Crowning or capping is a method of protecting heavily filled or weakened teeth with a porcelain cover. This improves their appearance and is ideal for people who grind or clench.
Crowning is a two appointment procedure where the tooth is shaped by removing some enamel and dentine. An impression is taken, a temporary crown is prepared and the new crown inserted at the following appointment.
A bridge may be recommended if you are missing one or more teeth. Gaps left by missing teeth eventually cause the remaining teeth to rotate or shift into the empty spaces, resulting in an incorrect bite.
Bridges span the space where the teeth are missing and are cemented to the natural teeth or implants surrounding the empty space.
Dentures are an easy way of replacing missing teeth and are a lot more affordable than implants or bridge work. However, they are removable, meaning that they are not as comfortable as a fixed prosthesis.
We are able to construct dentures for single tooth replacement, partial tooth loss or replacement of all teeth. Dentures are constructed during a few visits to our practice where we take impressions of the mouth and gradually construct a denture to suit each patient’s individual need.