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:
    • EMAX
    • Porcelain fused to Zirconia
  • Gold
  • 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.