Crowns, Bridges and Implants
These are a perfect way to restore the strength and shape of your teeth. Our dentists may recommend these when your teeth have become weakened due to decay, large fillings, cracks or root canal treatments.
When the crown of a tooth is severely damaged or weakened because of a large area of decay, a broken cusp or a root canal procedure, a large filling is more than often not enough to functionally restore the tooth. The tooth is weakened and a crown (metal or porcelain) is then placed. The crown fits over the prepared tooth which restores the shape and integrity of the tooth, making it strong enough for normal function.
A bridge is one or more crowns attached to an additional tooth to bridge together a lost tooth in the dental arch. This can therefore improve appearance, function and prevent the other teeth from shifting in the arch.
A dental implant is an artificial root inserted surgically into the jawbone in the form of a titanium screw to replace a lost tooth or teeth. It prevents bone loss after tooth removal and allows for more bite pressure than dentures.
Normally the surgical procedure is done by a dental surgeon or Periodontist and the restorative crown that attaches onto the implant screw is done by our team at Dental 206.