The Simple Way to Restore Missing and Damaged Teeth
Having missing or damaged teeth can have a considerable impact on our lives. Many of us find that we can’t eat, talk, or smile like we used to. Knowing that our teeth aren’t as we’d like them to be can have a significant impact on our self-esteem. This, in turn, can affect what we achieve day to day. Dental crown and bridges are a great solution to the problem, permanently restoring teeth as if they were new.
Prosthetic devices, often known as dental caps or tooth crowns, are cemented onto existing teeth or dental implants to cap or replace damaged teeth. Meanwhile, bridges can be placed between crowns to cover the space of more than one missing tooth. The result is that your smile is returned to its natural state. With dental crowns, no-one will know you don’t have your natural teeth. You can continue your life as normal.
How do Dental Crown and Bridges Work?
A tooth crown is a manufactured tooth, made from porcelain or ceramic to match the colour and texture of existing teeth. Dental crowns can also be made of gold and metal alloys to give them additional strength. This can be needed for back teeth. Although these are usually bonded to a porcelain shell, so they are still aesthetically pleasing.
Dental crowns are cemented in place to cover a damaged tooth or improve a tooth’s look, size, and alignment.
Bridges are used to effectively bridge the gap between one or more missing teeth. In a similar way to dental crowns, bridges are cemented to the natural teeth or dental implants. The supporting teeth serve as anchors for the bridge. The result is a full set of teeth that look as good as new. What’s more, bridges not only improve the look of the mouth but they protect the remaining teeth.
When to Consider Dental Crowns and Bridges?
Ultimately, if you have damaged or missing teeth, you need to make an appointment with a dentist so you can be fully assessed. That’s because when there are gaps in our mouth, our teeth gradually rotate and shift into the spaces. This can result in a bad bite and eventually to gum disease and joint disorders.
At Acacia Dental, we complete a full assessment of your mouth. We review your personal circumstances and medical history and then discuss what you’d like to achieve. Whether it’s dental caps for front teeth or, we explain to you what your options are. This is the best way for you to understand what is possible. But more importantly, you will get clear about what the overall best crowns for teeth are and how to achieve the best results.
Getting a dental crown or bridge is a common solution used to repair several different dental problems. We may well suggest placing a dental crown when:
- You have damaged or fractured your tooth
- One or more teeth are discoloured or poorly shaped
- Teeth have become weak due to too many fillings
- Dental bridge needs an anchor
- A dental implant needs to be covered
- Your tooth needs replacing after having a root canal
How Quickly can a Dental Crown be Fitted?
If we decide a dental crown or bridge is the best treatment for your requirements, then the process is straightforward. In the past, you would need to wait for weeks to have your crown placed. You’d need to first have your tooth shaped and an impression taken. Then have a temporary tooth crown placed while waiting for the real thing. This can be inconvenient as will leave you waiting several weeks with a fragile and less than ideal temporary tooth crown.
Fortunately, new technology means that waiting for your crown to be made in a lab is a thing of the past. At our dental practice in Woden, we have our own CEREC machine. This revolutionary technology allows you to complete your dental crown treatment in a single visit.
The CEREC smile – single visit crowns
CEREC single visit crown technology has revolutionised the creation of crowns and bridges. The highly-accurate 3D imaging technology ensures that your restorations are a perfect size and shape for you. As well as durable and natural looking. The process couldn’t be simpler. When you come in for your same-day restoration, we’ll create your new smile in just four simple stages:
- Prepare your tooth, or teeth, and take a 3D digital scan using the CEREC machine
- View the image on screen with you, ensuring you fully understand your treatment
- Create your crown or bridge in-practice using CEREC technology
- Polish and fit your custom-made restoration
The whole process takes as little as an hour. Which means in one appointment, you’ll be leaving with a big confident smile on your face.
The Benefits of Tooth Crowns and Bridges
Tooth crowns and bridges offer an excellent solution for damaged and missing teeth. Moreover, with our single visit crown technology by CEREC, you receive a modern and simple treatment that will replace your damaged tooth. Your new teeth will:
- Look and feel almost indistinguishable from your natural teeth
- Be made from the highest quality material and is entirely biocompatible
- Preserve your remaining tooth and prevent breakage
- Be robust and durable
- Not be susceptible to stains
With CEREC your new crowns will look and feel great. You will provide your teeth and gums with the protection they need. And, if your oral hygiene is good, your new crown should last you for at least ten years.
What is the Cost of Crowns and Bridges?
The cost of dental crowns and bridges can vary according to your individual needs. For example, front tooth crown cost can be differ from back molar crowns. The overall cost is dependent upon the number of teeth that you need restoring.
We understand that financing your dental work can be difficult. We are dedicated to helping you get the smile you want. That’s why we want to help you by providing affordable payment solutions for your treatment. We have several payment options in place:
- Certegy Ezi-Pay: This is a flexible, no interest payment plan scheme. Certegy Ezi-pay enables you to receive dental treatments today and pay it back later.
- Pensioner and student discounts: Up to 15% discount is available. Also, we offer bulk billing for routine dental treatment for children under 12 years of age.
- Medicare child benefit scheme – funding of up to $1,000 available to families who receive certain benefits.
- Health funds: We accept health funds and are a preferred provider for Medibank Private, HCF and Cbhs.
- Smile.com.au: A subscription-based service giving you reduced dental treatment fees.
If you would like to know more about any of our payment options we would be more than happy to talk to you about them.
Why Choose Acacia Dental?
Our dentists have helped to restore many of our patients smiles with crowns and bridges. With our in-practice CEREC machine, we are able to deliver a superior treatment. Which can also reduce overall costs and deliver the results you deserve as quickly as possible. With the security of having treatment and leaving on the same day with a new smile, takes away the doubts that many people have about dental crowns. Our team at Acacia Dental will give you all the support and advice you need before, during and after your treatment.
Acacia Dental’s Same-Day Ceramic Restoration
Are your teeth missing or damaged? Are you unhappy with your smile? Perhaps you simply want to know how this treatment might help you? If you answered yes, then come and chat with our friendly team at Acacia Dental. We will tell you if CEREC is the best solution for you and answer any questions about the procedure. Once we’ve got a treatment plan in place, your new smile is just a few hours away.
Call us today on (02) 6281 2222 to book your free consultation appointment.