Dental crowns or caps are a popular and very effective way of protecting teeth that are badly damaged. If you have a tooth that has received root canal treatment, has lost a lot of its structure due to tooth decay or trauma, then we will recommend you have a crown placed. This covers up the entire tooth, right down to your gum line and it will prevent any further infection and destruction, allowing you to eat and speak properly by restoring your tooth to full function. Your crown can be made from porcelain, composite, metal alloys, or from porcelain fused to metal.
Will My Crown Look Natural?
We Care a great deal about the appearance of your smile, and go the extra mile when designing crowns for our patients. In the past, crowns would often look artificial and unnatural but these days the porcelains used to make them are so sophisticated and lifelike you should not be able to see any real difference between your natural teeth and your new crown. If you are interested in the very best aesthetics, then we can provide all-ceramic or metal-free crowns that are strong, long-lasting and beautiful and which are ideal for front teeth. 1300SMILES will make sure your new crown will blend in seamlessly, and it should look considerably better than the broken down or damaged tooth it protects.
What Is The Difference Between A Crown And A Bridge?
A crown caps an existing tooth whereas a bridge is used to replace a tooth that has been removed. A bridge can replace one or more missing teeth that are in the same part of your mouth. Your bridge will have crowns on the teeth adjacent to the gap and these are used to support the replacement tooth, creating a strong restoration that will blend in with your existing teeth. A bridge is a great way to restore missing teeth filling in any gaps and enabling you to eat and talk with complete confidence.
How Long Will My New Crown Or Bridge Last?
Dental crowns and bridges can last anywhere between five to fifteen years or even longer in certain circumstances. The exact lifespan can depend on general wear and tear, and your own oral hygiene routines. Avoid using your teeth as tools as this could chip your new crown or bridge. Brushing at least twice a day and flossing once-a-day, when combined with regular check-ups and professional hygiene appointments at 1300SMILES will help prolong the life of your crown or bridge, keeping it looking great for longer.
If you need a new crown or bridge then it is better for your dental health to have this treatment as soon as possible. Our Treatment Vouchers are an affordable way to spread the cost. Contact us for more information or chat online with us using our Live Chat button.