Crowns & Bridges
Do you have a damaged tooth that needs more than a filling to repair it?
Have you lost a tooth and you’re looking for an affordable way to fill the gap?
Depending on your individual case, we may recommend a dental crown or bridge as the best option for restoring your smile. Dental crowns and bridges can be made from various materials and colour-matched to your natural teeth for a high quality and unnoticeable finish.
How do crowns & bridges work?
A crown (also known as a ‘cap’) is used to cover a damaged tooth. You might have a crown fitted if we need to replace a filling and there isn’t enough of your natural tooth left to support this, or if you have a fractured tooth. Crowns are also used to cover a tooth that’s had root canal treatment or to correct the appearance of a discoloured or misshapen tooth.
In addition, we use crowns on either side of a dental bridge to hold it in place, or as the prosthetic tooth that fits to the abutment of a dental implant.
We can make a crown out of materials such as porcelain, ceramic, gold and metal alloys, or acrylic. Your crown would be perfectly colour-matched and shaped to blend with your surrounding natural teeth.
How do dental bridges work?
A dental bridge, as its name would suggest, is a prosthetic that bridges the gap left by one or more missing teeth. If we were to leave you with a large gap; over time you may find that your remaining teeth begin to rotate or shift into the empty spaces, which can affect your bite, the appearance of your smile and even your facial profile.
We can fit a bridge by either cementing it to the natural teeth that sit on either side of the gap or by fitting implants to act as an anchor.
As with crowns, dental bridges can be made from various materials – the one we use will be influenced by things like the location of the bridge, its function, aesthetic considerations and your budget.
To talk to us about replacing your missing teeth with a dental bridge or correcting a problem such as a fractured tooth with a dental crown, you’re welcome to book a FREE consultation with our experienced Smile Adviser.
I had a bridge fitted recently and no-one can tell. My smile looks like it used to before I lost two teeth.