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Do you have a chipped or damaged tooth? Or are you trying to improve the aesthetics of your smile? Dental crowns may be the simple solution that you have been looking for. A crown will restore and protect your tooth, whilst creating a beautiful smile.

Crowns-&-Bridges

A dental crown is a custom made, tooth shaped cap that is placed over a tooth. Dental crowns are used not only to restore the shape, size and and strength of a tooth, but also to improve its overall appearance. You may use a dental crown for many reasons, including:

  • Restoring a chipped, cracked or worn-down tooth
  • Strengthening a weak tooth
  • Supporting a dental bridge
  • Covering a large filling
  • Covering a dental implant
  • Covering misshaped or discoloured teeth.

A dental crown will work in the same way that your natural tooth works. They are strong enough to withstand the normal biting and chewing motions as a normal tooth would. They do require maintenance and replacement sometimes as they can become loose over time. It is important to remember that the tooth beneath still requires care against decay and gum disease. Regular brushing and flossing is important to prevent these issues.
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Bridges

Do you have missing teeth? Do your missing teeth affect your life? Eating, speaking or just confidence in general? A bridge may be exactly what you are looking for. A dental bridge literally bridges the gap created by one or more missing teeth.

A bridge replaces a missing tooth with an artificial tooth that is anchored on to neighbouring adjacent teeth.

In suitable cases, a bridge provides long-lasting strength and good cosmetic results.

A dental bridge may be recommended for various reasons including:

  • Restoring your smile
  • Restore the ability to properly eat and speak
  • Maintain the shape of your face
  • Distribute the forces in your bite properly by replacing missing teeth
  • Prevent remaining teeth from moving out of position

There are three types of dental bridges available. A traditional bridge involves making a crown for the tooth or implant on either side of the gap, with false teeth in between. This is the most common type of bridge used. Other types include cantilever bridges, wherethe false tooth is stuck onto only one tooth on one side of the gap, and Maryland bonded bridges, which usesa metal or porcelain wingto bond to existing teeth.
Keeping up with good oral health will help ensure a long lifespan of your bridge. Brushing twice a day, flossing daily, avoiding hard foods, and regular check-ups and cleans with your dentist are all essential to help maintain your natural teeth, together with any bridges in your mouth.
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