Crowns and Bridges
Crowns and bridges are fixed prosthetics used in the restoration of heavily filled teeth and compromised dentitions. In general, crowns are used when a more extensive and stronger restorative solution is required to restore a tooth.
Crowns can be made of:
- Porcelain bonded to metal (PBM)
- Sinfony Resin Composite
- All Ceramic such as:
- Porcelain fused to Zirconia
- Non-precious metal alloys
- Stainless steel
Crowns may be used when:
- Previously heavily filled teeth are at risk of cracking, have already cracked and lost cusp(s), have lost large restoration or have developed significant secondary dental caries.
- In multiple units to form a bridge (to replace one of more missing teeth).
- In conjunction with titanium dental implants to restore missing teeth.
- To restore teeth which have undergone Root Canal Therapy (RCT).
- Placed on moderately or heavily filled teeth which will support partial chrome dentures.
- To mask staining, dental developmental abnormalities, alter the shape, appearance and even the alignment of your teeth.
- To restore heavily filled deciduous (baby) teeth so that adequate space is maintained prior to the eruption of permanent teeth – Stainless Steel Crowns.
- As part of a Full Oral Rehabilitation.