Crowns and Bridges

Continuing on from fillings and the need to preserve and restore natural tooth structure, crowns and bridges are the mainstay in the restoration of heavily filled and compromised dentitions. In general, crowns are used when a much stronger restorative alternative than conventional fillings 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 in danger of cracking or have already started to break down further.
  • 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.