Type of Dental Crowns and Bridges
Crowns and bridges are commonly used to repair badly damaged teeth or replace missing teeth. With modern advancements in technology these restorations can now be colour matched to your teeth, providing a natural looking dental finish.
There are two types of crowns
The first is a custom crafted thin cap designed to fit over the badly damaged tooth. The cover restores strength and functionality to the tooth and acts as a protective layer for the natural tooth underneath. The colour and shape of the crown are very natural in appearance maintaining the aesthetics of your teeth.
The second type of crown is a complete replacement; a prosthetic tooth. It is commonly attached to either a dental implant or bridge to secure the replacement tooth in place. As with the cap, the crown, acting as a replacement tooth, restores functionality and provides long-term durability along with a natural-looking result.
A bridge is a technique used to position a crown as a replacement tooth. The bridge attaches to capped crowns on either side of the missing tooth’s gap with the prosthetic crown acting as the replacement tooth. Bridges can be used to replace one or multiple missing teeth and restore functionality. They are durable and natural in appearance.
If you have damaged or missing teeth, crowns and bridges may be a solution for you. Please call our experienced team for further information on your treatment options and to organise a consultation with one of our dentists.