Crowns and bridges are fixed solutions to missing or damaged teeth. This restorative procedure uses prosthetic devices to return your smile to its natural-looking state. A crown can be used when a tooth is fractured or damaged, or when too much decay has weakened a tooth to a point where full coverage is the only way to protect the remaining tooth structure. When a tooth is misshapen and severely discoloured, a crown can also be a solution.
At times there may be may be problems with shape, colour or position of one or more teeth where the use of porcelain or resin veneers may result in a much more desirable cosmetic finish. This procedure sometimes involves the minimal removal of tooth structure so that a thin layer of restorative material can be bonded to the remaining tooth.
A bridge is used to replace a missing tooth or teeth. It is also a possible solution when dentures are unstable, uncomfortable or aesthetically displeasing. A bridge uses the tooth or teeth (abutment tooth) on either side of the missing tooth or teeth to support the replacement tooth. Depending on the condition of the abutment tooth, it may take the form of a full coverage crown or may be as simple as a bonded wing.
Another option that we can offer you at All About Smiles Ettalong and All About Smiles Kincumber is a one-visit ceramic restoration, saving you an additional visit when having a crown or inlay done. That procedure is called a CEREC restoration. CEREC is an acronym for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. We can economically restore damaged teeth in a single appointment using a high-quality ceramic material that matches the natural colour of other teeth. CEREC has two decades of clinical research and practical experience to support the success of this technology. More than 8 million restorations have been performed worldwide using CEREC technology.
CEREC uses CAD/CAM (computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing) technology, incorporating a camera, computer and milling machine in one instrument. The dentist uses a special camera to take an accurate picture of the damaged tooth. This optical impression is transferred and displayed on a colour computer screen, where the dentist uses CAD technology to design the restoration. Then, the computer and milling machine communicate and create the restoration. Finally, the dentist bonds the new restoration to the surface of the old tooth. The filling is natural-looking, compatible with tissue in the mouth, anti-abrasive and plaque-resistant. Dentists no longer need to create temporaries or take impressions and send them to a lab, therefore eliminating a second visit.
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All About Smiles Ettalong and All About Smiles Kincumber offers effective treatment to restore your damaged teeth. Call today to schedule a consultation.