Crowns & Bridges
Crowns are used to improve the appearance, strength and functionality of damaged teeth.
The crown is like a cover, or cap, that is fitted onto the tooth. This treatment is used for patients with cracked or chipped teeth as well as for decayed teeth that need excessive filling.
Your EasySmile dentist will design your crown carefully to match the shade and shape of your existing teeth, ensuring a natural-looking result and more attractive smile.
Crowns can be made in a variety of materials, including porcelain or metals. Considerations for patients include price and the aesthetic results.
Fitting a crown involves your dentist shaving off some of your existing tooth. A temporary crown can then be fitted while your restoration is made. Finally, your dental crown will be cemented into place.
Bridges are replacement teeth that are held in place by attaching to crowns on the adjoining teeth.
Replacing a missing tooth is not only important for your smile, it also:
- Protects your jaw structure from deterioration
- Maintains the shape of your face
- Ensures you have a strong and effective bite
- Prevents the risk of gum disease and decay on remaining teeth
- Prevents remaining teeth from moving
Bridges can be used to replace one or more teeth and can be made from porcelain or metal and fixed in a variety of ways depending on the position in the mouth and other personal factors.