Dental Crowns & Bridges
A crown is a restoration that fits over the remaining part of you tooth making it resilient and giving it the look of a real tooth. Crowns can be used to restore teeth that have been broken or that have been weakened by decay and are often referred to as a ‘cap’.
A dental crown is used to protect or restore a weakened, broken or heavily restored tooth.
A crown may also be the ideal solution if you have a discoloured filling and you would like to improve the appearance of the tooth; or if you have had a root filling you may need a crown to protect what is left of the tooth.
Bridges are ideal for people only have one or two teeth missing and do not want a denture. Bridges can be made by crowning the teeth on either side of the gap and attaching a false tooth in the middle. They are fixed in the same way as crowns and like crowns there a number of options available from all-ceramic or all-porcelain to metal and porcelain fused to metal bridges. Bridges can also be constructed to fill gaps without crowning the adjacent teeth. These bridges are less damaging however you’re suitability for such bridges can be discussed at your consultation.