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Crowns & Bridges

What is a Prosthodontist?

A Prosthodontist is a specialist dentist that deals with the replacement of missing teeth and the associated soft and hard tissues by prostheses (crowns, bridges and dentures) which maybe fixed or removable, or maybe supported and retained by either teeth of Dental Implants.

We offer a variety of solutions such as fixed prosthodontics, removable prosthodontics as well as implant prosthodontics.

What are dental crowns?

A crown protects and strengthens a heavily filled tooth from fracture by preserving the remaining tooth structure. Unlike veneers, porcelain crowns cover all surfaces of the tooth; they are mostly used when the tooth is damaged, fractured or very broken down. Another advantage is to improve the appearance of a tooth.

Dental porcelain can be sculpted to closely replicate the look and shape of natural tooth enamel, while providing good strength.There are three basic types of dental crowns – porcelain, porcelain bonded to metal, and porcelain/Zirconium. They are created to feel and look like natural teeth

Why I might need a crown:

With good oral hygiene and maintenance, crowns can provide an excellent long-term solution.

What are dental bridges?

Bridges are a good option for replacing one or more missing teeth. A bridge is fixed to the remaining natural teeth either side of the gap, restoring the look and function of the missing teeth. Like crowns, they are now available as an all-ceramic option for superior appearance.

Dental bridges generally require the reduction of neighbouring teeth to make room for materials used to create the bridge.  Alternatively dental implants can support a bridge.

There are several different kinds of bridges.