A Crown is a customised ‘cap’ or covering for a damaged tooth. It is often the best way to save the tooth and improve its strength, appearance and alignment.
Crowns can provide a long term solution towards restoring a tooth that previously had:
It is also recommended as a preventative treatment such as post-Root Canal Treatment – when the tooth is at high risk of breakage.
A Bridge may be a recommended treatment of choice when you are missing one or more teeth. If the gap of the missing teeth is left by for a longer period of time it may cause adjacent teeth to shift and rotate into the empty spaces. It consists of an artificial tooth (pontic) anchored between two teeth.
How are Crowns and Bridges made?
Crowns and Bridges consist of two appointments. During the first appointment, the dentist would conduct preparation of the tooth/s which must reduce in size so that the crown or bridge can fit/cap over it properly. The Dentist will then take a few impressions and finally a temporary crown or bridge will be made. This allows you to leave the dental surgery with a temporary tooth just before you walked in. The Final appointment is where we try out the new crown that has been made and if the fitting and shade of it is adequate, it will be cemented onto your prepared tooth.
Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain or plastic glued to the front of your teeth. For teeth that are severely discoloured, chipped or misshapen, they create a pleasing smile. Due to their durability they are difficult to stain, which is why they are so popular.