Crowns and Bridges
Revitalising Smiles in Gosford and the Central Coast.
Restorative Excellence with Coastal Dental’s Crowns and Bridges
A compromised tooth, whether due to decay, injury, or wear, can impact more than just your oral health; it can affect your overall well-being, confidence, and daily life. At Coastal Dental, nestled within the vibrant communities of Gosford and the Central Coast of NSW, we harness the transformative power of crowns and bridges to rejuvenate both the function and appearance of your smile.
Understanding Crowns and Bridges
Often referred to as “caps,” dental crowns are custom-made restorations that envelop a tooth’s entire visible portion. Crafted with precision to match the colour, shape, and size of your natural teeth, crowns serve multiple purposes:
- Restoring the integrity of a damaged or weakened tooth
- Protecting a tooth after a root canal treatment
- Enhancing the aesthetic appearance of a discoloured or misshapen tooth
- Acting as an anchor for dental bridges.
When one or more teeth are missing, bridges come into play. These restorations “bridge” the gap left by missing teeth, comprising one or more artificial teeth anchored by crowns on either side. Not only do bridges restore your smile and chewing function, but they also prevent adjacent teeth from shifting, maintaining the integrity of your dental arch.
Why Choose Coastal Dental for Your Crown and Bridge Needs?
Invest in a Radiant, Functional smile.
A smile is more than just a facial expression; it’s a reflection of your inner confidence and well-being. Don’t let compromised teeth hold you back. With Coastal Dental’s crowns and bridges, you’re investing in a future where every laugh, bite, and moment is enjoyed to the fullest.
Located in the heart of Gosford and the Central Coast, Coastal Dental is your go-to destination for restorative dental excellence. Trust in our expertise, and let’s pave the way for a brighter, healthier smile together.
Benefits of Crowns and Bridges
Improved Oral Health
Frequently Asked Questions
With proper care and maintenance, dental crowns and bridges can last for many years, often ranging from 10 to 15 years or longer. The longevity depends on the materials used, the location of the crown or bridge in the mouth, oral hygiene practises, and individual habits such as teeth grinding or chewing on hard foods.
Absolutely. At Coastal Dental, our primary goal is to ensure that any restoration seamlessly integrates with your natural teeth. We custom-design crowns and bridges to match the colour, shape, and size of your adjacent teeth, ensuring a natural and harmonious appearance.
Maintaining your crown or bridge is much like caring for your natural teeth. Regular brushing and flossing are essential. While the restoration itself won’t decay, the edge where the crown or bridge meets the tooth can be vulnerable. Regular dental check-ups and professional cleanings will help ensure the longevity of your restoration. It’s also advisable to avoid very hard or sticky foods that could damage the crown or dislodge the bridge.
Typically, crowns and bridges require at least two visits. The first visit involves preparing the tooth (or teeth) for the crown or bridge, taking impressions, and fitting a temporary restoration. The impressions are sent to a dental laboratory, where your custom restoration is crafted. During the second visit, the temporary crown or bridge is removed and the permanent crown or bridge is fitted and cemented in place.
Yes, there are non-metal options available for patients with metal allergies or for those who simply prefer a metal-free solution. Ceramic and porcelain crowns and bridges are popular choices that offer durability and a very natural appearance. When you visit Coastal Dental, be sure to discuss any allergies or preferences with our team so we can recommend the best materials for your needs.
Your oral health and satisfaction are our top priorities at Coastal Dental. If you have more questions about crowns, bridges, or any other dental concerns, don’t hesitate to reach out. We’re here to guide and support you every step of the way.