Dental Crowns and Bridges in Coffs Harbour
If you recently broke a tooth or are facing a dental extraction, you likely have a number of concerns about the health and appearance of your smile. Our Arthur Street Dental team is here to help you find a solution that works best for you.
Not only do we provide tooth-coloured dentistry, which looks natural, we also recognise that each patient is an individual who has their own goals for their smile.
Dental crowns and bridges are two common dental restorations designed to protect your oral health. Dr Justin Ward is experienced in creating the type of durable and attractive dentistry that gives patients confidence in how they look and the ability to enjoy the foods they love.
Dental Crowns to Protect Teeth
Deep decay or a fractured tooth can result in compromised structure. A dental crown, or cap as it is sometimes called, is different than a filling because it not only seals the tooth, but also completely covers the entire tooth. A dental crown absorbs much of the force from chewing.
At our Coffs Harbour dental clinic, we prioritise patient comfort. After completely anaesthetising your tooth, Dr Ward will gently remove any signs of decay along with any damaged tooth structure. He will take a mould of your tooth and match the shade of your smile, so your final restoration appears seamless.
Our trusted dental lab will design your crown. Dr Ward will place a temporary crown on your tooth to protect it while they create your permanent crown. Once we receive it, he will permanently attach it to your tooth and make any final adjustments to ensure a comfortable fit.
What if I Choose Not to Treat a Damaged Tooth?
We always respect the decisions of our patients. After all, we understand it is your smile. We will answer your questions and offer information to help you make an informed choice.
It is important to recognise that opting to avoid treatment for a broken tooth may lead to a painful dental emergency or even require an extraction in the future. If other alternatives exist, Dr Ward will be happy to discuss those with you.
Dental Bridges to Replace a Missing Tooth
Facing a dental extraction or losing a tooth due to trauma leaves a space in your smile. A dental bridge is an alternative to dental implant treatment that will complete your smile without the need for surgery.
The process of creating a dental bridge is quite similar to that of a crown because two crowns will be placed on adjacent teeth to support an artificial tooth in place. Like dental crowns, we design a bridge to match your natural teeth for aesthetic purposes.
There are also instances when we can use one tooth to support your bridge or a metal framework to attach directly to teeth. Dr Ward will go over all your options with you during your exam.
What Happens if I Choose Not to Replace a Missing Tooth?
A space between teeth allows your other teeth to shift. This may negatively impact your bite and your appearance as well as expose roots, which causes sensitivity. Dr Ward will be happy to discuss other options and help you come to a decision that works best for you.
Contact Us to Learn More
We warmly welcome you to contact our clinic to arrange a dental appointment or discuss the services we offer at Arthur Street Dental.