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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Crowns and Bridges

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If you have any questions about dentistry in Armidale, NSW, we invite you to get in touch with us. Meanwhile, check out the questions we hear most often from patients just like you. 

Crowns and Bridges

A chipped tooth can be embarrassing and prevent you from wanting to smile and laugh. But it can also invite bacteria, decay and infection, which is why it’s important to treat a chipped tooth even if it is not causing you pain.

For a minor chip that is merely cosmetic, your dentist in Armidale may rely on composite resin for repair. This is the material used in tooth-coloured fillings. It is spread across a minor chip or crack, and then your dentist uses a special light to set the material.

What Is A Dental Crown?

However, for chips that may pose a threat to your oral health, your dentist relies on a dental crown for repair.

A dental crown is a hollow tooth cap that goes over your tooth to the gum line. This cap is shaped and coloured to look like a tooth and to blend easily with your teeth. It is highly unlikely that anyone will even know you have a dental crown. Besides aesthetics, a tooth crown also provides support to a tooth that may be vulnerable to further fracture due to damage or a chip.

For Dental Crowns in Armidale, We Welcome Your Call

A chipped tooth can put your oral health at risk. We recommend contacting our dental clinic to schedule a consultation.  

There are many reasons why a crown could be the right treatment for your tooth. 

Fractured teeth: teeth with silver fillings tend to crack and break over time. The silver fillings act like a wedge within the tooth causing cracks, this is common on back teeth. Whenever there is cracks, the tooth becomes weak and eventually break. In some cases, this could mean extracting the tooth. A crown acts like helmet on the tooth to protect it and prevent breakage

Tooth with a large filling- fillings do fail and break after some time, each time it is replaced there is loss of natural tooth and gain of a filling. There comes a point where the size of the filling is bigger than the tooth and does not last when it has been done. A crown holds the filling and the tooth together thereby reducing risk of fracture and prolong tooth retention.

Following root canal therapy: During root canal treatment, the tooth is hollowed to remove painful infected nerve, this often leave the tooth week and vulnerable to breakage. A crown is placed on the tooth following root canal treatment to prevent any future breakage.

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