Dental crowns are restorations that are placed over affected teeth to amend their shape, size or strength. Crowns are typically used to cover heavily filled, decayed or broken teeth, as well as to reinforce teeth after root canal treatment.
Traditional metal-based crowns have long been used to strengthen or rebuild teeth. Today, porcelain crowns and ceramic crowns are an effective, aesthetically-pleasing option which can be made completely metal-free. They are made to match the exact colour, texture and translucency of your natural teeth.
Bridges offer a permanent and natural-looking solution to missing teeth. Unlike dentures, a bridge is not removable, so it offers increased support and stability within the mouth.
For this treatment, we crown the two teeth either side of the missing teeth and false teeth are fixed to them, therefore ‘bridging the gap'. Because they are custom-made, bridges are barely noticeable and can restore the natural contour of teeth as well as the proper bite relationship between upper and lower teeth. It is important to replace missing teeth to prevent stress on other teeth and the shifting of adjacent teeth.
Porcelain veneers are an ideal way to improve the appearance of your smile while still maintaining healthy tooth structure. Veneers are thin, tooth coloured porcelain shells that are custom-made to bond to the front surface of your teeth. Veneers are often described as being like false fingernails for your smile. Porcelain veneers can be used to improve the colour of your teeth, close gaps, enhance shape, cover chips and cracks and even realign crooked teeth. They are a quick, easy solution to many cosmetic problems, which is why they’re often used in television makeover shows.
Full or partial dentures are a traditional solution to the problem of tooth loss and can restore your smile and the ability to eat and drink the foods you used to enjoy. Dentures are custom-made to match the contour and colour of your gums, so they will look as natural as possible.
Dentures can be held in place with clips (for partial dentures) or adhesive (for full dentures). Today they can even be anchored securely to dental implants, an option which offers greater stability and confidence that they won’t slip or click when eating or speaking.