Crowns and Bridges
A crown is a like a barrel that holds a tooth together. When there is very little tooth left, this may be only predictable way of building the tooth back up again.
Crowns are can be tooth coloured or gold and made of ceramic or porcelain materials. Our patients love the high quality finish which means that they are almost indistinguishable from a natural tooth.
While a dental implant stands alone and does not impact on the nearby teeth, a bridge uses a crown on one or both sides to support it.
A bridge is glued to the teeth on each side so it won’t fall out when you talk. The downside is that it may require removal of some tooth to give support to the custom made tooth. For some people this can actually be beneficial as this can strengthen the supporting teeth as well as filling a space.
A dental bridge is made from porcelain or ceramic material and appear natural in colour.
A bridge will take a couple of weeks to be custom made for your smile.