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Crowns and Bridges in Midland

Dental Crowns and Bridges

Rejuvenating your smile

A dental crown is one of the most widely used restorative dental treatments at Helena Street Dental Midland and is placed to cover or “cap” a damaged tooth in its entirety.

In addition to strengthening a damaged tooth, a dental crown can be used to improve its appearance, shape or alignment. A dental crown can also be placed on top of an implant to provide a tooth-like shape and structure for function.

Porcelain crowns are used for front teeth as they can be matched to the colour of your natural teeth. Other materials include gold and metal alloys and acrylic. These alloys are generally stronger than porcelain and are used for back teeth, which need to withstand extreme biting and chewing forces. Porcelain bonded to a metal shell is often used because it is both strong and aesthetic.

We may recommend a dental crown to:

  • Cover a discoloured or poorly shaped tooth
  • Replace a lost large filling
  • Protect a weak tooth from fracturing
  • Restore a fractured tooth
  • Secure a dental bridge
  • Complete a dental implant
  • Restore a tooth that has undergone root canal therapy.

Receiving a dental crown will often involve two appointments with the Helena Street Dental Midland team. The first is to prepare your tooth and make a detailed impression mould, and the second to place and secure your crown.

Bridges:

A dental bridge is a popular solution for replacing one or several missing teeth. When teeth are missing, the remaining teeth on either side of the space can move out of alignment, resulting in a bad bite.

Dental bridges are secured to healthy natural teeth on either side of the space or to dental implants. As with crowns, the materials for bridges will depend on the location of the missing tooth (or teeth), its function and aesthetics. Porcelain or ceramic bridges are matched to the colour of your natural teeth.

Like a crown receiving a bridge will often involve at least two appointments with the Helena Street Dental Midland team. Firstly, the teeth on either side of the space are carefully prepared and a detailed impression mould is made. From this your dental bridge is finely crafted in a dental laboratory.

At your next appointment it is tested for fit and comfort before being bonded securely into place.

Dental crowns and bridges from Helena Street Dental Midland can help you regain your beautiful and natural looking smile.

For more information on the right treatment for you, call us on (08) 9250 3100 or visit our practice at 2/42 Victoria Street, Midland WA 6056.