Crowns / Bridges

Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are custom made restorations that are used to restore function to a broken tooth, protect a weakened tooth that is vulnerable to fracture (i.e. if it has had root canal treatment) or to improve the aesthetics of a tooth / existing crown with poor aesthetics. Crowns are also used to anchor a bridge or denture firmly in place in the mouth.

Crowns fit over your prepared natural tooth, making it stronger and since it is tooth coloured, the restoration will have a natural appearance and fit in with the rest of your teeth. Crowns are available in a variety of materials (as detailed below) to aid function and aesthetics and your dentist will discuss these options with you depending on your individual requirements.

Dental Bridges

Dental Bridges are a good solution if you require more extensive restoration than a crown or have more than one tooth that needs to be repaired. A Dental Bridge can restore function and aesthetics by replacing the gap with a false tooth using the aid of the tooth / teeth next to it. Dental Bridges prevent your teeth surrounding the gap from drifting out of position.
There are three main designs of Dental Bridges and your dentist will discuss these options with you to advise which type will be more suitable for you:
Once you have a bridge fitted, you will have to take extra care of your daily hygiene regime to ensure it stays plaque free as well as to prevent bad breath.

Types of materials for Dental Crowns / Dental Bridges:

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