Crowns and Bridges
A crown is a type of dental restoration that completely covers a tooth. Crowns protect and strengthen teeth and may be needed for the following reasons:
- Broken or fractured teeth.
- Extensively decayed teeth.
- Teeth that have had root canal treatment.
- Cosmetic enhancement: Porcelain crowns are made to match the shape, size and colour of desired teeth to give a natural, long-lasting beautiful smile.
What does getting a crown involve?
A crown procedure usually requires two appointments. At your first appointment the tooth is prepared by removing any decay and shaping the surface to properly fit the crown. An impression is then taken and is sent to the laboratory where the crown will be fabricated. A temporary crown is made and this will stay on your tooth for approximately 2 weeks.
At your second appointment, your temporary crown will be removed, the tooth will be cleaned and your new crown will be cemented.
A bridge is a fixed dental restoration used to replace a missing tooth by joining an artificial tooth to crowns on either side of a space.
Our experienced staff at Oxenford Dental Centre are only too happy to answer any questions you may have regarding crowns and bridges.