Crowns & Bridges

Tooth decay and gum disease may wreak devastation in your mouth, causing you to lose one or more of your teeth. Having gaps between your teeth will lead to further weakening of your dental structures therefore leading to further tooth loss and issues with bone strength further down the line. As a result, it is far better to fix the problem sooner rather than later. Luckily, there are multiple way in which tooth loss can be resolved to restore the health of the surrounding teeth, improve your bite and most importantly make your smile look beautiful.

Crowns

For individuals suffering from tooth loss even basic human functions such as speech and eating turn into a daily battle, plus they may also have to endure low self esteem due to their teeth's appearance. Crowns offer a long term solution to these issues these people experience and will enable you to have an improved quality of life and a more confident outlook after tooth loss.

The procedure of fitting a crown first involves in installation of a dental implant. A dental implant is a titanium screw attached to a base which fits into the crown. The implant is placed in the gum by an invasive procedure performed under anaesthetic. A hole must be drilled through the gum and into the jaw bone to allow for the implant to be anchored in. Bone re-growth around the implant increases the stability of the crown and adds to the success of the technique.

A porcelain crown is designed to be the correct shade and shape for your mouth, then fitted onto the titanium implant base. The technique is suitable for replacing just one tooth, or in extreme cases multiple teeth. The crown itself may then be cared for in the same way you care for your natural teeth, through brushing and flossing.

Bridges

Bridges are a better option if you have multiple teeth that need replacing. To be able to receive this treatment, healthy teeth either side of the gap you wish to bridge are required. These teeth are then filed down slightly and a metal base is bonded with the teeth to bridge the gap with a porcelain overlay, creating a natural appearance.