Crowns & Bridges
What is a crown?
When a tooth has a large filling, or is severely damaged by decay, we may recommend the placement of a crown. A crown is a restoration that covers, or caps a tooth entirely to restore it to its normal shape and size. Crowns strengthen and protect the remaining tooth structure and can improve the appearance of your smile.
Benefits of a crown:
- To support a large filling when there isn’t enough tooth remaining
- To attach a bridge
- To protect weak teeth from fracturing
- To restore fractured teeth or teeth that have had root canal treatment
- To cover badly shaped or discoloured teeth
- To restore a dental implant
What is a bridge?
A bridge is a way to replace one or more missing teeth. Replacing missing teeth makes it easier to chew. It can improve your appearance. It also helps keep your teeth, gums, and jaw healthy.
When tooth loss occurs, we may recommend the placement of a bridge. A bridge is one or more replacement teeth anchored by one or more crowns on each side.
- Provides adequate chewing function
- Maintains clear speech and pronunciation
- Prevents Bite discomfort
The dental procedure of a bridge requires two visits and follows the same process as a crown.
When you have a crown or a bridge it is important to follow the special home care instructions that we provide for you. The life of a bridge and crown depends on you’re oral hygiene, it is very important to maintain good oral hygiene with regular brushing, flossing and mouthwash.