West Perth Crowns and Bridges
When considering your future oral health, repairing and protecting your natural teeth instead of replacing them is often the most convenient and affordable way to ensure that you can enjoy your favourite foods and smile confidently.
When natural teeth sustain damage or require an extraction, the WPC team is here to help find a solution that works best for you.
The Purpose of Dental Crowns
Dental crowns are one of the most versatile and effective ways to repair teeth after damage, disease or trauma, such as:
- Fractures or cracks
- Deep decay
- Root canal therapy
- Wear and erosion
- Bite misalignment
- Poor shape or discolouration
Dental crowns, unlike fillings and bonding, actually cover the entire remaining tooth structure to strengthen it and provide stability. At WPC, we offer aesthetic, tooth-coloured crowns to complement the appearance of your smile.
Using our on-site ceramics laboratory allows our team to oversee the process from start to finish for impeccable fit, function and cosmetics.
After removing decay and damaged tooth structure, we will take an impression for our laboratory to custom design a durable ceramic crown. We will protect your tooth with a temporary crown until the final restoration is ready. At that point, he will oversee the colouration and shading of the final restoration in addition to ensuring a comfortable fit.
Dental Bridges to Replace Missing Teeth
When tooth loss or the need for an extraction arises, finding a suitable tooth-replacement option is necessary to protect the comfort and function of the bite. Not to mention, a gap between your teeth can cause feelings of self-consciousness when smiling.
A dental bridge requires dental crowns on healthy, adjacent teeth to suspend an artificial ceramic tooth in place. Bridges prevent surrounding and opposing teeth from shifting and exposing roots or disrupting normal bite function.
As with our dental crowns, we create tooth-coloured options to blend in naturally with your smile.
Complex and Reconstructive Dentistry
For some patients who experience significant wear or damage, crowns and bridges can restore healthy occlusion (bite) and jaw function. Our prosthodontist, Dr Bradley Shepherd, will design a treatment plan to address not only the appearance and comfort of the smile but also jaw function, which is necessary to restore the entire system.
His specialised training in prosthodontics qualifies him to treat full mouth and complex cases for patients with developmental conditions or trauma, such as an accident, or those who have worn their teeth due to a bruxism (grinding) habit.
Caring for Dental Crowns and Bridges
Caring for your dentistry can improve its longevity. Dental crowns require much the same care as natural teeth:
- Dental cleanings
Dental bridges require some special attention to keep the gum tissue healthy. Flossing and cleaning around the dental bridge is made easier with small brushes and floss threaders. Our team will be happy to demonstrate proper care of your restoration.
We Welcome New Patients
Contact us to arrange an appointment at Western Prosthodontic Centre, located in West Perth. Our dentists are known for their kind and gentle approach to dentistry – something our patients truly appreciate.