Dental Crowns and Bridges are dental restorations that improve both the aesthetic value of your smile as well as the function. At ArtSmiles Gold Coast, we offer professional cosmetic dentistry to restore your smile. Our team has extensive experience in performing dental crowns and bridges treatment on the Gold Coast. If you have a decayed or weak tooth, or missing teeth, dental crowns or bridges may be the ideal solution. You can get back your missing or damaged teeth and look entirely natural.
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cover, or “cap,” custom designed to fit over a broken or worn tooth to restore its good health, function, optimal structure, size, appearance and shape. A dental crown can also improve the appearance of the tooth to hide large fillings, fractures, or other issues.
One of the most common uses of a dental crown is to repair significant damage or decay that has affected a tooth. Unlike removable dentures, your dental crown is permanently attached to your tooth and requires no special maintenance beyond maintaining healthy oral hygiene habits.
Dental Crowns look like your natural teeth and are fully customizable to your specific needs.
The most common materials used for making dental crowns is porcelain for an aesthetic, natural-looking restoration, but dental crowns may also be created from porcelain fused to zirconia, and full zirconia. Our Gold Coast experts will discuss the available types and help you choose the type of restoration that is best suited to your personal dental needs and lifestyle.
When would I need a Dental crown?
When you visit us, our dentist may suggest a dental crown for a number reasons including the following conditions:
- Covering a dental implant
- Strengthening a cracked or weakened tooth
- Protecting a tooth after root canal treatment
- Enhancing the look of a severely stained or spotted tooth
- Improving the function and appearance of a misshapen tooth
- Supporting a large dental filling when little tooth structure remains
- Decay is too advanced for the tooth to support a filling
- To save a broken tooth
- To anchor a bridge or a partial denture
- For cosmetic enhancement of a poorly shaped or discoloured tooth
While dental crowns are an excellent solution for damaged teeth, a missing tooth requires a more direct approach. A dental bridge is a connected series of porcelain dental crowns specially designed to fill that gap in your smile, attaching an artificial tooth to two dental crowns that are anchored to adjacent existing teeth or dental implants.
Using a custom design to fit your smile, our experts create high-quality dental bridges that are comfortable and natural feeling.
Our dental bridges are custom designed to blend seamlessly with your existing teeth while providing maximum functional benefits.
Dental Crowns/Bridges procedures
When getting dental crowns and dental bridges installed, it is advisable that you work with an experienced cosmetic dentist that uses the most natural, durable material available. At ArtSmiles Cosmetic Dentistry, we use the latest in dental technology that provides the utmost in patient safety, greatly minimizes or eliminates pain, reduces any appointment apprehensions and frequently eliminates the need for multiple visits.
Using our in-office CEREC laboratory, we can create Crowns, Bridges, Inlays and Onlays in only one visit, requiring no temporaries. And unlike older methods, CEREC restorations can be used on all teeth, including back biting teeth and molars. With this technology, our dentists can provide among the finest and fastest Dental Crowns Gold Coast has available. We will match them to your healthy teeth, and they will look and feel natural and healthy.
Your initial consultation with Dr. Cristian Dunker is free. In this consultation, Dr. Dunker will discuss your situation and help you select the best possible way in which you can get the changes you want. Your treatment plan will be carefully formulated to make sure that your smile transformation is exactly what you want it to be.
Come in and see Dr. Dunker for a complimentary consultation and find out exactly how you can restore your smile to natural health and beauty, using top notch dental crowns in Gold Coast.
ArtSmiles Technology: The Very Best In Modern Dental Care
ArtSmiles has a state-of-the-art dental lab located in-office to provide our patients with the best dental experience and results.
So, what does having an in-house dental lab mean for you, our patient?
- Eliminates extra dental visits
- Allows for same-day porcelain crowns
- Goodbye messy impression materials
- Better aesthetics
- Long-lasting restorations
New dental technologies and specialized instrumentation means patients spend much less time in a dental chair. One such innovation is called CEREC 3D. It allows the dentist to quickly restore your damaged teeth with natural-colored ceramic fillings and can be completed in a single visit, saving you time and the inconvenience of multiple visits with other procedures.
In our continued effort to provide the highest levels of comfort and convenience along with quality outcomes for our patients, we have introduced our newest digital impression scanner to our practice.
For those who find that “old school” process of messy impressions as uncomfortable or causing gagging, our digital scanning technology eliminates those problems. The scanner provides exceptional digital images in typically three to five minutes using a small pen like instrument. The images capture precise details of both your teeth and gums which then form the basis for the completion of several types of dental restorations including crowns, implants bridges and orthodontics.
In a nutshell, digital impressions offer you these advantages:
- eliminates the need for messy, multiple impressions and associated gagging
- allows the fitting of more accurate restorations
- reduces the possibility for impression errors
- patients can view images in real time
- restorations can be completed in our office
While our patients are understandably concerned about x-ray exposure, x-rays are a valuable and necessary resource to detect dental disease.
At ArtSmiles, your safety is one of priorities. X-rays performed in our office are safe with our advanced x-ray machines. Our team uses only the necessary exposure required for your digital x-ray. You can rest assure that you are receiving the best dental care in the safest way possible.
Dental Crowns/Bridges Warranty
Dental Crowns/Bridges Warranty
Dental Crowns/Bridges Costs
As each and every patient has unique needs, a final quote can only be obtained after a full consultation and assessment of your suitability for dental crowns/dental bridges. In the meantime, you can find some ballpark prices below, as well as the advantages of joining the ArtSmiles Club Membership Program:
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Frequently asked questions
A dental bridge can help to bridge the gap if you are missing a single tooth or multiple teeth that are adjacent to one another. Bridges help to improve the aesthetics of your smile as well as restore its function, such as relieving the stress on your bite by balancing the force exerted on your teeth.
Bridges are an excellent solution if you want a fixed restoration: one that you don’t have to remove every night since it is cemented in place.
If you are getting dental crowns or bridge for cosmetic reasons, we may recommend that you whiten your teeth first. At ArtSmiles, we offer teeth whitening procedures that can improve the appearance of your smile quickly and easily. It is important to have this procedure done first because the material that crowns and bridges are made out of are both stain and bleach resistant. That means that if it is created to match yellow teeth, it will remain yellow even if you have your teeth whitened at a later date. When you have the procedure done first, your new crown or bridge will be made to match your new brilliantly white teeth.
In Australia, a dental crown costs between 1,230 and 2,860, and the average price is 1,865. The cost can vary depending on the scale of treatment required. Check our prices here.
Our experts will recommend a treatment option best suited to you and give you an estimate of the price and payment options during your consultation visit.
ArtSmiles has a variety of financing options available to suit every patient’s needs, so money should not be a barrier to improved dental health and appearance. We accept a wide range of payment methods and have plenty of flexible pay later financial options including Afterpay, TLC, Humm and Access My Super.
A crown is used to entirely cover or “cap” a damaged tooth. Besides strengthening a damaged tooth, a crown can be used to improve its appearance, shape or alignment. A crown can also be placed on top of an implant to provide a tooth-like shape and structure for function. Porcelain or ceramic crowns can be matched to the color of your natural teeth. Porcelain bonded to a metal shell is sometimes used in non cosmetic areas, due to its strength.
A bridge may be recommended if you’re missing one or more teeth. Gaps left by missing teeth eventually cause the remaining teeth to rotate or shift into the empty spaces, resulting in a bad bite. The imbalance caused by missing teeth can also lead to gum disease and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders.
Bridges are commonly used to replace one or more missing teeth. They span the space where the teeth are missing. Bridges are cemented to the natural teeth or implants surrounding the empty space. These teeth, called abutments, serve as anchors for the bridge. A replacement tooth, called a pontic, is attached to the crowns that cover the abutments. As with crowns, you have a choice of materials for bridges. Our experts can help you decide which to use, based on the location of the missing tooth (or teeth), its function, aesthetic considerations and cost.
Dental bridge can be used to:
- Restore your smile
- Reduce your risk of gum disease
- Restore your ability to bite and chew
- Improve your speech
- Prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position
With good oral hygiene, you can expect your bridge to last from 5 to 15 years, sometimes longer. Replacing missing teeth should make eating easier, but until you become accustomed to the bridge, we recommend you eat soft food cut into small pieces. You will also start noticing a difference when you speak, as your speech will become clearer. For a few weeks after the treatment, it is common to experience increased sensitivity to extreme temperatures. Also, you must remember to practice proper oral hygiene to prevent build up of bacteria on your teeth and gums.
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About Dr Cristian Dunker
Dr. Cristian Dunker is a trusted Gold Coast Cosmetic Dentist, who has been working with Dental Crowns and Dental Bridges to create beautiful smile makeovers for years. Having personally designed numerous smile makeovers, he has the experience, skill and artistic eye to give you the beautiful, natural smile that you have always wanted.
He has perfected the art of Cosmetic Dentistry to ensure that the smile transformation is comfortable, rapid and precisely crafted to give you a smile that is perfectly suited to your face and your personality.