Crowns and Bridges
Natural-Looking Dental Restorations
Severely damaging or losing teeth can impact your life significantly.
We take our smiles for granted, but everything changes when an accident or disease hits. Losing prominent teeth may make you self-conscious, and you may even have to adjust your entire diet.
This loss or damage can have a knock-on effect on the rest of your mouth. Damaged teeth are especially prone to infection, and gaps are hard to clean, making tooth decay and gum disease greater concerns.
Using crowns and bridges, we’ll not only restore the function of your teeth, but they’ll look great too. Crowns cap damaged teeth, while bridges fill the gaps left by those you’ve lost.
The Benefits of Dental Crowns
Whether your tooth is damaged due to trauma, decay, or disease, we can often preserve it using a dental crown. We also use crowns to cap a dental implant, providing a complete restoration when you’ve lost the entire tooth.
There are metal, resin, and porcelain crowns; all options have several fantastic benefits. Metal crowns are typically used to replace rear molars and are out of sight. These are strong, long-lasting, and built for the task of chewing.
Porcelain crowns look just like the real thing. We’ll place crowns that match the colour and shape of your existing teeth perfectly. The results are seamless, helping you rebuild lost confidence. Not only that, but porcelain crowns are also hard-wearing.
Resin crowns look great. They match the appearance of your natural teeth well. This cost-effective solution doesn’t quite offer the same level of durability, so it may need replacing earlier.
Once in place, your crown will stop the tooth below from receiving further damage. Having a protective shell in place will prevent bacteria from entering any compromised areas of your tooth, reducing the need for a root canal treatment in the future.
How We Place Crowns
The coronation process has several key stages. Before your treatment, we’ll talk you through what you can expect and answer any questions to help you feel at ease.
Before we do anything, we need to ensure that a crown is right for you. We’ll assess the tooth receiving the restoration and talk you through the various options available to you.
To get your tooth ready for your new crown, we may need to reshape it slightly. Once we’ve done this, we’ll take impressions of the tooth, which is then sent to the lab for the crown to be made.
Once your bespoke crown is ready, we’ll place it. We’ll firmly bond this to your tooth so you can bite, chew, and smile as normal.
The Benefits of Bridges
A dental bridge spans the gap left by one or more missing teeth. Every bridge we place is designed so that your new replacement teeth get support from the remaining teeth nearby.
By placing a bridge, we’ll restore the function of your teeth while improving the appearance of your smile. Eating and smiling aren’t the only benefits of dental bridges.
Once in place, a bridge will hold the remaining teeth on either side in place. When you lose teeth, it’s often common for neighbouring teeth to start to drift or become misaligned. Placing a dental bridge preserves your full smile.
By filling the gap with a bridge, brushing also becomes easier, cutting down the risk of disease and decay.
Finding the Right Bridge
There are a few commonly-used bridge options. The right choice for you will depend on how many teeth we’re replacing and the condition of your neighbouring teeth.
A traditional dental bridge consists of one or more replacement teeth called ‘pontics’ flanked on either side by crowns. These crowns are then placed on healthy neighbouring teeth. This type of restoration is usually made of a combination of porcelain and metal. Once placed, nobody will even know they’re not your natural teeth.
Where traditional bridges use crowns placed onto your neighbouring natural teeth, Maryland bridges are supported with metal wings that are attached behind the teeth using composite resin. This subtle restoration is quick and easy to place.
Sometimes, it’s only possible to support a pontic from one side. Instead of placing two crowns, we’ll just use one.
We’ll place your bridge in several stages. Ahead of the process, we’ll let you know exactly what you can expect.
We’ll perform an initial assessment to determine which type of bridge best suits your needs. This is an opportunity for you to ask questions and learn more about the procedure.
Before placing your bridge, we’ll have to prepare the supporting teeth. To do this, we may need to take a small portion of enamel away to make way for any crowns. We’ll take impressions at this point so that the lab can craft a bespoke bridge that perfectly fits the look of your smile.
Once your bridge is ready, we’ll place it. We’ll firmly cement your bridge in place so it looks great and allows you to enjoy all your favourite meals with confidence.
Crowns and Bridges at Hale
Dental crowns and bridges are life-changing restorations. At Hale, we’ve placed countless smile-enhancing bridges and crowns, restoring confidence and function to the mouths of many.
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