Crowns and Bridges
A crown is a type of dental restoration used to fix teeth that have been broken, weakened by decay or have a very large filling. The crown fits over the remaining part of a prepared tooth, making it strong and giving it the shape of a natural tooth. It will also be tooth coloured, giving the restoration a more natural appearance so it fits in with the rest of your teeth.
Teeth that have been previously treated with a root canal are more susceptible to breaking and a crown will protect the tooth for many years to come.
Discoloured fillings on your front teeth can be embarrassing but dental crowns made of porcelain can permanently give you a bright, uniform and beautiful smile.
Dental bridges are made to bridge the gap created by one or more missing teeth. A bridge is made up of two or more crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap. These two or more anchoring teeth are called abutment teeth and the false tooth in between is called a pontic. Dental bridges form a strong supportve chewing structure and are supported by natural teeth or dental implants.
Benefits of a dental bridge:
- Restore your smile
Restore the ability to properly chew and speak
Maintain the shape of your face
Evenly distribute the forces in your fite properly by replacing missing teeth
Prevent remaining teeth from dritging out of position
Once you have a bridge fitted, you will have to take extra care of your daily hygiene regime to ensure it stays plaque free and that you can prevent bad breath.