Crowns cover the whole surface of the tooth and are required when the damage to the tooth is too severe for a filling. They can be made from a number of different materials and at Vogue Dental Care we offer a variety of options including gold crowns, porcelain bonded to precious metal crowns and metal free crowns. This latter option is translucent and so won't show up on photos or in bright light or sun. Privately fitted crowns are guaranteed for 5 years but will usually last 10 – 15 years and even longer if the patient has regular checkups and hygiene treatments.
Bridges are perfect for people who don't want dentures or only have one or two teeth missing. They are made by crowning the teeth on either side of the gap and attaching a false tooth in the middle. They are then fixed in the same way as a crown. At Vogue Dental Care we also offer Zirconia bridges which have metal-free bridgework.
A crown is a type of dental restoration used to fix teeth that have been broken, weakened by decay or contain a very large filling. Here is how it works:
A crown could be a good solution for you if you have some discoloured fillings and would like to improve their appearance. Crowns can be used to replace these to give you a more appealing smile. Additionally, if you have had root canal treatment you will need a crown to protect or cap the restored tooth, allowing you to eat and bite down on it as if it was a real tooth. Crowns are also used to anchor a bridge or denture firmly in place in the mouth.
If you require a more extensive restoration than a crown or have more than one tooth that needs to be repaired, a good solution is a bridge. Here is how they work:
Once you have a bridge fitted, you will have to take extra care during your daily hygiene regime to ensure it stays plaque free and does not cause bad breath.