Crowns or caps are used to restore heavily filled or badly broken down teeth where there is very little or no tooth structure left to support a filling. Crowns or porcelain onlays are also required following root canal therapy to strengthen the tooth and to prevent the tooth from fracturing.
Crowns can also be used to restore badly discoloured and crooked teeth in order to build a beautiful, natural smile.
SHAPED AND CONTOURED
Missing teeth can be replaced by fixed or removable options. A bridge or an implant is a permanent or fixed replacement, while a denture is a removable replacement. A bridge consists of replacement teeth (one or more) which are attached to crowns on adjacent teeth. The replacement teeth are shaped and contoured to blend in with the natural teeth.
IS IT QUICK?
How long do these procedures take?
Crowns and Bridges usually take two visits to complete. At the first visit, the teeth are reduced, an impression is taken and sent to a dental laboratory for fabrication. At the second visit, the crown or bridge is fitted and placed permanently in the mouth. Crowns and Bridges can be made from a variety of materials for strength and aesthetic appearance.
Dr Biscoe has 30 years of crown and cosmetic dentistry experience and works with highly experienced ceramists to produce expert results.