Dental Crowns and Bridges
Crowns and Bridges are common tools used to help restore strength to teeth that have become weakened or to help bridge gaps that might appear in your smile. Sometimes our teeth just weaken over time, and they can’t seem to handle what we used to throw at them quite as well. If that’s the case, crowns and Bridges can be the perfect solution to restore your smile.
Dental Crowns | Restoring Strength to Your Teeth
Crowns are tooth shaped covers that fit over the existing structure of your natural teeth, protecting and restoring the tooth’s natural function.
Used for various reasons including:
- Restoring strength to teeth that have become weaker over time
- Covering up chips, cracks, or general unevenness in the appearance of your tooth that can be caused by various forms of oral trauma
- Repairing erosion that can be caused by the presence of large cavities or fillings that are not corrected in a timely manner
- Returning a more natural appearance to your teeth after root canal treatment
However, it is also common to use a crown for more aesthetic reasons. These can include utilising a crown to bring a more natural looking shape to your tooth, or to fill small gaps that can commonly occur. Crowns can even be used to bring a more natural looking shade of colour to your teeth to help them fit in a little more naturally with your smile.
Our dental technician handcrafts each crown individually to ensure you receive a healthy and natural look for your smile.
Dental Bridges | Bridging the Gap Between You and Your Perfect Smile
Bridges are quite similar to crowns; however, they are used to replace an entire tooth rather than just a portion like a crown would. These are permanent fixtures that are anchored to nearby natural teeth. These natural looking replacements therefore create a “bridge” between your two nearest natural teeth.
Bridges are full, single-tooth replacements that also help prevent your natural teeth from drifting into the gap created by the missing tooth. Each piece is customised to ensure you receive a healthy and natural fit that also matches comfortably with your bite.