Porcelain tooth crowns (or caps) are cosmetically and functionally one of the best solutions for treating a severely decayed or damaged tooth. Crowns are a full-coverage restoration used to replace missing tooth structure and recreate the look and feel of a healthy natural tooth. A crown is usually made of porcelain or ceramic material.
Dental crowns are suitable for individuals with a range of dental conditions. The following are the most common reasons to consider a dental crown:
Getting a dental crown will involve at least two visits to the dentist. During the first visit, your dentist will examine the affected tooth and prepare it for the crown.
Dental bridges are a cosmetic and functional solution if you have a gap created by one or more missing teeth. They can help to improve the appearance of your smile and restore the function of the mouth to allow for easier chewing or even speaking.
A bridge is a fixed prosthetic device cemented onto the existing teeth on either side of a gap. A crown that will replicate the missing tooth or teeth is joined to crowns made to fit over the neighbouring teeth. This creates the ‘bridge’ support that fills the gap in your mouth.
Fitting your dental bridge will involve at least two visits to the dentist. During the first visit, your dentist will prepare the teeth beside the gap, removing a portion of enamel to allow room for a crown to be placed over them.
Whether you have had a permanent or temporary crown or bridge placement, it is important that you take special care by following these guidelines until the anaesthetic wears off: