What are Dental Crowns
If you have a damaged tooth a crown may be your best chance at saving that tooth. A dental crown is used as a cap to cover the entire tooth. Crowns help improve the strength of the existing damaged tooth and prevent it from decaying further. They are also commonly placed over dental implants to provide a realistic tooth shape.
Crowns may be used for a number of reasons the most common are; replacing a large filling, protecting a worn tooth, fixing a fractured tooth, attaching a dental bridge, cover a dental implant and cover a tooth with root canal treatment.
What are Tooth Bridges
Why Consider Crown and Bridge Treatment?
Missing teeth don’t look good and have a variety of other dental problems. When there is a gap in the teeth the other teeth around it will lean into this gap and twist making it hard to properly clean. Your teeth can all move around and may cause other gaps to form in other places. Dental bridges are an artificial tooth that is attached to two dental crowns either side of it. Crown and bridge treatment can replace up to 3 missing teeth. Teeth on either side of the space are crowned, with the space then filled with the artificial teeth anchored to each crown.
> Improved appearance
> Improved function (chewing and speech)
> Prevent teeth moving
> Prevent damaging stress to the surrounding teeth
When there is a missing tooth the others try and fill the space causing an unbalance of teeth. This can weaken your bite and make it harder to clean your teeth
Crowns and bridges with proper dental care will last a life time. The bonding glue can come unattached, however with check-ups this is highly unlikely.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.