CROWNS & BRIDGES

Crowns and Bridges

The placement of a crown or ‘Cap’ is most commonly done when a lot of tooth structure has been destroyed. This destruction of tooth structure may be due to trauma, fracturing, or caries. The ‘cap’ would then strengthen the tooth structure and prevent it from breaking more. The crown or ‘cap’ is permanently cemented onto your destroyed tooth, and is made from a very hard tough material called porcelain.

Obviously, this porcelain material is colour matched to your existing adjacent teeth colour and form. A Bridge is also a permanently cemented structure to replace one or two missing teeth. If you have one or two teeth missing, and the adjacent teeth have been compromised, a Bridge has crowns cemented onto these teeth, with an artificial crown bridged between the two crowns.

A bridge offers a suitable option for replacing a missing tooth at a much cheaper way than an implant.