Crowns & Bridges
A crown is needed on a tooth when the tooth is weakened by decay, a fracture or a very large restoration. Crowns can also be used cosmetically to improve the appearance of your teeth and a tooth that has been root filled often requires a crown. A bridge refers to a dental technique where two crowns are fitted to anchoring teeth and a bridge is used to ‘bridge’ the gap between the anchoring teeth.
The desire for beautiful teeth is a natural one - a good reason to pay attention to the selection and quality of the restoration.
In our clinics, we are proud to offer our patients all-ceramic crowns. Ceramics meet the highest aesthetic expectations and are biocompatible. All-ceramic restorations do not have a metal core. Therefore, light can shine through the restorations as it does in natural teeth. In addition, the adjoining gum will show no dark metal edges. Ceramic material is colourfast and wear-resistant. In addition, the low heat conduction protects the dental nerve, which is sensitive to temperature changes.
Our dentists can offer you advice on which teeth would best suit having crowns placed, helping you individually to fulfil your wishes and needs.
A bridge uses crowns on the teeth on either side of the gap and a false tooth (pontic) inbetween. Dental bridges can be supported by your own natural teeth or implants, and can fill the gap created by one or more missing teeth.
Dental bridges offer several benefilts. They can restore your natural smile and your ability to properly speak and chew. They can distribute the forces in your bite properly by replacing missing teeth. Bridges will help to maintain the shape of your face and prevent your remaining teeth from drifting out of position.
To find out more about the technology we use to facilitate this procedure, click here.
To find out if you could benefit from this or another procedure schedule your consultation with our practice today.