Crowns and Bridges
Crowns are a protective cover for your tooth constructed to restore an individual damaged tooth back to its original form and function.
They are often used to restore worn, broken or cracked teeth but can also be used for certain aesthetic or cosmetic procedures.
A laboratory technician, chosen by us for their skill and expertise, will custom make your crown out of ceramic, gold or porcelain bonded to gold.
A bridge is an option for filling the space left by a missing tooth. This option is only possible if the surrounding teeth are strong enough to support the increased load. They can be bonded, cantilevered or conventional.
A conventional bridge is attached to the teeth on either side of “the gap”. It consists of two crowns joined by the false tooth.
A cantilever bridge consists of one crown and a false tooth. This is used when there is only one tooth suitable to support the bridge.
Bonded bridges consist of a false tooth that is connected to a wing rather than a crown. The wing is bonded to the tooth adjacent to the gap.
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