Crowns and Bridgework
Crowns and bridges are custom-fitted tooth prosthetics that function and look like natural, healthy teeth.
The human body has an amazing ability to repair injured structures however teeth are one of the areas that need outside help. Crowns are an ideal restoration for teeth that have been broken, or have been weakened by decay or a very large filling.
Common situations to consider crown work can be:
You may have had a root filling which will need a crown to protect it.
You may have large fillings and would like to improve strength and appearance.
You may have a stress fracture which has broken the tooth or may soon break
It may help hold a bridge or denture firmly in place.
CEREC is single visit, computer aided and designed crown work that results in a strong tooth coloured restoration.
The onsite milling machine will manufacture your porcelain restoration during your visit, following an image captured via a camera. This technology means that you will leave the Dentist with a new porcelain restoration in one appointment.
Porcelain has the advantages of aesthetics, longevity and possesses similar wear characteristics to natural tooth.
A crown is an artificial restoration that fits over the remaining part of a prepared tooth, making it strong and giving it the shape of a natural tooth.
- We will reduce the problematic tooth for a proper crown fit
- An impression will be taken of your bite for crown fabrication
- The color of porcelain prosthetics can then be customized
- We will fit you with a temporary crown until the lab makes your permanent one
- You will come in again for permanent crown fitting
A bridge provides a permanent fixed replacement for missing teeth and can restore a confident smile. A bridge is made by placing a crown on two permanent teeth which hold an artificial tooth in place in the gap. A specialist dental laboratory carefully constructs the bridge after an impression is taken of your mouth. The bridge is made of porcelain and gold alloy for optimum strength. Like with crowns the artificial teeth are coloured and shaped to feel and look like real teeth.
Bridges can be the preferred treatment plan where there are already heavy restorations on the surrounding teeth or when a Denture is an uncomfortable option.