What is a Dental Crown?
Crowns are used to restore teeth that have been damaged, badly broken or heavily filled, in order to restore their appearance or strength. They in turn reduce the risk of heavily decayed teeth breaking.
To make a crown, the existing tooth is shaped and an impression is taken. A dental technician, who is responsible for matching the shade and shape to your natural tooth, then makes the crown. Crowns are made from a variety of different materials, such as porcelain or porcelain bonded to gold. Our dentists recommend porcelain crowns for the most natural looking and pleasing result.
What are Bridges
Bridges are units of false teeth that are permanently retained in the mouth.
They are most commonly made of metal covered in porcelain. A bridge will need support of the natural teeth and will provide an excellent functional and aesthetic result for many years.
(please note that the following are clinical photographs and the before images, may be unpleasant to view)
Crowns placed to lengthen and improve appearance of teeth. Lower space filled with a bridge . Upper left space filled with an implant.
Four missing lower teeth replaced with 4 unit bridge supported with two dental implants.