Dental Crowns and Bridges
Broken, decaying or missing teeth affect everything from how comfortably you’re able to eat to the way you feel around other people. When your smile is suffering, ceramic restorations can help you get it back.
Our customised treatment options include a variety of modest to full-coverage restorations, depending on the extent of your tooth damage.
Ceramic Dental Bridges
If you have missing teeth, bridges take the design behind dental crowns and fuse several of them side by side.
The crowns on either end are then anchored on top of a supporting tooth or dental implant. Pontic (false) crowns are suspended in-between.
Bridges offer a permanent alternative to removable partial dentures. However, they can only be used in areas with one or two missing teeth (or three to four, if implants are being used).
Dental crowns protect the entire portion of your tooth above the gumlines. We recommend them when you’ve had a large cavity, need to replace an older, larger filling or after root canal therapy.
Getting a crown calls for two appointments. During the first visit, we’ll remove the damaged tooth structures and prep the area that’s left. Then, we’ll take an impression and place a temporary crown to minimise any sensitivity. You’ll return to our office for a second visit to have the permanent porcelain crown tried in and cemented in place.
Conservative Inlays and Onlays
Inlays and onlays act as partial dental crowns, protecting up to 3/4 of a tooth’s surface. They’re less invasive than a conventional cap, in that they make it possible for you to preserve as much remaining tooth enamel as possible.
As a lab-made restoration, inlays and onlays require a treatment process similar to crowns. Your teeth are prepped, impressed and the final inlay or onlay is bonded in about two weeks later.
Quality Cosmetic Materials
Each of your porcelain restorations is handcrafted from high-quality ceramic. This feature allows the outcome to blend in with your smile for optimal aesthetics. But the materials used are durable, too. You’ll be able to chew and bite with your crown or bridge the same way that you did when using your natural teeth.
To keep your restoration stable for as long as possible, be sure to floss around it daily.
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* Any invasive or surgical procedure may carry risks. Before moving forward, it is recommended that you seek a second opinion from an appropriately licensed medical professional.