What is a dental crown?
Nature has given us a full set of teeth for a reason and we do need them all. Teeth can be weakened over time by heavy wear and multiple fillings. In the worst case, they have to be removed due to fracture or infection. When this happens, at The Dentist at 70 Pitt Street, we have the tools and skills to restore your mouth to its former glory.
Whether we use implants for missing teeth or just need to cover and protect weak teeth, we have a solution for every situation. So if you’re in need of a bridge or crown dentist in Sydney, you can read on to find out more about these restorative treatments.
Crowns or caps cover your teeth and protect them from fractures. They are essential for root canal-filled teeth, heavily worn teeth or teeth with large fillings. Where a single tooth is missing and a dental implant is placed, a crown is attached to the implant and acts as a tooth replacement.
What is a dental bridge?
If you have some missing teeth, we can replace them with a bridge. A bridge is made out of three or more crowns, subtly fused to each other, supported by teeth or dental implants on either side. Even though crowns in a bridge are fused, they’re made to look like individual teeth.
Different types of dental bridges
There are a few different types of dental bridges. At your consultation, your dentist will explain the differences between them and recommend which would be right for you. The different types of dental bridges are:
- Traditional bridge
- Cantilever bridge
- Resin-bonded bridge
- Implant-supported bridge
Benefits of dental crowns and bridges
Dental crowns and bridges have slightly different functions but there are numerous advantages of having both:
- Supports a tooth that has been affected by tooth decay
- Protects a worn tooth
- Covers a large filling
- Covers a dental implant
- Strengthens loose teeth
- Protects a tooth after a root canal procedure
- Holds a cracked or broken tooth together
- Improves the appearance of your tooth
- Repairs a fractured tooth
- Realigns your bite
- Matched to your natural teeth
- Fills in gaps left by a missing tooth/teeth
- Less invasive than dental implants
- Strengthens surrounding teeth and keeps them aligned
- Easy to maintain
- Matched to your natural teeth
- Restores your natural smile
- Improves your self-confidence
Am I a good candidate for
a dental bridge or crown?
If you have one or more missing teeth, then you may be a good candidate for a dental bridge. If one or more of your natural teeth have been damaged by decay or need protection for a number of other reasons, then you may be a good candidate for dental crown restoration.
How dental bridges and crowns are
applied at The Dentist at 70 Pitt Street
If you choose to have your dental bridge or crowns with us in Sydney, this is what you can expect:
Preparing the teeth
Before having a crown fitted your dentist will first prepare the tooth by removing some of the enamel. If you’re having a bridge supported by crowns fitted, your dentist will also prepare the neighbouring teeth. After the teeth have been prepared, images and impressions are taken to create your customised crowns/bridge.
Manufacturing the crowns and bridge
The moulds are then sent to a local Sydney dental laboratory where they manufacture your crowns/bridge. As this process typically takes approximately 2 weeks we fit you with temporary crowns/bridges to protect your teeth until your next visit. Mould of teeth
Placing the crowns and bridges
Once your crowns/bridges are ready you’ll come back for your final appointment. For a single crown, we’ll ensure that it feels comfortable and looks right in your mouth before we cement it in place. For a bridge with crowns, we’ll do the same before bonding them in place.
Read about how we take images and impressions of your teeth for crowns and bridges
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Check-up, Teeth Cleaning for New Patients
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How much do dental crowns and
dental bridges cost in Sydney?
Dental crowns (all types) cost $2,100 per crown. A dental bridge typically involves placing one or more crowns over the neighbouring teeth, plus the cost of the bridge itself so the total cost will be greater. We will be able to give you an accurate breakdown of costs at your initial consultation, once we have assessed exactly what treatment you require.
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Dr. Catherine-Anne Walsh
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Dr Vinaya Sunkersett
Roya Broojerdi (Faridi)
Dr. Yvonne Chow
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Below you can find the questions we get asked most frequently about our dental crown and bridge treatments:
What are crowns and bridges made of?
Both can be made out of ceramic, gold, or a combination of the two. At The Dentist, we use the latest ceramic materials, which are extremely tough. However, the old ‘gold tooth’ is as durable and tough as the new ceramic so, in some cases, gold may be used. We only engage local laboratories that guarantee their work and produce everything on their premises here in Sydney.
Is a bridge cheaper than a denture?
Typically, a partial denture is cheaper than a bridge (however this is not always the case). The total price of your prosthetic will depend on the material it’s made from, how many teeth you’re replacing and other factors.
What do I do after the dental crown procedure?
For the first 48 hours after you’ve had your dental crown procedure, you should avoid sticky, hard, crunchy or chewy foods and try to chew on the other side of your mouth as much as possible. After this time it should be firmly cemented in place and you can treat it like any other normal tooth.
What are the alternatives to a dental bridge?
The 2 alternatives to a dental bridge are partial dentures and dental implants. At your initial consultation, your dentist will discuss all the available options with you, so that you can decide which form of treatment best suits you.
How long do crowns and bridges last?
If you maintain good oral hygiene and regularly get your teeth professionally cleaned, bridges can last over 10 years and crowns up to 15.
Does it hurt to have teeth prepared for crowns?
As your mouth is numbed before preparations begin, you will not feel any pain during the procedure. After the numbing wears off you may experience some discomfort but that can be treated with over-the-counter pain medication.
Can crowns be made to match the surrounding teeth?
Yes, with the advancements in technology crowns can be made to match your surrounding teeth. The dental laboratory will ensure they create crowns that match the colour, texture and of your natural teeth.
How much does a crown cost in Sydney?
The cost of a dental crown in Sydney is $2,100 per crown, according to The Dentist website. This cost covers all types of crowns and includes the placement of a cap over the tooth to protect and restore its shape, function, and appearance.
How much does a bridge cost at the dentist?
The cost of a dental bridge at The Dentist can vary based on specific cases. A bridge typically involves placing one or more crowns over the neighboring teeth, so the total cost will be greater. An accurate breakdown of costs will be provided during the initial consultation after an assessment.
How much does a full set of crowns cost?
A full set of crowns can cost from $2,100 per crown and up, depending on the number and type of crowns. The total cost will vary based on the number of teeth requiring treatment and the patient’s needs. A personalized estimate can be obtained through consultation with The Dentist.
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Why choose us as your bridge
and crown dentist in Sydney?
There are many reasons you should choose us for your bridge or dental crown procedures, but we’ve narrowed it down to the top 5:
- You can listen to your podcast or tunes while you’re having treatment
- We have appointments before 9 am and after 5 pm as well as on Saturdays to suit you
- We aim to be the greenest dentist in Sydney and we have a strong sense of community
- We have a range of payment options including HICAPS & payment plans
- You get to take home a new soft toothbrush, floss, and toothpaste at each of your preventative visits