We rebuild damaged or broken-down teeth using crowns to replace their function, structure and shape while protecting what is left behind from further damage.
If a tooth has had a root canal, been severely damaged, or needed extensive filling, we may recommend a crown. A crown provides a great restored look for a damaged tooth while protecting its integrity. Shaped to look like a real tooth and made from porcelain, a crown covers the damage and strengthens the remaining structure.
We use bridges to replace missing teeth by using the support of the neighboring teeth and placing crowns on top of them to support an artificial tooth in between.
A bridge replaces a missing tooth or teeth by means of an appliance that anchors onto the remaining teeth on either side of the gap, “bridging” it and inserting a replacement tooth in the gap. A bridge restores your smile and provides an easy-care fixed alternative for tooth replacement.
To provide the desired aesthetic, function and protection for the teeth, we use up to date materials to create crowns and bridges including precious metal or zirconia supported porcelain to pressed full porcelains. We will explain the materials suitable for your condition in detail during your full examination appointment.
It is possible to mimic neighboring natural teeth with the materials used to give the desired appearance and high standard aesthetics however it may take more time (three to four sessions) especially if it is only one crown in one of your front teeth.
Dental implants are titanium posts that are surgically positioned into the jawbone beneath your gums to provide stable support for artificial teeth. Once put into place, these implants enable the dentist to attach a crown, denture, or bridge to them.
They are designed to be long-lasting and, with proper care, can last for many years. They are not your teeth but can function just like them.