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Crowns & Bridges

Crowns

When teeth are extensively filled, they run the risk of fracture. A stronger form of restoration is a crown which acts like a thimble over the tooth. Well-made crowns need exacting work by both the dentist and a dental technician to ensure a perfect fit and good aesthetics. Where they don’t show, crowns made from yellow gold are the least invasive and best tolerated restorations. Tooth coloured crowns are either made from white gold overlaid with porcelain, or increasingly from ceramics. Ceramics give a similar strength to white gold, but have more translucency and therefore a more natural appearance. We have examples of the different type of crowns at the surgery. We have carefully selected a few different technicians depending on the quality of aesthetics our patient’s desire.

Case 1. Porcelain Crowns


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  • After

Bridges

A bridge, also known as a fixed partial denture, is a dental restoration used to replace a missing tooth by joining permanently to adjacent teeth or dental implants.
There are different types of bridges, depending on how they are fabricated and the way they anchor to the adjacent teeth. Conventionally, bridges are made using the indirect method of restoration however, bridges can be fabricated directly in the mouth using such materials as composite resin.
The materials used for the bridges include gold, porcelain fused to metal, or in the correct situation porcelain alone. The amount and type of reduction done to the abutment teeth varies slightly with the different materials used. The recipient of such a bridge must be careful to clean well under this prosthesis.

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