What is a dental crown?
A dental crown is a cap specially designed to be placed over an existing tooth, completely covering it, restoring its shape, size, strength and general appearance. At Duncraig Village Dental 90% of our crowns can be provided in one visit with our state-of-the-art CEREC Cad-Cam system.
What is a dental bridge?
A dental bridge is a fixed appliance designed to fill the gap or gaps left behind by missing teeth.
When are dental crowns needed?
Dental crowns can be needed as a solution in a number of different situations:
To cover/finalise a dental implant procedure
To protect a weak or damaged tooth from further harm
To hold together a previously cracked tooth
To restore an unsightly tooth which may be worn down or decayed
To cover over a misshaped or discoloured tooth
How long does a dental crown last?
The life of a dental crown is dependant on your oral habits and hygiene, but generally speaking, our dental crowns can last up to 15 years.
What special care is required with dental crowns?
A dental crown doesn’t require any special care, however it is important to remember that the tooth underneath a dental crown is still open to decay, so general oral hygiene practices should still be upheld.
How do dental bridges work?
There are a number of different types of dental bridges, but generally speaking a bridge consists of two crowns that attach over existing teeth to form anchors on each side of the gap, and a ‘bridge’ of artificial tooth or teeth that stretch between the two crowns.
What are the advantages of a dental bridge?
Fill gaps in your smile caused by missing teeth
Maintain the correct structure to your face
Restores speaking and chewing abilities
Prevents teeth that remain from moving out of position
Our dental crown and bridge services sometimes require more than one visit. The first visit is used to scan and examine the areas of the mouth that require the procedures. This information is then used to create highly realistic natural looking crowns and/or bridges to suit your mouth, which can be permanently attached at your next visit.
For more information about the dental crown and bridge services we offer at Duncraig Village Dental, please contact us today.