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Dental Crowns and Bridges Chermside, Brisbane

Damaged, decayed, or missing teeth can affect your oral health and self-confidence. At Today's Dentistry, we offer dental crowns and bridges as effective solutions to restore your smile's function and beauty. Our skilled team will help you understand the differences between these two treatments and determine the best option for your unique dental needs.

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How Dental Crowns And Bridges Work

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What Are Dental Crowns And Bridges, And How Are They Different?

A dental crown is a custom-made, tooth-shaped cap designed to cover and protect a damaged or decayed tooth. Crowns are often used to restore the tooth's strength, appearance, and function. Dental crowns can be used to restore your natural tooth when the tooth root is still healthy, or they can be attached to dental implants to restore missing teeth.

A dental bridge is a fixed dental restoration used to replace one or more missing teeth. Think of it like a row of dental crowns connected together, with dental crowns on either side of the gap (these are called abutment teeth) and a false tooth (pontic) in between. Bridges can be supported by natural teeth or dental implants, depending on the specific case.

Although dental crowns and bridges both involve the use of custom-made prosthetic devices, they serve different purposes:

Dental Crowns: Used to protect and restore individual damaged or decayed teeth, where there is either a natural tooth root or dental implant to attach the crown to.
Dental Bridges: Used to replace one or more missing teeth by connecting crowns together, where there is no tooth root or dental implant to attach a single crown to.

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What Are The Benefits 
Of Dental Crowns And Bridges?

Compared to restoring a tooth with fillings, dental crowns:

Are stronger and less likely to crack the root
Look just like natural teeth
Long-lasting and durable restorations

Some of the benefits of dental bridges include:

Restored function, allowing you to eat and speak comfortably
Improved appearance and aesthetics of your smile by replacing missing teeth
Preventing the teeth next to a missing tooth from tipping sideways

Dental Crowns And Bridges Chermside, Brisbane: What To Expect At Your Consultation?

At Today's Dentistry, our experienced team is dedicated to helping you achieve a healthy, beautiful smile. We offer a full range of dental treatments including crowns and bridges, and will collaborate with you to find the best treatment option for your unique needs.

We use advanced technology and a personalised approach to ensure the best possible results for you. Our practice is well known for delivering fear-free dental care without any judgement.

Don't let damaged or missing teeth affect your quality of life – contact us today to schedule a consultation!

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Frequently Asked Questions 
About Dental Crowns And Bridges

General Information About Dental Crowns

What does a dental crown look like?

A dental crown looks like a tooth-shaped "cap" that is placed over a tooth, covering it to restore its shape, size, strength, and appearance.

What are the types of dental crowns?

There are several types of dental crowns, including ceramic, porcelain fused to metal, gold alloys, and base metal alloys.

What’s the difference between a dental crown VS cap?

There is no difference between a dental crown and a cap. These are two different terms for the same dental restoration.

What’s the difference between a dental crown VS onlay?

A crown covers the entire tooth, while an onlay covers a portion of the tooth's biting surface.

What’s the difference between a dental crown VS veneer?

A dental crown covers the entire tooth, while a veneer only covers the front surface of the tooth.

How long do dental crowns last?

On average, dental crowns last between 5 and 25 years, depending on the material used and how well they're cared for.

How common are dental crowns?

Dental crowns are very common and are a standard treatment for damaged, decayed, or aesthetically displeasing teeth.

Dental crown VS root canal?

A dental crown is a cap that covers a damaged tooth, while a root canal is a procedure to remove infected pulp inside a tooth. Often, a tooth that has had a root canal will need a crown for protection.

Can you get a dental crown while pregnant?

It’s generally considered safe to get a dental crown while pregnant. However, your dentist might recommend waiting until after the first trimester.

General Information About Dental Bridges

Difference between dental bridge VS implant?

A dental bridge replaces missing teeth by bridging the gap with false teeth, anchored to the adjacent natural teeth. A dental implant replaces a missing tooth by surgically attaching a titanium post to the jawbone, onto which a false tooth is mounted.

Can you get a dental bridge for front teeth?

Yes, dental bridges can be used to replace missing front teeth, provided there are healthy teeth on either side to serve as supports.

Are there different types of dental bridges?

Yes, there are several types of dental bridges, including traditional bridges, cantilever bridges, Maryland bonded bridges, and implant-supported bridges.

Do you need to floss a dental bridge?

Yes, flossing around and under a dental bridge is important to maintain good oral hygiene and prevent gum disease.

Are dental bridges permanent or removable?

Most dental bridges are permanent, meaning they are cemented in place and can only be removed by a dentist. However, there are also removable bridges, often called partial dentures.

What are dental bridge alternatives?

Alternatives to dental bridges include dental implants and removable partial dentures.

Dental bridge VS denture?

A dental bridge is a fixed device that replaces missing teeth, while a denture is a removable device that can replace some or all of your teeth.

Does a dental bridge look and feel natural?

Yes, a properly fitted dental bridge should look and feel natural.

How many missing teeth can a dental bridge replace?

A traditional dental bridge can replace one or two missing teeth. An implant-supported bridge can replace several missing teeth in a row.


Can you get same day dental crowns? Can a dental bridge be done in one day?

With advanced technology such as CEREC it's possible to get a dental crown in one day. However, a dental bridge usually requires at least two visits to the dentist.

Is a dental crown or bridge painful?

Patients are typically numbed with local anaesthesia during the procedure, so it shouldn't be painful. There may be some discomfort or sensitivity after the procedure.

Can you get a dental crown without a root canal?

Yes, you can get a dental crown without a root canal. Dental crowns are often used to protect a tooth that has been weakened due to decay, a large filling, or a fracture. However, if the tooth's pulp is infected or inflamed, a root canal may be necessary before placing a crown.

Can you get gold dental crowns?

Yes, gold alloy crowns are an option. They are highly durable and resistant to wear and corrosion, making them suitable for back teeth that need to withstand high chewing and biting forces.

How is a dental bridge attached?

A dental bridge is attached by preparing the adjacent teeth on either side of the gap for crowns. These prepared teeth act as abutments to hold the bridge in place.

How long after getting a dental crown or bridge can I eat?

Your dentist will provide specific instructions, but generally, you should wait until the local anaesthesia has worn off before eating to avoid accidentally biting your cheek or tongue. After this, you can eat as normal, though it's advisable to avoid very hard or sticky foods.

Issues / Challenges

Can a dental crown be removed?

A dental crown can be removed, but this should only be done by a dental professional, as it requires specific tools and techniques to avoid damaging the tooth underneath.

Do dental crowns cause sensitivity?

Some people may experience sensitivity in their crowned tooth, especially to hot and cold temperatures, shortly after the procedure. This is normal and should subside over time.

Can dental bridges be repaired?

Yes, dental bridges can often be repaired if they're damaged. The specific method of repair will depend on the type of damage.

Can you get a dental bridge with bone loss?

If significant bone loss has occurred, a dental implant may not be an option, and a dental bridge may be considered. However, the remaining teeth must be strong and healthy enough to support the bridge.

Can you get a dental bridge or crown when you have gum disease?

It's generally not advisable to get a dental bridge or crown if you have active gum disease. It's important to treat the gum disease first to ensure a healthy foundation for any dental restoration.

What Our Patients Are Saying

"When you’re prepared to drive more than 2000km to visit the dentist

it says everything you need to know about the service from the incredible team at Today’s Dentistry!"
Ross McHutcheon

"After 30 years of being terrified and avoiding dentists I have finally found "the one".

I could not recommend this place more. From the staff to the facilities, I have absolutely nothing to fault. My phobia is
gone and I will go nowhere else."
Lauren West

"The interior of the dentist feels more like a 5 star hotel spa and provides a very comfortable,

almost luxurious experience.
I highly recommend this dentist, especially if you suffer with anxiety or a fear of dentistry."

Adele Rooney

Get A Custom Dental Roadmap

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Your first visit at Today’s Dentistry is all about creating a Dental Roadmap so you know exactly what condition your teeth and gums are in, and what your options are for treatment.

Your first appointment includes:

An Intraoral Scan displayed on our chair-side TV so you see what we’re seeing.
A review of your Dental Roadmap, including interest-free payment plan options.
Diagnostic X-Rays to spot any hidden issues.

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Today's Dentistry
Is Located At

91 Kittyhawk Drive, Chermside

Opening Hours:

Mon - Thu 8.30am - 8pm

Fri 8.30am - 2pm