Crowns and Bridges

Crowns and Bridges Kawana, Sunshine Coast

Lake View Dental offers same-day porcelain crowns and restorations.

Our state-of-the-art CEREC machine can fabricate porcelain crowns and restorations onsite, while you wait.

Okay, we are not fooling ourselves, there are many things you would rather do than have a crown fitted. But what if we could reduce the time it takes, create a crown that has the same quality as a traditional crown. That’s the Lake View Dental’s promise to you.

Our dedicated Sunshine dental practice can offer:

  • Faster, high-quality porcelain crowns and restorations
  • No more impressions
  • Lower cost than traditional methods

What is a dental crown and bridges

Both crowns and most bridges are like replacement parts for your teeth and once in place they’re there for a long time and will mean that your teeth will both look and function naturally. They’re different to dentures (or false teeth) that you can take out and clean daily because they are cemented onto existing teeth or implants, and can only be removed by a dentist.

A crown can be used to cover or “cap” a damaged or broken tooth. Once it is in place it looks your own tooth, strengthens the tooth and improves the appearance a tooth.

Crowns can be made of porcelain or ceramic material which can be matched to the colour of your natural teeth. Sometime gold and metal alloys, acrylic and ceramic will be used and I will always recommend the type of crown I think will do the best job for you and your teeth.

What is a dental bridge?

A Bridge may be recommended if you’re missing one or more teeth. Gaps left by missing teeth eventually cause the remaining teeth to rotate or tilt into the empty spaces, resulting in a bad bite. The imbalance caused by missing teeth can also lead to gum disease and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders.

Bridges are commonly used to replace one or more missing teeth. They span the space where the teeth are missing. Bridges are cemented to the natural teeth or implants surrounding the empty space. These teeth, called abutments, serve as anchors for the bridge. A replacement tooth, called a pontic, is attached to the crowns that cover the abutments. As with crowns, you have a choice of materials for bridges. Your dentist can help you decide which to use, based on the location of the missing tooth (or teeth), its function, aesthetic considerations and cost.

Dental Crowns at Lake View Dental Kawana, Sunshine Coast

If you are having issues or experiencing pain or discomfort you may need dental crowns or bridges. Don’t hesitate to contact the team to ask any questions you may have or to book in an appointment with us today.