Crowns & Bridges
Dental crowns and bridges are commonly used to restore, protect or replace teeth that are missing, cracked, crooked or decayed. Both are custom-made and moulded from durable, natural-looking materials.
A crown is a tooth-shaped cap that is permanently bonded to a tooth to restore its shape, size and strength, as well as its appearance. A crown completely encases the original tooth, down to the gum line.
Bridges are used to replace one or more missing teeth as an alternative to using dentures or dental implants. They are fixed prosthetics that are strong and aesthetically pleasing. Crowns are placed on neighbouring teeth and used as an anchor for the false tooth or teeth between them – they literally bridge the gap.
When is a crown or bridge used?
Crowns and bridges are used for a number of oral health-related and aesthetic reasons:
- restore your smile from significant tooth damage
- improve strength and function to your teeth
- prevent surrounding teeth from moving into empty spaces
- reduce tooth decay and gum disease when food becomes trapped
Contact us today to discuss how we can restore your teeth with a crown or a bridge.