Bridges and crowns are fixed prosthetic devices that are cemented onto existing teeth or implants by a dentist or prosthodontist. Crowns are used most commonly to entirely cover or “cap” a damaged tooth or cover an implant. Bridges are commonly used to cover a space if you’re missing one or more teeth. They are cemented to natural teeth or implants surrounding the space where the tooth once stood.
In addition to strengthening a damaged tooth, bridges and crowns can be used to improve a tooth’s appearance, shape, alignment and dental occlusion (bite). Gaps left by missing teeth can cause the remaining teeth to shift, which can result in a bad bite. Bridges and crowns help prevent this from happening.
When a significant change is required to the smile as a whole due to wear and tear, discolouration, neglect or just naturally unaesthetic teeth, a “smile make over” utilizing porcelain crowns and veneers and sometimes tooth coloured composite resin restorations is performed. The design, shade and over all look of the new smile is discussed in detail prior to any treatment being started. The final outcome is pre-planned in the lab and using digital photos and can be “tried in” with a temporary try in material before any permanent changes are made to the teeth. At LDS we use EMAX full porcelain crowns and veneers which are beautifully natural and are custom made by skilled dental ceramicists here in Perth.
To maintain good quality control, we never skimp on price by using labs which outsource their work to cheaper international labs. The dental ceramicist is an integral part of the porcelain veneer/crown dental makeover process and we use only the best ceramicists in Perth at Omni Dental Ceramics and Core Dental Ceramics. A smile make over with porcelain crowns and/ or veneers is very technically demanding and requires a team with experience, skill and attention to detail to get the best aesthetics and longevity. David Porzig has over 20 years experience with cutting edge modern dentistry and treats every case as if they were a family member. Book in for an appointment to meet David and the team at lifestyle Dental Studio, in Wembley Downs and get ready to enjoy a beautiful, natural, long lasting smile.