A crown is a dental restoration that fits over the remaining part of a tooth, helping to strengthen it and making it look like a whole, natural tooth once more.
Modern crowns are created in a dental laboratory using the very latest ceramic material by skilled craftsmen to give the combination of a perfect fit and completely natural appearance.
We may recommend a crown for a number of reasons:
- Your tooth may be very decayed and not strong enough to be filled any more
- The top part of the tooth may have been accidentally damaged
- You may need a crown following root canal treatment
- Crowns are also sometimes needed to help support a dental bridge
A dental bridge can provide a permanent and realistic looking way of filling a gap caused by one or more missing teeth.
Unlike traditional removable dentures, a dental bridge is fixed. The dental restoration spans the space where the teeth are missing and is held in place by being cemented to the teeth on each side of it.
A bridge is usually made of a precious metal base such as gold, with tooth coloured porcelain bonded to any visible areas to make it look natural.
Bridges are not the only option for replacing missing teeth. Alternatives include dentures and implants.
To help you spread the cost of your regular dental care and help you to keep your mouth healthy we offer a convenient and easy monthly payment plan.
If you have one or more missing teeth please book an appointment at our practice in E14 so we can discuss the best way to restore your smile.