Essentially, a crown is a “cap” which is fitted over an existing tooth to strengthen, restore or improve its appearance. In many cases, patients with insufficient tooth structure have crowns placed to maintain the structural integrity of their natural tooth that may otherwise be removed. Additionally, we use crowns to strengthen a tooth in order to accommodate the attachment of a fixed bridge or a tooth that has undergone root canal treatment.
For those patients with one or more missing teeth, we can restore the balance of your smile very effectively with a bridge treatment. A bridge is a prosthetic solution that is anchored to neighbouring teeth, which replaces a missing tooth or teeth. When a lost tooth is replaced with bridgework, the teeth on either side of the space are prepared for crowns in order to hold the prosthetic teeth in place. With a bridge treatment, smiles with gaps can be restored to their natural-looking appearance.