Crowns and Bridges

Crowns and bridges are used to restore a broken, cracked or decayed tooth, or replace missing teeth. They can also be used in conjunction with dental implants. If you grind your teeth, have an improper bite, large unsightly fillings or experience significant tooth decay, crowns or bridges may be the best option for you.

What are dental crowns or bridges?
A dental crown is an artificial material used to replace large parts of a tooth or a whole tooth that has been fractured or decayed. A crown completely caps or encircles a tooth or dental implant and is typically bonded to the tooth using dental cement.

A dental bridge is a similar process but is done to replace missing teeth or a single tooth. The bridge consists of an artificial tooth anchored to two crowns in the teeth each side of the gap.

The procedure
The entire procedure takes place under a local anaesthetic in two visits. The procedure involves removing a small amount of tooth enamel from around the tooth creating a base for the new crown to be permanently secured. Our skilled dentists will make an initial impression of your bite and tailor the crown to fit your smile and match the colour of the rest of your teeth.

Crowns and bridges are usually made of porcelain or a gold alloy.

Treatment benefits
• A dramatically improved appearance of your teeth
• Reinforce broken or cracked teeth
• Reinforce teeth weakened by decay or root canal
• A natural looking smile. Porcelain crowns or new reinforced resins can be easily matched in colour to the surrounding teeth
• Generally last for decades
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