Today’s crowns and bridges are indistinguishable from natural teeth and they can transform an unattractive smile.
A crown is used to cover a tooth that has been weakened by many fillings, fractures, heavy wear or has been treated with root canal therapy.
A bridge is used to ‘bridge the gap’ where one or more teeth have been removed. The teeth adjacent to the gap are crowned and used as anchors to support the false teeth in between.
Unlike removable devices such as dentures, crowns and crown-supported bridges are cemented onto existing teeth and can only be removed by a dentist.
- protect a tooth that has been weakened by a very large filling or multiple fillings
- protect a tooth that might otherwise break
- restore a tooth that has broken
- attach a bridge
- cover a tooth that has had root canal treatment
- improve the look of a tooth that is discoloured or misshapen.
It’s vital that you practice good oral hygiene. Our dental hygienist will show you how best to brush and floss. You should also visit us regularly for inspections and to have your teeth professionally cleaned. It’s also important to avoid chewing on anything that could cause damage, such as ice.