Crowns & Bridges
Crowns and bridges are used when teeth are damaged, treated (i.e. root canal therapy), or are replacing a missing tooth. Crowns or bridges give a natural and original look to your damaged or missing teeth. The tooth colour can also be matched with the advanced technologies used in dentistry.
Crowns are a customised thin cap designed to fit over the tooth that was damaged but repaired and treated. Crowns will protect the underlying tooth. They will help the tooth to reinstate its strength and the functionality. The colour and the shape of the tooth is just the same as that of the original tooth, so it does not affect the aesthetics of your smile.
A bridge is used to fill an empty space between two teeth. The bridge attaches to crowned teeth on either side of the missing tooth’s gap with the prosthetic crown acting as the replacement tooth. The functionality of missing teeth can be restored by using a bridge. To replace one missing tooth or multiple missing teeth, bridges are designed to restore the aesthetics of the mouth, as well as bring function back to the area. The bridges are sturdy and look natural in appearance.
Crowns and bridges are not bad for your teeth, in fact they restore teeth that are badly broken down with either decay or deep cracks or that have died as the result of traumatic injury. In this way, a crown actually saves the tooth, so they are in fact good!
Restore your smile with a tailored option that is perfect for you, your lifestyle, and budget – speak to one of our Dental Avenue dentists to find the solution that suits your needs.