These porcelains come in a huge range of different shades and are blended expertly to match the shade of your real teeth. Your new crown or bridge will restore or improve the overall shape, size and appearance of your original teeth so you can smile and talk confidently. Each restoration is expertly made to function correctly, allowing you to eat comfortably.
A porcelain crown covers the entire tooth right down to the gumline. It is a very good restoration when a tooth is severely damaged and may have lost a significant part of its original structure. Damage can occur because of infection or decay, or trauma. A crown can also cover a tooth that is too small or not quite the right shape. Crowns are frequently used to restore teeth after root canal therapy and during dental implant restoration. The crown fits snugly over the tooth and is precision made to create a tight seal around its margin, preventing further infection and decay.
A dental bridge is very useful in bridging or filling the gap left by one or more missing teeth that were originally next to each other. The bridge is supported by crowns fitted over the adjacent teeth and attached to the replacement tooth or teeth. These replacement teeth are called pontics and are shaped to look exactly like real teeth, resting on the gum. The result is a strong, durable bridge, closely replicating your missing teeth and providing a natural-looking appearance.
After evaluating your dental health and determining a crown or bridge is the most suitable solution, our dentist will numb the teeth to be covered by dental crowns before carefully reshaping them. Once they are shaped, we take a detailed dental impression to send to our dental laboratory, where a skilled team of technicians will fabricate your crown or bridge to our exact specifications. In the meantime, we protect your prepared teeth with temporary restorations. Once your new crown or bridge is ready, you return to our dental clinic so we can try in and fit your crown or bridge, adjusting it to make sure it is perfect before cementing it permanently in place.
Your new restoration should last for years with the correct care, and we check its condition during every dental examination.