Crowns & Bridges
Missing, cracked or broken teeth? Crowns and bridges can restore your smile to its former glory
A crown is a tooth shaped cap that is placed over a tooth. Crowns can be used to strengthen a damaged tooth, improve a tooth’s appearance, shape or alignment or can be placed over an implant.
A bridge fills the gap created by one or more missing teeth. Crowns are placed on the teeth on either side of the gap and false teeth are used to fill the gap joining the crowns together.
Crowns and bridges are fixed prosthetic devices, meaning that they are cemented onto existing teeth or implants and can only be removed by a dentist. Crowns and bridges are normally made of a white, ceramic that can be colour matched to your natural teeth.
Crowns and bridges are made in two appointments spaced roughly two weeks apart. At the first appointment, the dentist will prepare your teeth and take impressions. These are then sent to the dental laboratory for the dental technician to craft a custom-made crown or bridge.
Advantages of crowns and bridges
Crowns and bridges improve the appearance of teeth – Crowns can be used to add length or width to misshapen teeth, mask tooth discolouration’s and cover a dental implant. bridges help to replace a missing tooth, restoring your smile to its former glory.
Crowns and bridges look natural – crowns and bridges resemble the look of natural teeth. This means that they can be used to give the illusion of always having a healthy, bright smile.
Crowns and bridges are long lasting – studies have shown that crowns last longer than any other type of dental restoration. Bridges are a predictable, durable and last a considerable period of time.
Crowns and bridges give you the confidence to smile again – damaged, missing or broken teeth can make you feel embarrassed and afraid to smile. Crowns and bridges can restore the look and function of your smile.