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Crowns and bridges

The part of the tooth that is visible in the mouth is called the crown. A cemented restoration that partially or completely covers the outside of the crown is referred to as a dental crown, or cap.

Natural looking, long lasting crowns (or caps) can not only improve your smile but restore the tooth’s strength and function.

There are many situations that require a tooth to be restored with a dental crown. The most common reasons are:

  • Large filling – when a tooth has lost the majority of its structure, it needs to be crowned. This is because the remaining tooth around the large filling is so weak that it is prone to fracture.
  • Root Canal Treatment – A Root canal treatment predisposes the remaining tooth to cracking and as such needs to be restored with a crown almost immediately to prevent it from fracturing.
  • Cracked tooth - This is a condition whereby a patient has fractures inside a tooth that causes pain when it is chewed on a certain way. Chewing produces stress on fracture lines that make it feel like it is splitting apart. A crown will hold the tooth together and redistribute the stress evenly throughout the tooth, eliminating the pain in most cases.
  • Improve aesthetics: Teeth that have an unacceptable appearance due to colour, shape, or spaces between teeth can be made to look very natural and beautiful with crowns.

Crowns can be made out of a gold alloy, all-porcelain/all-ceramic, composite resin, zirconia, or porcelain on the outside fused to metal or zirconia on the inside.

Dental bridges literally bridge the gap created by one or more missing teeth. It is made to fit perfectly in your mouth and can restore the natural appearance of your smile.

The main advantages of bridges are:

  • Restore your smile
  • Restore your ability to properly chew and speak
  • Maintain the shape of your face
  • Distribute the forces in your bite properly by replacing missing teeth
  • Prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position

The Dentists at Tuart Hill Dental have many years of experience in both crown and bridge work. If you are unsure if you need a crown or bridge or if you simply want a consult to discuss which treatment option is appropriate for you please contact our friendly staff today.