Crowns And Bridges
At Specialist Prosthodontics, we aim to provide you with the best patient-centred care. Located 12km south-east of Brisbane, our team is led by an experienced Prosthodontist with over 10 years in specialist practice.
Our goal at Specialist Prosthodontics is to listen to your dental needs and accurately diagnose the cause of your dental problem/s. Using the latest techniques, resources and expert knowledge, we will formulate a treatment plan for your approval. Our crown and bridge specialists in Brisbane strive to provide the highest quality of prosthodontic care, biocompatible materials and treatment, in order to give you the best functional and aesthetic result possible. We will do our utmost to cater to your needs and ensure that you are comfortable throughout the entire process.
What Are Crowns And Bridges?
Crowns and bridges are a long-lasting, low-maintenance way of bringing back your natural smile. Unlike removable devices such as dentures, dental crowns and bridges are permanently attached onto teeth or implants.
A crown is used on an individual tooth to strengthen and protect a damaged or fractured root structure. It can also be used to improve its appearance, shape or alignment. A crown is generally made of porcelain, ceramic, a metallic alloy or a combination that can be coloured and textured to match to your existing teeth.
A bridge can be used when one or more teeth are missing. We can advise you on the best bridge solution for your situation. For example, we may use a resin-bonded bridge to replace a single missing tooth, a conventional 3-unit bridge to replace one tooth. Implant-supported bridges can replace an entire arch of teeth!
Our crown and bridge specialists at our Brisbane clinic use high-quality dental prosthetics, crafted with scientifically tested materials and made by reputable companies that adhere to strict quality control measures. Some examples of the high-quality materials we use are E.max Lithium Disilicate made in Europe and Katana zirconia made in Japan. Our team also has long standing collaborative relationships with master ceramists and the best dental technicians in the industry to produce bespoke, aesthetically pleasing results.
What Is The Treatment Process?
Your Prosthodontist will first assess whether your teeth are suitable for crowns or bridges and if a post or core restoration is required before your crown or bridge can be permanently attached.
After any necessary tooth restoration is complete, we will take shade matching photographs and an impression of the prepared tooth/teeth and your crown or bridge will be constructed using refined processes in a dental laboratory under the supervision of a dental technican/ceramist. Provisional crowns/bridges may be required between appointments. Throughout the process, your Prosthodontist will keep you informed and ensure that you receive the highest quality of care.
The final step is to fit your crown or bridge. At this stage, our Brisbane crown and bridge specialist will check if the dimensions, appearance and bite are correct. Crowns and bridges are then cemented with high quality, biocompatible cements to ensure they maintain their function over time.
Do I Need Crowns Or Bridges?
If your tooth is broken down, restoration with a crown may increase the lifespan of the tooth and improve its appearance. If you are missing teeth and the adjacent teeth have pre-existing restorations, bridges may be suitable to replace the missing teeth.
However, not every tooth requires a crown (even if it has had root canal treatment) and not every missing tooth should be replaced with a bridge. Before commencing any irreversible crown and bridge work, we will thoroughly and comprehensively assess whether a crown or bridge is the most suitable option for you, or whether onlays or dental implants are better in your situation. We are able help with these alternative solutions also. At Specialist Prosthodontics, we not only provide our patients with crowns or bridges but also a comprehensive treatment plan to help them reduce the risk of tooth decay, excessive wear and tear, and to maintain the aesthetic result for many years.
Why choose Specialist Prosthodontics?
Specialist Prosthodontics in Brisbane is the main practice of Dr Jamie Foong. Dr Foong has over 10 years of experience treating challenging and complex prosthodontic cases. With extensive specialist training and experience, it is our mission to make a positive impact to the lives of our patients by helping them achieve a smile they are proud of. We strive to provide the highest quality of dental implant, crown and bridge treatment in Brisbane, using the best materials available in the world and giving you the best functional and aesthetic result possible.
To learn more about the types of implants or if this dental procedure is right for you, contact us at 07 3077 7163 to organise a consultation today.