Crowns

Crowns and Bridges

When your smile has experienced years of wear, accidental damage or large areas of decay that have compromised the integrity of your bite, your confidence isn’t the only thing affected. Everything from the way you speak and eat to the alignment of your other teeth can be impacted.

Fortunately, the custom porcelain dental bridges and crowns we offer at Blacktown Dental Group can help. Each ceramic restoration is handcrafted from specific shades of material to blend in with your smile and help it to look whole again.

Why Dental Crowns Are Valuable:

Dental crowns offer several key benefits:

  • Restoration of Function: Crowns enable you to bite, chew, and speak comfortably and effectively.
  • Protection: They shield weakened or damaged teeth from further harm and decay.
  • Aesthetics: Crowns can enhance the appearance of your smile by improving the shape, color, and alignment of your teeth.
  • Durability: With proper care, dental crowns can last many years, providing long-term dental health benefits.

Options for Missing Teeth

If you were to take 3-4 crowns and bond them together in order to replace the missing teeth in the middle, you would have a dental bridge. Bridges are anchored on top of supporting teeth or dental implants on either side of the ones that have been extracted. They suspend functional crowns over your gum tissue, filling in open space.

Your bridge is designed so the final results help your smile appear whole again. Everything from the shape of each tooth to the colour of the porcelain are carefully selected for optimal aesthetic results.

Types of Dental Crowns

  1. Porcelain Crowns: These crowns are known for their natural appearance and are often used for front teeth. They can be color-matched to your existing teeth, providing a seamless blend.
  2. Metal Crowns: Metal crowns, such as those made of gold or silver alloys, are exceptionally durable and long-lasting. They are typically used for back teeth and are less noticeable due to their color.
  3. Porcelain-Fused-to-Metal (PFM) Crowns: PFM crowns combine the natural aesthetics of porcelain with the strength of metal. They are a versatile option suitable for both front and back teeth.
  4. All-Ceramic Crowns: These crowns are entirely metal-free and offer excellent aesthetics while maintaining durability. They are an ideal choice for those who desire a natural-looking smile.
  5. Zirconia Crowns: Zirconia crowns are known for their strength and aesthetic appeal. They are often used for posterior teeth and can withstand heavy chewing forces.

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