Crowns and Bridges 2017-12-20T09:39:15+00:00

Crowns are a very successful option for repairing cracked, broken, decayed or heavily filled teeth. This restoration is bonded onto the existing tooth to cover and protect the remaining structure. The colour is matched to that of your own teeth and they can look and feel exactly like natural teeth. Many different materials can be used and for improved health and aesthetics porcelain crowns are an ideal choice.

A bridge is one of the options used to fill the space where a tooth has fallen out or been removed .By fixing a replacement tooth (or teeth) to the natural teeth at either side of the gap, a bridge will improve your appearance and the way you bite, chew and speak. As with a crown, the colour is matched to that of your own teeth to create a natural looking appearance.

Crown and bridgework are indirect restorations i.e the laboratory technician is involved in the process to produce a custom made, well fitted restoration specific to each patient’s tooth. Hence indirect restorations generally require two or more visits. Please bear this in mind if you are short of time and are planning to have work done possibly involving the laboratory.

  • During the first visit, the dentist prepares the tooth and makes an impression of the area to be restored. The impression is sent to a dental laboratory, which creates the dental restoration and a provisional crown/bridge is fabricated.
  • At the next appointment, the dentist cements the restoration onto the prepared cavity and adjusts it as needed.
    In large cases where we are significantly altering the appearance or occlusion (bite) there will be additional stages of try-ins and provisional restorations.