CROWNS & BRIDGES

 

If you have a damaged or decayed tooth with compromised tooth structure, our dentist can help you choose the best solution. Crowns and bridges are custom-fitted tooth prosthetics that function and look like natural, healthy teeth. These strong porcelain or resin shells come in customisable colors and are cemented to the surface of your teeth.


CROWNS

A crown, otherwise known as a cap, is custom-fitted to your bite and is placed over your natural tooth or dental implant. We recommend this procedure for those who have a compromised or weakened tooth structure due to decay, multiple failed restorations or root canal treatment.

THE PROCEDURE:

  1. We will prep the compromised tooth down the a peg shape

  2. An impression will be taken for crown fabrication

  3. The color of your new artificial crown can then be customized to match your other teeth

  4. We will fit you with a temporary crown until the lab makes your permanent one

  5. You will come in again for your permanent crown fitting after around 2-3 weeks


BRIDGES

Simply a bridge is to replace a missing tooth. Essentially a bridge is two crowns and a fake tooth (called a pontic), fused together to form the bridge. We recommend bridges as opposed to dental implants in cases of gum recession or if neighbouring teeth are compromised with decay and/or large fillings.

TYPES OF BRIDGES

  • Traditional — Caps are bonded over teeth that lie on either side of the missing one

  • Cantilever — Cap is bonded over a single tooth next to the missing one

THE PROCEDURE:

  1. We will prep the neighbouring tooth/teeth down the a peg shape

  2. An impression will be taken for bridge fabrication

  3. The color of your new artificial bridge can then be customized to match your other teeth

  4. We will fit you with a temporary crown over the neighbouring teeth until the lab makes your permanent bridge

  5. You will come in again for your permanent bridge fitting after around 2-3 weeks