Crowns and Bridges
When you have missing or damaged teeth, this can have a negative impact on your quality of life. You might feel self-conscious about smiling or speaking around others. It might be difficult to chew your favourite foods comfortably.
At Kenmore Family Dental, our dentists are dedicated to helping patients achieve and maintain a lifetime of good oral health. Dr Tom Hogerheyde and Dr Chris Plackner can restore your smile and your quality of life with dental crowns and bridges. We use the high-quality materials to mimic the colour and texture of the natural tooth, so your restoration blends in seamlessly.
Repairing Damaged Teeth
Whether your tooth has broken because of trauma or becomes unstable because of deep decay, a dental crown can save your tooth. It acts as a tooth cover, or “cap,” to strengthen the tooth structure and restore its function. Strong, long-lasting dental crowns are made to absorb the force of chewing.
Crowns are well-suited in the following situations:
- Rebuilding a tooth that has become worn or weak because a large dental filling has begun to fail
- Reshaping a tooth that has an irregular appearance
- Protecting a tooth that has become brittle after a root canal
- Improving the appearance of a tooth that has become stained or discoloured
- Holding a dental bridge into place
- Providing the finishing touch for a dental implant
Replacing Missing Teeth
If you have one or more missing teeth, normal activities such as speaking, smiling and chewing can become a challenge. Your appearance and confidence can also be impacted. A dental bridge offers a solution.
This common restoration fills in the empty space in your mouth by attaching to teeth that have been fitted with dental crowns on either side of the gap.
It’s crucial to fill in the gap left by missing teeth to prevent your healthy teeth from drifting over to fill in the space. Over time, this can contribute to other problems such as bite issues, teeth that are unduly worn, gum disease and issues with the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). It can also lead to more tooth loss.
Whether you are missing one tooth or many, dental implants provide a solution that closely mimics your natural teeth. Dental implants replace the root of the tooth as well as the crown, so they also protect your bone health. Without a tooth root to stimulate it, the jawbone begins to deteriorate over time.
A Customised Treatment Plan
Don’t let damaged or missing teeth affect your quality of life or negatively impact your remaining healthy teeth. If you need restorative dentistry such as a dental crown or bridge, we invite you to call our Kenmore, QLD clinic Kenmore Family Dental today and book an appointment for a consultation.