Crowns are used to restore broken, decayed or worn teeth when a traditional filling is not sufficient. Crowns are also used on teeth following root canal treatment. Crowns can restore function and protect the underlying tooth structure form further damage Treatment normally consists of two stages of treatment.
The first stage involves preparing the tooth, followed by impressions which are sent to our skilled dental technicians for production. The second stage of treatment normally occurs a couple of weeks later where the crown is fitted with a strong cement. Crowns can now be made to look like natural teeth and can be metal free for superior aesthetics. Crowns normally last for 10 to 15 years.
Bridges are a series of crowns joined together to cover or close a space left by the loss of a tooth or multiple teeth. The treatment is again in two stages, like crown work (see above). Bridges are permanent and once bonded into place will look and feel like a natural teeth and normally last 10 to 15 years.