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Crowns and Bridges

Strengthen your teeth and enhance your smile with crowns and bridges. To find out more, simply give us a call on 08 9440 4455 or complete the form below to request an appointment with our friendly dental professionals today.

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OPEN HOURS

 

Monday: 8am - 5.30pm

Tuesday: 8am - 5.30pm

Wednesday: 8am - 5.30pm

Thursday: 8am - 7pm

Friday: 8am - 1pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed

OUR ADDRESS

3 / 734 Karrinyup Rd,
Stirling WA 6021

ABOUT CROWNS

We work with a team of highly specialised dental laboratories to create custom crowns that match the colour and shape of your original teeth to achieve the most-natural looking result.

Along with enhancing your smile, crowns also help to strengthen and protect teeth as well as restore and repair damage to a tooth’s enamel or structure.

Made from strong and durable materials, crowns are securely fastened in the mouth and when given the proper care, they can last for as long as 30 years.

 

ABOUT BRIDGES

As the name suggests, a bridge helps to literally ‘bridge the gap’ created by a missing tooth or teeth. They are cemented to the natural teeth (also called abutments) surrounding the empty space to help complete your smile.

 

WHAT TO EXPECT

The preparation and placement of crowns and bridges requires two appointments. Once it has been determined that this is the right solution for you, our dentists will prepare your tooth/teeth at the first appointment, take an impression and insert a temporary crown/bridge while your permanent crown/bridge is being made.

This usually takes up to two weeks and at your second appointment, our dentists will then cement the permanent device over your prepared tooth/teeth.

 

CROWNS AND BRIDGES FAQs

What is a crown?

A crown, also known as a ‘cap,’ is used to cover a damaged tooth and restore its shape, size and appearance. When cemented into place, a crown should entirely encase the portion of the tooth that lies above the gum.

What is a dental bridge?

As the name suggests, dental bridges literally ‘bridge the gap’ that is created by one or more missing teeth. They are generally comprised of two or more crowns to anchor the teeth on either side of the gap (also called an abutment) with a false tooth or teeth in between.

What types of crowns can I get?

Crowns can be made from a variety of materials. The most common type of crown is made from top-grade porcelain (known as a porcelain jacket crown) but they can also be made from metal such as gold or a combination of both (known as porcelain-fused metal crowns). Each type of material has its advantages and disadvantages, and at your consultation appointment, our dental professionals will help determine the best type of crown to suit your needs and budget.

How do I care for my crown or bridge?

Unlike removable dentures which can be taken out and cleaned every night, crowns and bridges are cemented in place which means it’s important to keep your mouth fresh and clean at all times. To care for your crown and bridge, simply brush as normal twice a day and floss after every meal. Sometimes, the positioning of the bridge can make it difficult to remove trapped food with regular floss. Floss threaders and super floss are two effective tools to help keep your mouth and bridge plaque-free.

How long will my crown last?

Made from strong and durable materials, crowns are securely fastened in the mouth and when given the proper care, they can last for as long as 30 years.

Will I experience any pain when getting a crown?

You shouldn’t feel any pain while undergoing crown preparation or placement. Before the procedure, one of our dental professionals will numb the tooth and surrounding area using a local anaesthetic. Once the anaesthetic wears off, it is normal to experience some mild discomfort and sensitivity however this should subside and can be easily managed with over the counter pain relief such as Panadol and Nurofen in the meantime.

Are there any side effects from getting a crown or a bridge?

It is common to experience some mild discomfort and sensitivity following your crown or bridge procedure. While it is rare that the placement of crowns and bridges may cause complications or side effects, it is important to notify your dentist if you experience any of the following:

  • Severe or throbbing nerve pain,
  • Severe or ongoing tooth pain and sensitivity.
What is the difference between a bridge and a dental implant?

Thanks to modern day advancements in dental technology, teeth replacements have come a long way, with more options for you to choose from than ever before. In the past, a dental bridge was considered your only teeth replacement choice however these days dental implants may also be a more suitable option particularly if you are looking to replace one or more teeth with a result that mimics your original dentition.

When it comes to taking care of your dental implant or bridge, there are so some noteworthy differences. As dental bridges are cemented into the mouth with a minimum of three crowns to help fill the space of the missing teeth, this can create challenges when brushing and flossing. Dental implants are designed to replace an individual tooth without impacting the surrounding teeth, making it easier to continue to daily oral health routine.

When properly cared for, a dental implant is considered to be more durable than a dental bridge. The implant’s metal post which is normally made from titanium fuses with your jaw bone, providing protection against tooth decay and gum disease which could last a life time.

Dental bridges on the other hand have an average life span of up to 10 years. During this time the portion of natural tooth which lies underneath the bridge and the crown may still experience wear and tear and exposure to tooth decay and gum disease, causing the bridge to break down over time.

While there are similarities and differences between these two types of teeth replacement, the best way to determine the most suitable option for you is to visit your local dentist.

To find out more about dental bridges and implants and to assess your suitability, simply give us a call on 08 9440 4455 or request an appointment with one of our friendly dental professionals today.

Can a chipped crown be repaired?

Usually no, but this is dependent on the extent of the damage and the type of crown. Dental crowns can be made from a variety of materials including metals, porcelain-fused-to-metal, composite resin, ceramic porcelain and zirconia. While composite crowns can often be repaired during one appointment, porcelain and ceramic crowns can take a little longer. Depending on the extent of the damage, we may need to remove and replace the crown all together. This process can take up to a few weeks as we will need to re take impressions of your tooth and liaise with our team of specialist crown laboratories to get the new crown made.

Is the placement of crowns and bridges painful?

No. Before the procedure, our dental professionals will numb the tooth and surrounding area using a local anaesthetic. Once the anaesthetic wears off, it is normal to experience some minor sensitivity or discomfort but this should subside. While it is rare that the placement of a crown or bridge may cause complications or side effects, it is important to notify your dentist if you experience any severe nerve or tooth pain and sensitivity.

How much do crowns and bridges cost?

The cost of crowns and bridges varies from person to person depending on the treatment required. To find out more about the payment options and rebates associated with your crown or bridge, simply give us a call on 08 9440 4455 or request an appointment with one of friendly dental professionals today.

Do you have any before and after images of crowns and bridges?

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Made from strong and durable materials, crowns and bridges are securely fastened in the mouth and when given the proper care, they can last for as long as 30 years.

CONTACT US TODAY

If you’re ready to experience The Dental Studio Stirling difference, please give us a call on 08 9440 4455 or request an appointment to meet with one of our friendly dental professionals today.