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Dental Crowns And Bridges In Mernda

People often experience teeth loss due to accidents, dental decay, gum disease, oral infections, and much more. Teeth have a significant role in the active and healthy life of an individual.

For many people, dental crowns and bridges are an excellent option to get back their quality of life. Both by functionality and aesthetics, bridges and crowns are a great choice for people who want highly durable replacement solutions for their lost teeth.

Are you searching for high-quality, reliable crowns and bridges in Mernda as an option to replace your missing teeth? Do you want a minimally invasive tooth replacement option to restore your confident smile?

Welcome to Mernda Smiles. We have a few decades of expertise in offering a comprehensive range of dental treatment options, including crowns and bridges.

We will listen to your needs, examine your oral condition, communicate what can work best for you, and provide you with the solution that leaves you with a full array of teeth in your upper and lower jaw.

How Do Crowns Work?

Crowns are fixed prosthetics that fit and function like your natural teeth. If you have a fractured or damaged tooth and searching for ways to restore its full functionality, crowns are your choice.

Crown is placed on your damaged tooth as a cover or cap to protect it from further damage and ensure the complete functionality.

Are you searching for an option to replace your missing tooth?

Mernda Smiles also offers a teeth replacement option using crowns, where our dentists will fix an implant into your jawbone, in the place of your missing tooth, through an invasive procedure. Once the implant is fused to your jawbone, we will fix a matching crown to provide you with a fully functional prosthetic tooth.

Note that we offer ceramic or porcelain crowns to provide the most natural looking tooth replacement solutions to our patients. Do you want a stronger and highly durable crown? We design and offer porcelain crowns bonded with a metal shell to provide robust results. These are an excellent choice if you want to replace your molars and need more power to chew and bite.


When Should You Choose A Crown?

Our dentists will often recommend a crown if you want to get rid of the following issues:

  • A weak tooth that can easily fracture.
  • Restore a fractured tooth.
  • Cover a dental implant.
  • Cover a poorly shaped, stained, or discoloured tooth.
  • Cover and protect a tooth that requires large fillings with less natural tooth remaining.
  • Cover and protect a tooth that received root canal treatment.

Both dental crowns and bridges are non-invasive tooth replacement options with zero or minimal pain during the process.


Dental Crown Procedure

During the initial consultation, our dentists will make an oral examination and confirm whether crowns can provide you with the desired results. If not, they may suggest the most viable option that can provide you with both functionality and aesthetic appeal.

Once we finalised with the dental crowns, the dentists will take the impressions of your tooth to prepare the crown for you. We will also reshape your fractured or misshaped tooth into a smaller size to make it fit the crown. If needed, we will give you a temporary tooth until the permanent tooth is ready.

When the permanent crown is ready, you should visit our clinic to receive the prosthetic. Our dentist will place and fix the crown on your misshaped or fractured tooth and adjust the bites. Once satisfied with the results, the dentist will cement the prosthetic to work like a natural tooth.


How Do Dental Bridges Work?

Dental bridges are also dental prosthetics, recommended for people who are missing one or more teeth. However, the prosthetic is not the right choice for everyone as it can only work for people who have healthy anchoring teeth on either side of the missing tooth or teeth.

Quite similar to crowns, dental bridges are also available in different materials. At Mernda Smiles, you have the option to choose porcelain or ceramic dental bridges that can match the natural colour of your missing tooth and help you to ensure both functionality and aesthetic appeal.

We also offer bridges that are made from metal-fused porcelain for improved strength and functionality.


The Dental Bridge Process

Note that the dental bridge fixing is a multi-step process, and you often require to visit our clinic more than once to complete it. During the initial consultation, our dentists will analyse your missing tooth, adjacent teeth and confirm whether you can receive a dental bridge or not.

Once we conclude that you can get a dental bridge, we will create a mould of your missing tooth and adjacent teeth. We will also reshape the anchoring teeth to make them fit the bridge. We will fix a temporary bridge for you until your permanent bridge is ready at our lab.

Your dentist will ask you to visit our clinic once the permanent bridge is ready. During the second visit, our dentists will remove the temporary bridge, fix the permanent bridge, check the occlusion, and cement the bridge to work as a permanent tooth.

Note that every surgical process carries risks, and we request to you seek the independent opinion of a qualified health practitioner before choosing to go ahead with the procedure.

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The Durability Of Crowns And Bridges

Note that most crowns and bridges can last for ten years. With proper dental hygiene, excellent care, and regular dental visits, you can increase the lifespan of your crown or bridge further.

However, bridges may lose out if the anchoring teeth or bone supporting it got damaged or weakened due to any dental disease. Always follow good dental practices and brush your teeth with fluoride toothpaste to improve your oral health and get the best results for your prosthetics.

Also, avoid chewing and biting hard objects with your new crown or bridge to prevent any damage to your prosthetic.


Book An Appointment Today To Replace Your Teeth

Call us today on 03 9717 9696 or connect with us online to book an appointment to replace or repair your tooth. As a team of experienced dental specialists, practice managers, and dental assistants, we are committed to providing you with the option that can give you the best result – both by function and aesthetics.