Crowns and Bridges
A crown or ‘cap’ fits over the remaining part of the tooth to make it strong and give it the appearance of a natural tooth. Crowns are also recommended on teeth that have undergone root canal therapy to prevent their fracture as they become brittle.
Crowns can be made of lots of different materials:
- Most crowns are made of porcelain which has been bonded to a precious or non precious metal
- Some are made entirely out of porcelain , they look very natural .
- All-ceramic crowns are very modern technique. They are free of metal and yet extremely strong
We at praxisclinic will prepare the tooth and then make an impression of it. The crown is then created for you in our world class dental laboratory. It is made to match your other teeth as closely as possible.
Your appearance is one reason to replace missing teeth, but a gap can also affect the health of your teeth and gums - it may affect your bite, or put strain on the teeth around it. Food can also get caught in the gap, causing both decay and gum disease.
There are two main ways to replace teeth. One uses a removable false tooth or teeth, and is otherwise known as a partial denture. The other is by using a fixed bridge. A bridge is usually used where there are fewer teeth to replace or when the missing teeth are only on one side of the mouth.
In simple terms a bridge is like having two crowns joined together and cemented on the supporting teeth, with a fixed false tooth in between to bridge the gap between them. The way your teeth are replaced depends on where they are in the mouth, and the condition of the other teeth.
If you are a suitable candidate, you can also have teeth that fit to the jawbone, which are known as implants