A dental crown may be used to repair a decayed tooth, reinforce a fragile tooth (such as a tooth that has been root canal treated) or to protect a tooth from further cracks. A dental crown is placed over a tooth to restore the tooth to its original form and anatomy.
A dental crown can also be used as part of a dental bridge. A bridge is a form of tooth replacement that involves crowns on two teeth either side of a space and a false tooth that replaces the missing tooth in the middle. Dental bridges are a fixed alternative to dentures. They are a great treatment option, especially if your adjacent teeth will benefit from being reinforced by crowns.
A dental crown is also used as part of the restoration phase of a dental implant, in this case there is a screw place through the middle of the crown which secures it to the titanium implant. Crowns and bridges are most commonly of material such as porcelain or gold.
Have you always wanted that Hollywood smile? Dental veneers could be your solution.
Dental veneers are custom made thin ceramic shells that are bonded to the front surface of your teeth dramatically improving their appearance. During your consultation appointment the dentist will discuss the shape, length and shade of the veneers in order to enhance your features and give you the very best outcome.
The dentist will then take impressions and photos to produce a ‘mock-up’ of the length and shape you desire. The mock-up will be used as a template to fabricate your porcelain veneers.
With minimal preparation to your natural tooth, veneers are are a much less invasive option to crowns and can transform your smile beyond your wildest dreams. Book in for your consultation at Affinity Dentistry and let us assess your suitability and begin your journey to a beautiful smile.