Crowns and Bridges
A dental crown is a tooth shaped cap that is placed over a tooth to strengthen, protect and restore a damaged tooth. Crowns can also be placed over a dental implant to provide a tooth like shape and structure for function.
Dental Bridges are an alternative to partial dentures or dental implants and can be used to replace one or several missing teeth in a row. 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 made of white, ceramic that is colour matched to your natural teeth and are cemented onto existing teeth or dental implants and can only be removed by a dentist. Crowns and bridges will blend seamlessly with your smile.
Crowns and bridges are fixed prosthetic devices – this means they can be looked after in the same way as your natural teeth and they will not move when you smile, talk and eat.
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 are long lasting – Studies have shown crowns last longer than any other dental restoration. Bridges are a predictable, durable and last a considerable period of time.