A crown or cap is often the best option for a tooth which is badly worn or broken and at risk of breaking apart. It’s also an excellent way of protecting a tooth which has been heavily filled or weakened by root canal therapy.
The crown is usually made of porcelain and sits over the entire tooth down to gum level to give it extra strength and integrity.
Crowns can also be used as part of a bridge to cover a misshaped or discoloured tooth.
Bridges are similar to crowns and are a good option for people missing one or more teeth. As the name infers, the bridge sits over the teeth on either side of the gap and holds a false tooth – or pontic – in the middle.
The colour of crowns and bridges are matched to your existing teeth to provide a very natural looking solution. They are permanently cemented into place and with good oral hygiene can last a lifetime.