DAMAGED TEETH SOLUTIONS
Dental Crown & Dental Bridge
If you struggle with teeth that are weak, chipped, missing or damaged, a dental crown or a dental bridge might be the solution you need to restore your smile and your dental health.
These two popular restorative dental methods are commonly used to help patients build stronger and longer-lasting teeth that are also cosmetically augmented.
Our professional dental team is highly skilled at dental crown and dental bridge procedures and are committed to providing you with the best possible care and treatment. We are on hand to answer any questions or concerns you might have about these restorative procedures and aim to keep you as comfortable as possible throughout the process.
How does a dental crown work?
A dental crown – also known as a tooth cap – is a long-term restoration that covers a decayed, broken or frail tooth in order to seamlessly strengthen and save it. It works by placing the crown over the impaired tooth (comparable to a cap or sleeve) that covers the entire top surface of the tooth. Dental crowns are suitable for teeth that are:
• Severely decayed.
The dental crown procedure typically requires two appointments in order to take an impression of the tooth for fabrication and to insert the dental crown.
Types of Dental Crowns
Each dental crown is modified to what your needs are and fitted to your exact specifications. They are designed to match your opposing tooth aesthetics to ensure there is no change to the teeth’s height. Dental crowns can be made up of different kinds of materials including porcelain, ceramic, zirconia, metal or a combination of materials. Your dentist will help select the material for your crown based on factors such as the tooth’s location and colour of surrounding teeth.
How is a dental bridge attached?
A dental bridge is a practical treatment for those who have lost one or more teeth. Through its use, your dentist will be able to close the gap from the missing teeth – up to a gap of four teeth. The dental bridge (built by a row of dental crowns) will be anchored to your healthy teeth on either side of the opening.
This provides a simple yet effective solution to improve dental health and confidence for individuals who are missing teeth.
Types of Dental Bridges
Dental bridges not only improve the aesthetic look of your smile, they also ensure strength and stability is regained in the mouth. Our bridges are expertly designed to replace the missing teeth in the most natural and functional way possible. The three main types of dental bridges are:
- Traditional (made of porcelain fused to metal or ceramic)
- Cantilever (used when there are connecting teeth on only one side of the missing teeth)
- Resin-bonded (also known as Maryland bridges, these are supported by a metal or porcelain framework. The metal or porcelain wings are bonded to your existing teeth).
The Instant Cosmetic & Dental Surgery team will be able to flawlessly restore your teeth through the use of dental crowns and dental bridges with minimal discomfort. Call us today to book your consultation.