Dental Crowns & Bridge
A crown is a custom restoration that fits over the existing natural tooth. It improves the way a broken tooth looks and will make it last longer by strengthening it. You can also opt for crowns to cover a decayed or damaged tooth when it is missing a significant portion due to repetitive fillings in the same tooth.
Crowns also help to prevent a weak tooth from breaking and cover badly shaped teeth. It is a cosmetic dental treatment that brightens your smile and improves the appearance of your teeth.
A dental bridge is suitable if you want to fill the gap of one or more teeth. The procedure involves using a permanent bridge to replace the missing teeth and is custom-designed to ensure you get a natural appearance by blending it in with the rest of your teeth.
Why Should I Get a Dental Crown or Bridge?
The main reason that patients opt for crowns or bridges is to have natural-looking teeth. We work to ensure that your dental crowns or bridges fit perfectly with the rest of your teeth so nobody can notice a difference.
Other reasons to do these procedures are to cover a dental implant, protect a weak tooth from fracturing, or cover a tooth with previous exposure to a root canal treatment. You could also get a crown or a bridge if you need to replace a large filling and not enough of the tooth’s natural surface remains.
What Are the Different Crown Materials?
It is best to crown the tooth with a gold crown or a full veneer crown if it has extensive crack lines or a substantial fractured. Some of the other materials that exist are PFM crowns, all-ceramic, and Emax.
Gold crowns provide a long-lasting solution, but many people were put off by the gold cast, so a process called enamelling was introduced. Enamelling requires the dentist to apply a layer of tooth-coloured porcelain to the gold to ensure that the crown has a natural look.
All-ceramic crowns are made from high strength porcelains such as Zirconia and Alumina. This option provides the highest aesthetic outcomes and can be used on front and back teeth. If you want the most beautiful ceramic crowns, Emax is the best option as these crowns resemble natural teeth the most out of all the options.
What Is the Procedure?
After the tooth is ready for the crown, we shape the tooth to make space for the permanent crown. Because we are very precise about cutting the tooth during the first appointment, it can take longer than usual.
We want to ensure that the crown blends in with the rest of your smile and that the fit is just right. We take much care with making your crown, and you can expect it to last several years. If you maintain proper oral hygiene, crowns can last 10 to 15 years.
What If I Avoid Getting a Crown?
A tooth that has been exposed to root canal treatment or has had several restoration treatments or fillings will require a crown. The consequences of not getting a crown could be losing a tooth, significant pain, or major dental work. A crack could extend down to the root, resulting in more expensive treatment and pain.
Your dentist can provide you with different treatment solutions suitable for your needs. To avoid headaches, unnecessary expenses, and to restore your smile, you should consider a crown if your dentist recommends it.
Should I Get a Dental Bridge?
Having a missing tooth does not only affect your smile, but it can cause the teeth to the sides of the gap to become crooked or to shift. This can increase the risk of tooth decay and make them more challenging to clean. You could also get gum disease, which would require additional treatment and expenses.
A dental bridge is less intensive than an implant but a more permanent option than removable dentures.
Contact us today if you have any questions and want to learn which option would be best for you. We provide custom restorations because your teeth are unique and require individualised care.