Crowns, bridges and veneers
A crown is a recommended procedure for patients who have a substantial tissue loss on a tooth following a failed filling, or tooth decay (caries). It is also a common procedure if you have had a root canal, as it reduces the risk of tooth fracture. The crown is placed over your natural tooth, but it can also be placed over a dental implant.
The dentist will take an impression of your bite for crown fabrication. The impression will then be sent to a lab to create your customised crown using porcelain prosthetics.
While awaiting your permanent crown your cosmetic dentist will fit a temporary crown which will be customised from your impression.
When your permanent crown has been created, your cosmetic dentist will then fit your custom designed crown to your bite.
Bridges are recommended as a less invasive alternative to dental implants for replacing a missing tooth (or teeth).
There are different types of bridges and your cosmetic dentist will discuss which type of treatment may suite you the best.
Veneers are a minimal invasive alternative to enhance the appearance of teeth cosmetically, whether you want to treat one tooth or more, veneers correct tooth appearance and are customised in shape and colour. Veneers are created in a dental laboratory using a specific type of porcelain which is both strong and have resistance to future staining.