About Crowns & Bridges
If you have a tooth that’s damaged or missing, it can affect your day to day life.
You might hide your teeth by avoid talking or smiling and close your mouth when having your picture taken.
With a bridge or crown, you can stabilise a tooth that’s lost structure or fill a gap where your missing teeth used to be.
There are several cases in which crowns might be a suitable option to cover a tooth that has lost its original structure:
- A filling takes up more than 50% of the tooth structure
- Fractured, broken or severely decayed teeth
- Placement over a dental implant
- Post-root canal therapy
Once we have determined that a crown is suitable for your situation, you will be scheduled in for a crown preparation. After we have finished this, we send it to our laboratory. Your crown is custom-created there, then sent back to our practice. We’ll fit it for you at a follow-up appointment within two weeks of your initial preparation.
A single missing tooth or multiple missing teeth can affect your ability to eat, chew and may even compromise your facial profile by making your cheeks look sunken in. A dental bridge is a cost-effective option that’s permanently fixed in place. It involves a row of dental crowns. The ones on the end are affixed to teeth on either side of the gap, while the middle section is suspended into the space.
The process is very similar to the above mentioned Crown appointments. It is a two stage process, usually spaced two to three weeks apart.
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