Crowns & Bridges
Crown treatment is designed to restore teeth to a higher level than composite restorations can achieve. They are indicated when a large part of a tooth is restored with composite creating a risk of further damage, or being lost all together. A crown can be described as a helmet that is placed over the whole tooth to offer protection. A bridge is indicated when a patient has a missing tooth and they want it replaced. This is only a proposed treatment plan when the teeth either side of the gap are in a bad condition and could benefit from a crown. A bridge consists of a crown either side of a missing tooth and a fake tooth between the crowns, therefore bridging the gap where a missing tooth once was. These treatment options are constructed in a lab and usually take two weeks to be completed.