Cosmetic dentistry in Mentone and Bayside Area, Melbourne
Veneers, Crowns and Bridges
What are Dental Veneers, Crowns and Bridges?
A dental veneers are a thin, custom-made covering that is placed over the front of the tooth. A crown is a cap or covering for a tooth. It is used when your tooth is discoloured, cracked or broken, heavily filled or if fillings have been lost. All of them are fixed prosthetic devices.
A dental bridge is a ceramic structure, spanning the gap left by a missing or extracted tooth. A ceramic tooth (pontic) is fused between two or more porcelain crowns on either side of the missing tooth that serve as anchors.
When would I need a crown?
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How Long do Crowns and Bridges Last?
While crowns and bridges can last a lifetime, they do sometimes come loose or fall out. The most important step you can take to ensure the longevity of your crown or bridge is to practice good oral hygiene. A bridge can lose its support if the teeth or bone holding it in place are damaged by dental disease. Keep your gums and teeth healthy by brushing with fluoride toothpaste twice a day and flossing daily. Also see your dentist and hygienist regularly for checkups and professional cleanings.
We choose to use Australian based laboratories who produce our crowns and bridges right here in Melbourne. This allows us to guarantee the quality, and you can expect a longer lasting, more durable product.
To view our crown and bridge case studies, please click here.
To find out if crowns and bridges are the right solution for you, call us today on 9583 1654 or request an appointment online for an evaluation.
All clinical photographs and radiographs are of actual patients of Dr Changjie Guo