Crowns & Bridges in West Perth, WA
Missing or damaged might make it difficult for you to enjoy the foods you love. Not to mention, some people may even feel self-conscious about the appearance of their smiles.
The good news is that you don't have to live with these concerns. A dental crown can be provided to repair a damaged tooth and a dental bridge to replace a missing tooth so you can eat and smile with confidence again.
- When You Might Need a Dental Crown
- When You Might Need a Dental Bridge
- Why Restoring a Lost or Broken Tooth Is Important
- Completing Your Crown or Bridge
- Taking Care of Your Crown or Bridge
- Implant-Supported Tooth Crowns or Bridges
- Making Dental Treatment Comfortable and Convenient for You
When You Might Need a Dental Crown
If you have a tooth that is cracked or decayed more than a dental filling can repair, your tooth may need a crown. Crowns strengthen teeth that have had root canal treatment, and they're also the restoration for a single-tooth implant. You might also choose a crown for cosmetic purposes to cover a tooth that is discoloured, chipped, or oddly shaped.
Your new crown fits over your remaining tooth and protects your root, keeping your natural tooth intact. We customise dental crowns to closely mimic your natural tooth in both shape and shade. Dr Kinsella chooses ceramic porcelain because it can be blended seamlessly with your smile, so no one ever notices your dental work.
Tooth crowns in West Perth provide both durability and aesthetics so you’ll be able to eat and chew with ease and smile again with confidence.
When You Might Need a Dental Bridge
If you are living with one or more adjacent missing teeth, a bridge might be a good solution.
A tooth bridge is also made of ceramic porcelain, and it consists of two crowns that support one or more artificial teeth in between that fill in the open space and replace the missing tooth or teeth. A bridge is a fixed appliance, which means that we permanently place it in your mouth and you won’t have to worry about movement or slippage when you talk or eat.
It's essential to keep your anchor teeth clean with daily brushing and flossing to protect the health and longevity of your dental bridge.
Why Restoring a Lost or Broken Tooth Is Important
A tooth that needs a crown is typically cracked or decayed. If you leave this condition untreated, it can result in further damage to your tooth, and sometimes a dental infection. An infection that is left untreated might eventually result in tooth loss, not to mention a lot of discomfort. A broken tooth might be painful, and it can make it challenging to chew, eat, and enjoy the foods you usually would.
If you are missing a tooth, it's important to remember that without a replacement tooth, your teeth may begin to move or drift into the open space. Tooth shifting can lead to bite misalignment or damage to your teeth.
Restoring a broken tooth, or replacing a lost tooth is a way to protect your dental health, ensure that you can eat comfortably, and restore your confident smile.
Completing Your Crown or Bridge
The process to complete a tooth crown or dental bridge is relatively similar. Dr Kinsella will first prepare your tooth for its new restoration and take impressions of it to send to the dental lab that is making your new tooth. He will also create a temporary crown or bridge for you to wear while you wait for the completion of your final restoration. This will help you get used to the feel and function of your new tooth.
At your second visit, your West Perth dentist will permanently place your new restoration and make the necessary adjustments to ensure that your bite is functioning properly and comfortably. The entire process might take around two to three weeks to complete.
Now you’re ready to enjoy your healthy and beautiful smile!
Taking Care of Your Crown or Bridge
You may be surprised to learn that your dental crown or bridge is easy and straightforward to take care of. With daily brushing and flossing, you can keep your tooth crown or dental bridge clean and plaque-free. Excellent home care helps ensure the longevity of your dental restoration.
Regular cleans at our West Perth dental clinic and check-ups with Dr Kinsella will also support the health of your crown or bridge. When you take good care of your restoration, your tooth crown or bridge has the potential to last for many years.
Implant-Supported Tooth Crowns or Bridges
If you are living with a single lost tooth or multiple missing teeth, Dr Kinsella would love to talk with you about the benefits of dental implants.
A dental implant in West Perth topped with a crown might be an excellent solution to replace a single missing tooth. This is because the implant restores both your lost root and tooth and completes your smile with a restoration that closely mimics and functions like your natural tooth.
If multiple missing teeth are impacting your smile, we can use dental implants to support a bridge that can restore lost teeth. An implant-supported bridge can provide stability and aesthetics for your smile.
Tooth implants can even support a full or partial denture, which is customised to restore an entire arch of missing teeth. Implants give denture wearers constant and stable support, so there are no problems with movement and slippage that some people experience with traditional removable dentures.
Dr Kinsella is available to discuss the options for replacing missing teeth with you during an evaluation appointment if missing teeth are a concern for your smile.
Making Dental Treatment Comfortable and Convenient for You
If you're worried about fitting your dental crown treatment comfortably into your budget, you're not alone. Cost can be a concern for many of our patients, and you'll be happy to know that we offer HICAPS so we can process your claim right away, which saves you out-of-pocket expense.
If you're concerned about feeling at ease during your dental procedure, you can rest assured that Dr Kinsella combines more than 25 years of experience and state-of-the-art technology to help patients feel comfortable during dental procedures. We're here to help you restore your smile and meet your dental health goals in the manner that works best for you.
Our convenient and central location in downtown West Perth makes it easy for you to complete your treatment after work or during a lunch break. We also have a free car park with easy access off of the freeway.
Is It Time to Have a Tooth Repaired?
If you have a cracked or broken tooth that needs a crown, it’s important not to delay your treatment so you can avoid further discomfort or damage to your tooth. Promptly completing your dental bridge in West Perth helps you avoid tooth shifting and bite misalignment.
We invite your call to Dr Matthew Kinsella General, Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry if you have questions or concerns about tooth crowns or dental bridges. We are here to help you make dental decisions that work best for you and your smile.