A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that is placed over a damaged tooth. Dental crown are made from a ceramic material which help to create a natural look to match the rest of your teeth. The material used for dental crowns is also very strong so it can function effectively for many years.
Teeth can sometimes fracture or become chipped through trauma, or become severely damaged by tooth decay. A dental crown can restore a tooth’s shape and function without having to under go a tooth extraction.
A dental bridge can replace a missing tooth by 'bridging the gap' between the adjacent teeth which uses them as a support. Dental bridges are made of the same material as dental crowns and once in place, it will enable you to enjoy eating and chewing as normal. Dental bridges are a cheaper alternative to dental implants for replacing a missing tooth.
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Before a dental crown can be made, the affected tooth will require preparation. Your dentist first reduces the tooth in size and then an impression will be made in order to create the perfect dental crown. For a great aesthetic look the dental crown will be made using a very hard ceramic substance. This is a ceramic material which will match the natural shade of your other teeth. Finally the crown is then bonded into place with a special adhesive. This whole proses take approximately two visits to the dentist.
The process is similar with a dental bridge. The adjacent teeth each side of the gap are prepared before the bridge is made and affixed into place. Your dentist may bond a temporary solution between your treatment appointments.
To find out more information about replacing missing teeth or repairing a broken tooth, please call our dental practice on 01708 479717 and book your personal appointment with one of our experienced dentists. They will carry out an assessment and recommend the most suitable treatment for your needs.
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