Tooth crowns and dental bridges work together to restore your smile when teeth (or a tooth) are missing. But a tooth crown can also work alone to support a week tooth, conceal flaws, or to top a dental implant post.
Your Coffs Harbour dentist provides dental crowns and bridges in our dental clinic.
Dental Crowns in Coffs Harbour
A dental crown is a cap that goes over a prepared or treated tooth. We colour and shape your crown to complement adjacent teeth.
And dental crowns have a variety of useful purposes. For example, a dental crown can top a weak tooth following trauma or root canal treatment. It allows you to bite without concern for a tooth fracture.
Other uses for dental crowns include:
- Concealing tooth flaws and discolouration
- Topping a dental implant post
- Securing a dental bridge
Dental Bridges in Coffs Harbour
A dental bridge is a replacement tooth or teeth situated between dental crowns. The crowns cap the tooth to the left and right of your smile gap, which allows the restoring teeth to fill the space.
This is a fixed restoration that promotes a seamless smile, and your dentist in Coffs Harbour makes sure it fits and functions as intended.
Caring for Crowns and Bridges
With crowns and bridges, it’s important to brush and floss on schedule and visit your dentist on time for exams and teeth cleans. And you do not have to take extra steps to keep your crown in working order, but we do recommend a small brush and floss threader to clear debris away from your gum line if you wear a dental bridge.
Your dentist may provide more specific instructions based on your case.
For Crowns and Bridges in Coffs Harbour, We Welcome Your Call
Whether you have a weak or flawed tooth—or smile restoring—we encourage your call to get started.