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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?

Dental crowns, also referred to as tooth caps, are custom-made prosthetic devices designed to cover or encase a damaged or weakened tooth. These dental crowns are crafted to fit precisely over the visible part of the tooth above the gum line, providing restoration, protection, and cosmetic enhancement.

In terms of restoration, dental crowns are utilised to repair teeth that have endured significant decay, cracks, or fractures, which cannot be effectively treated with fillings or other dental procedures. They offer robust protection to weakened teeth, safeguarding them against further decay and damage. Dental crowns are particularly beneficial for teeth that have undergone root canal therapy, as these teeth are more prone to fractures.

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:

If you’re dealing with a substantial cavity and minimal tooth structure remaining, dental crowns offer an effective solution. Similarly, if your tooth has suffered a significant fracture, crowns can provide the necessary restoration. Following root canal treatment, crowns are often recommended to strengthen and protect the treated tooth.

Moreover, dental crowns are instrumental in restoring dental implants used to replace individual missing teeth, ensuring both functionality and aesthetics. With proper oral hygiene and regular maintenance, crowns serve as a durable, long-term solution for various dental concerns. Trust in the expertise of qualified dental professionals to determine the most suitable crown treatment tailored to your specific needs.

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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. 

Conventional bridges: A secure, long-lasting option. The bridge is anchored on neighbouring teeth and cannot be removed by the patient.
Resin bonded bridges or Maryland bridges: Most suitable for a single missing tooth. This is essentially a sticky bridge which is bonded to the natural teeth and requires minimal tooth preparation.
Implant-supported bridges: These bridges can be fixed to existing dental implants by being screwed or cemented in place. Once fitted, the implants provide the foundation for long-term support of bridges or dentures.