Family Dental, we tailor our advice to your unique situation and needs. We use thorough examination and interviewing to predict any risks to your teeth, and provide all the information so that you can make an informed decision.
Dental crowns are proven to be able to preserve natural teeth, chewing ability, and smile aesthetics for the long term. Compared to simple fillings, crowns are much more durable, and are able to prevent continuous deterioration of your natural teeth.
Therefore, dental crowns are a great ‘tool’ to have in our arsenal to help you enjoy your smile throughout all the stages of life. Imagine being pain-free, able to chew a piece of steak properly again, and not worry about breaking your fragile tooth over a long weekend!
Are you bothered by your discoloured filled teeth?
Your tooth fillings may discolour over time because of the degradation of filling material. These can show up as yellowish, brownish, or grey coloured areas. Of course, as the filling gets larger, so does the area of discolouration. We understand that this can really make you very self conscious about your smile.
By reinforcing a tooth with a ceramic dental crown, we are not only strengthening the tooth, but also improving the aesthetics of the tooth. Dental ceramics of today are durable, very lifelike, and come in a variety of shades to match your natural teeth.
Filling the gap with a tooth bridge
A dental bridge is what the name suggests. In select situations, we may use a ceramic bridge to replace a missing tooth by applying ceramic crowns to the teeth on either side of the missing tooth. This treatment can really be a “two birds with one stone” approach to get double the benefits, especially when these neighbouring teeth are also deteriorating from old fillings and cracks.
Our local dental lab partners for dental crown and dental bridges in Gisborne
We have selected a few reputable dental laboratories that are based right here in Melbourne to help us create long-lasting healthy smiles for our patients.
These dental technicians are highly skilled artisans who have the unique ability to create bespoke custom made crowns and other dental appliances. We chose our dental lab partners for the consistent high quality of their work and reliability. Gisborne Family Dental are also committed to supporting Australian products where possible.