Crowns and Bridges in Darwin
At Casuarina Square Dental Care, our dentists are dedicated to helping patients achieve and maintain a healthy smile for a lifetime. This sometimes requires repair to one or more teeth that may be damaged or decayed.
We offer attractive and durable solutions that will restore both the appearance, as well as all the function, of patient smiles.
What Is a Dental Crown?
A crown is typically made of porcelain that is customised to match the natural teeth. It is designed to strengthen the tooth when a dental filling can not fully repair damage or decay. After the tooth is prepared to receive the crown, it covers the remaining tooth structure like a “cap,” protecting the entire tooth.
A crown functions like a natural tooth, and with a dental crown, patients chew, brush and floss normally.
Dental crowns are often used to repair a back molar that has become fractured because of a large, old filling. When too much of the tooth structure has been removed, replacing the filling is not an option. A dental crown will save the tooth and make it strong enough to withstand the force of chewing.
Dental crowns are also used cosmetically to cover up a tooth that is misshapen, stained or otherwise flawed.
What Is a Dental Bridge?
If you are missing one or more teeth, normal daily activities such as eating and talking can become a challenge. You might also feel self-conscious about smiling. A dental bridge may be a solution to replace one or more missing teeth.
A bridge consists of prosthetic teeth that are secured to crowns adjacent to the missing teeth. We customise each dental bridge to match natural teeth, so it blends in with each patient's smile.
It's essential to replace missing teeth because leaving a space in the mouth usually means the remaining teeth will begin to shift. This can compromise the bite and cause undue wear. It can even lead to more tooth loss.
Dental implants provide a convenient solution for one or more missing teeth. They mimic natural teeth, replacing both the root and the crown of the tooth.
A few strategically placed implants can also support a denture, which is designed to replace an entire arch of teeth. The denture clips into position and is held in place by the dental implants. This provides a secure and stable fit with no movement or slipping when talking or eating while also protecting jawbone health.
A Warm and Friendly Team
We focus on quality and comfort at Casuarina Square Dental Care. Dr Cohen, Dr Marshall, Dr Nineham and Dr Vlazny have almost 100 years of collective experience, so you can rest assured that you are in excellent hands when you choose us for your dentistry.
You are welcome to call us and learn more about the options we have to restore your smile!