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Dental Crowns & Bridge

Dental crowns are a simple and effective way of addressing a variety of dental problems. For those who have experienced broken teeth or deep decay, dental crowns can save your tooth and prevent any further degradation. They fit over the top of existing teeth and reinforce their structure. They can be an excellent way of stopping any existing damage in their tracks and can typically be fitted with only minimal discomfort or time-commitment.

For those experiencing the trouble that can come with damaged or decayed teeth, dental crowns offer an inexpensive and easy way to restore your smile. The use of high-quality materials to mimic the colour and texture of the natural tooth so your restoration blends in seamlessly. Strong, long-lasting dental crowns are made to absorb the force of chewing so that your tooth is fully functional again.

Whom Are Dental Crowns & Bridges Suited For?

Dental crowns tend to be well-suited in the following situations:

  • $Rebuilding a tooth that has become worn or weak because a large dental filling has begun to fail
  • $Holding a dental bridge into place
  • $Improving the appearance of a tooth that has become stained or discoloured
  • $Protecting a tooth that has become brittle following a root canal procedure
  • $Providing the finishing touch for a dental implant
  • $Reshaping a tooth that has an irregular appearance

How Are Dental Crowns Fitted?

Dental crowns are typically quite easy to fit and won’t require multiple appointments with your dentist like other procedures. At TCare Dental Centre, we use state-of-the-art computer-assisted design software (TRIOS technology) that allows us to take scans of your tooth and cut time and discomfort out of the process.

This technology eliminates the need for unpleasant dental impressions; it also provides us with a more accurate mould of your tooth so that your new crown will fit precisely.

The scan is sent to our in-house milling machine, which fabricates your new crown in about 15 minutes—while you wait. Once it is ready, Dr. Nhan can immediately cement it into place. The entire process will take about an hour and a half from start to finish, and it can all be completed in just one appointment at our clinic.

When Do You Need A Dental Crown Or Bridge?

A dental bridge also fills in the gap left by missing teeth by attaching to the healthy teeth on either side of the space. One of the major drawbacks of a dental bridge is that the two teeth to which the bridge is attached will need to be reshaped, even if they are otherwise healthy. This is to accommodate the dental crowns that attach to the bridge, holding it into place.

Dental crowns and bridges are suitable for a wide range of people. Are any of the following true for you?

  • $You have fractured or broken teeth
  • $You are interested in cosmetic enhancement
  • $You’ve had a root canal done
  • $Your teeth have advanced cavities
  • $You’re interested in cosmetic improvements to misshapen teeth
  • $Your teeth have become weakened
  • $Bruxism (teeth grinding) has damaged your teeth

Dental Crowns

They can be used to treat the most severe decay and even be an option to replace a broken or extremely damaged tooth. Dental crowns are usually a less expensive treatment option and can save money in the long term by helping slow down (or halt completely) the slow progress of oral health problems that would cost money to treat down the line.

Dental Bridges

By being anchored to the healthy teeth on either side of the gap, a dental bridge also closes the space left by missing teeth. Even if the two teeth to which the bridge is affixed are healthy, they will need to be reshaped, which is one of the biggest disadvantages of a dental bridge. This is done to make room for the dental crowns that secure the bridge in place by attaching to it.
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What About the Cost of Dental Crowns?

Dental crowns are typically less expensive than a variety of other procedures – particularly those that require more invasive work to take place. The initial cost of having a dental crown fitted will also help those experiencing trouble with their teeth to halt or slow the progress of issues that may cost a great deal more to fix down the line.

FAQ

Frequently asked question.

How long do dental implants last?
If taken care of correctly, your dental implants can last a lifetime. Unlike other treatment options, dental implants do not need to be replaced or redone, making them an excellent, low-maintenance alternative for those looking to treat a range of oral health issues.
What Are The Benefits Of Dental Implants?
Dental implants provide benefits that may not be achieved with other solutions for some patients. These benefits include an Overall improved appearance of your teeth. No dietary restrictions, as dental implants function close to your natural teeth. The implants can preserve your jawbone below lost teeth and prevent nearby teeth from shifting, minimising further tooth loss.
Am I A Good Candidate For Dental Implants?

This all depends on your circumstances. You must have good oral health to receive dental implants – this means a strong jaw bone, no gum disease, and you must be a non-smoker. Your experienced dentist at TCare Dental Centre will discuss your medical history and advise on the best solution.

How Long Does A Dental Implant Procedure Take?
Following your initial consultation, your dentist will schedule an appointment for the dental implant procedure. Inserting a single dental implant takes approximately 1-2 hours. You will need a follow-up appointment approximately 3-9 months after the insertion of your implant for your dentist to construct a crown or bridge to secure your new implant.
What Are The Different Types Of Dental Implants?

Dental implants are selected based on your circumstances. There are three main types of dental implants.

Endosseous Implants are placed within the jawbone. They are made from metal, ceramic or ceramic-coated metal and are generally cylinder or screw-shaped.

Subperiosteal Implants rest directly on top of the jawbone but underneath the gum tissue. This consists of a metal framework with attachment posts that extend through the tissue for stability.

Transosteal Implants pass through the jawbone and gum tissue and into the mouth. They appear as either a metal pin or a u-shaped frame.

Does Insurance Cover The Cost Of Dental Implants?
Dental implants can be costly and may not be covered by your private health insurer. In some cases, your insurer may only cover a fraction of the cost of dental implants. We recommend contacting them before your initial consultation to determine if dental implants are included in your insurance or extras policy.
What Are The Disadvantages Of Dental Implants?
Getting dental implants can be costly. It is one of the most expensive options for replacing lost teeth. They can cost up to five times more than other alternatives, including dentures and bridges.

Some health insurance policies may not cover dental implants, so you must check with your provider before considering the procedure. Additionally, your jawbone must be strong and healthy to support the implants. Otherwise, you may be ineligible.