CROWNS AND BRIDGES in Dorking
Crowns and Bridges at Dorking Smiles
Crowns and Bridges are needed to save a tooth that has been so damaged by decay that it can’t support a filling. A crown is a tooth-shaped cap that is placed over the entire visible portion of your tooth. It’s a permanent solution for a damaged tooth. A bridge is a false tooth (called a pontic) that is held in place by the abutment teeth on either side of the gap.
To help restore teeth, a crown is placed over an affected tooth to amend its strength, size or shape.
There are many various uses for crowns; typically, they are used to cover a heavily filled or broken tooth as well as to provide strength after a root canal treatment. Further uses for crowns involves covering implants, and for aesthetic purposes, crowns are used to cover stained or chipped teeth.
For restorative and cosmetic cases, crowns can be used. Whilst having a consultation, your dentist will look at all the options and may suggest a crown. There are many options for teeth nowadays, and this could be one of the procedures we recommend to improve your dental health and enhance your smile.
Traditionally metal-based crowns were used for years and have been used to rebuild or strengthen teeth. Today, porcelain crowns are now the most effective and aesthetically pleasing option. At Dorking Smiles, we make them to match the exact colour, texture and translucency of your natural teeth.