Crowns and Bridges

Crowns

A dental crown is either a fixed cap that fits over your tooth or a full restoration (new tooth) which can be affixed to dental implants.

A tooth may need a crown if it has

  • Cracks
  • A very large filling which is breaking down
  • Has weak bits of tooth which are likely to break
  • Has had root canal treatment
  • Severe misalignment and weakness
  • An implant has been placed

Both options provide you with a strong, durable and natural looking result.

Bridges

A dental bridge is a useful option to close gaps between teeth caused by missing teeth. It is used most commonly when the teeth on either side of the gap are improved by strengthening them with crowns. These crowns then form the pylons (supports) for our bridge. The gap may be the result of a tooth which is naturally missing or the result of a tooth extraction. Dental crowns are placed on both teeth on either side of the gap, providing both strength and support for the bridges. A fixed tooth is then joined in between the crowns in order to bridge the gap.

If you are suffering from tooth loss, decay or damage and feel that crowns or bridges are the solution for you, contact our team for an appointment.