Why would I need a dental crown?
Sometimes a tooth can be damaged to the extent that its strength is compromised, such as when there is a large filling in the tooth. This can cause deflection and stresses on the remaining tooth structure as the filling expands and contracts due to biting forces.
If you have had a root canal treatment, this may lead to drying of the tooth, causing it to become more brittle, prone to fracture, and discolouration.
Another reason that your dentist may recommend a crown is when a tooth is fractured or cracked and you need a crown to hold it together and prevent further tooth loss.
A crown may also be your best option if you are unable to achieve the look you desire with other methods.
A dental bridge is a way of restoring your smile when a tooth is missing.
We often recommend a bridge for patients who have lost a tooth, leaving a space with teeth on either side.
Our dentists can bridge this gap by placing dental crowns on the teeth on either side and connecting a false tooth to the crowns.
Benefits of a dental bridge
A dental bridge can:
- Close the gap created by a missing tooth
- Improve your biting function so you can enjoy the foods you love
- Prevent neighbouring teeth from moving
- Produce a natural-looking result
- Give you the confidence that comes with a great-looking smile