What are Crowns?
Crowns can be considered as protective shells placed around the existing teeth with the aim of
- Strengthening heavily filled teeth which are inherently weak and prone to fracture
- Protecting teeth which have developed cracks and at risk of fracture and irreversible damage
- Improving the aesthetic appearance of a tooth
Treatment often involves two appointments. During the first appointment the tooth is carefully prepared and a mould of this tooth is taken. A crown is custom made using the mould and is cemented on during the second appointment. Crowns can be made from a combination of metal and porcelain or with high strength porcelain alone to achieve a durable and aesthetic result.
What are Bridges?
Bridges are essentially a combination of crowns that’s are joined together with the purpose of replacing a missing teeth. Treatment is similar to what is done for crowns and carried over two appointments. Just like crowns, bridges are also custom made from individual moulds of patients teeth and made from the same material as crowns.