Crowns, Bridges and Veneers

Crowns

A crown is a special method used to restore weak teeth. The crown surrounds and supports tooth structure which is not strong enough to support itself. The tooth is reduced and shaped around the outside and across the top so a crown can fit tightly over it.

Reasons for Crowns

  • Broken or Fractured Teeth
  • Tooth had Root Canal Therapy done
  • Cosmetic Enhancement
  • Decayed Teeth
  • Fractured Fillings
  • Large Fillings.

Bridges

If you are missing a tooth, a fixed bridge is one of the ways to fill the missing space. It should look and feel natural, without hooks or clasps, and stay in permanently, allowing totally normal function. A bridge is constructed by preparing two crowns on the two teeth next to the space, the two crowns are joined together to replace the missing teeth. When teeth are missing the remaining teeth begin to change position, and this can lead to numerous problems, including loss of more teeth. A fixed bridge will prevent teeth from shifting, and stabilize your bite.

Veneers

Veneers are very thin pieces of durable, tooth shaped composite or porcelain that are custom made (for shape and color) and then bonded onto the front of teeth to create a beautiful and attractive smile.

Veneers can completely reshape your teeth and smile. They can often be alternatives to crowns and the ideal solution in treating many dental conditions.

Real Life case of a bridge

  • Bridge Before