Crowns and bridges are advanced forms of restorative dentistry. Teeth that have been heavily restored, badly broken, fractured, traumatised or root filled can require a tooth crown.
Although crowns and bridges serve a restorative and protective role when it comes to treating damaged teeth, they’re also vital in the cosmetic appearance of your smile.
Crowns and bridges can be made of porcelain, ceramic, gold, stainless steel, zirconium oxide, Alloy or sometimes a combination of two materials.
A dental crown takes the form of a tooth-like cap and is used to cover the entire tooth (above the gumline), in order to restore the tooth’s original form (shape, size and contour) and to reinforce its structural integrity.
Dental bridges are used in cases where you have one or more teeth missing, resulting in a gap between two healthy teeth. The healthy teeth at both ends of the gap serve as anchors or abutment teeth for the artificial bridge that holds the prosthetic teeth in position. The main benefit of the dental bridge is that it can prevent your existing teeth from moving migrating to fill the void caused by tooth loss, resulting in irregular growth.
If you’re interested in learning more about crowns and/or dental bridges, please contact us on 07 55202277 for an appointment.