Crowns and bridges in Toowoomba
When you have a tooth that’s missing or one that’s badly damaged, it’s essential to find a way to replace it. Replacing and repairing teeth provides support to surrounding teeth. By pursuing this type of treatment, you can reduce the risk of experiencing further issues with your oral health. At 1300 Smiles, we provide crowns and bridges to patients throughout Toowoomba.
Adding a crown to your smile
Crowns are caps that cover the tooth in its entirety. They’re ideal for protecting weak teeth, teeth that have undergone significant damage, and those with a filling already in place. In addition to giving your tooth some structure, your crown will look aesthetically-pleasing.
Our crowns come in a range of materials, and each one has its advantages. They include:
- Porcelain fused to metal
- Stainless steel
- Other metals, such as gold or alloy
Your dentist will discuss the options available with you and help you decide on the right crown for your teeth. Your crown will last for between five and 15 years. Its overall longevity will depend on your eating and oral hygiene habits, as well as the material you choose.
Replacing missing teeth with bridges
Bridges are ideal for replacing one or more missing teeth. In addition to helping you return your smile to normal, they provide surrounding teeth with support. Some of the materials we can use to create your bridges include:
- Acrylic if we’re creating a temporary bridge
- Porcelain that’s bonded to a metal alloy
- A metal alloy that contains titanium, chromium, or other metals
Your bridge will be made of one crown on each tooth, and it will feature a false tooth in between. As the name suggests, it’s designed to bridge a gap. Your dentist will discuss the materials available to you and help you choose the right one for your smile.
- Monday: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
- Tuesday: 8:30 am – 6:30 pm
- Wednesday: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
- Thursday: 8:30 am – 7:30 pm
- Friday: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
- Saturday: 8:00 am – 3:30 pm
- Sunday: Closed