Crowns and Bridges

Teeth can be chipped, broken or weakened due to trauma, decay, large fillings, root canal treatment and age-related wear and tear. A crown can sometimes be the best way to save and strengthen the tooth. The crown is the cap that fits over the prepared, existing tooth and replaces the natural crown. Bridges replace one or more missing teeth. It is made up of an artificial tooth attached to the adjacent natural teeth. If a tooth is lost due to an accident or is too badly decayed to save with a crown, then a bridge may be the treatment of choice. Crowns and bridges are made from porcelain and a metal alloy which are strong, durable and can withstand forces. In most instances, at least two appointments are required for preparation and fitting of a crown or bridge.
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