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Dental Crowns and Bridges

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Crowns, bridges and veneers are all restorative treatments used to enhance and restore the appearance of your teeth.

At McIntyre Dental Clinic, we’re proud to provide a large number of different types and materials of crowns and bridges to our patients, including porcelain fused to metal crowns for higher load bearing areas as well as high and low translucency and beautifully aesthetic Zirconium crowns for high visibility areas.

A more detailed look at these options include:

  • Porcelain fused to metal crown (PFM) – These crowns have a metal core and are overlaid with aesthetic porcelain. These are useful in higher load bearing areas like the back teeth.
  • Full porcelain (E-max) crowns – All ceramic crowns with superior strength and aesthetics. Ideal for front teeth in heavy bite situations.
  • Zirconia (lava/calypso) Crowns – Perfect for those high aesthetic areas where looks are a concern. These have an opaque zirconium core which can block out even the darkest teeth to produce a beautifully white, natural appearance.

All crowns are matched perfectly to the adjacent teeth.

Bridges at McIntyre Dental Clinic

Bridges are used to replace teeth in smaller spaces (1-2 teeth). This is achieved by cementing fake porcelain teeth in between the teeth on either side. This is achieved in a number of ways:

  • Crown-supported Bridge – If the teeth on either side are heavily filled or compromised structurally, 1 or both of the teeth either side of the space is crowned and the porcelain replacement teeth are fused to these crowns. This allows each tooth to be strengthened by crowning and providing strong support for the replacement teeth. In some clinical cases, bridges can also be completed single-visit with CEREC.
  • Resin Bonded Bridge – If the teeth on either side of the gap are not heavily filled, a crown may not be indicated. Instead, a conservative approach is taken whereby the fake porcelain tooth is “bonded” or cemented to the back of the adjacent teeth by metallic or ceramic wings. This limits the amount of preparation needed on the adjacent teeth. This technique is conservative however is only utilized in situations with lower bite forces.

Schedule Your Appointment Today

Book your time with our Para Hills dentists today to get started. We look forward to offering you the affordable dental care you deserve.

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