Tooth Crowns and Dental Bridges to Repair and Replace
Our primary concern is to help you keep your teeth for as long as possible, to maintain that sunny smile.
One way to support teeth is to attach a crown. Crowns can cover and support a tooth with a large filling when there isn’t enough tooth left, or cover a dental implant. They can also be used to attach a bridge, if the natural tooth is too weak to support it. Sometimes a crown is recommended as a way to cover teeth that are discoloured or badly shaped.
Crowns can be made of various alloys, composites, ceramics, even gold.
If you’re missing one or more teeth, you may notice a difference in chewing and speaking, as well as in smiling. Bridges can help by alleviating stress in your bite and maintaining the shape of your face by replacing missing teeth.
Sometimes called a ‘fixed partial denture’, a bridge made of artificial teeth is bonded to surrounding teeth. If the teeth supporting the bridge are unsound, an implant bridge can be used to attach artificial teeth directly to the jaw under the gum tissue. Implants are more expensive than traditional bridges.
The bridge can be made from gold, alloys, porcelain or a combination of these materials so that it is indistinguishable from your natural teeth.
If you would like more information about crowns or bridges, or to book an appointment, please contact us today.