CROWNS AND BRIDGES
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Lost and damaged teeth severely impact confidence. But it’s never just your self-esteem that you need to worry about. There are several oral health problems associated with tooth loss, not to mention how difficult chewing can become.
At Leeds Dental Clinic, we offer a range of options to restore these lost and damaged teeth, including crowns and bridges.
WHY MIGHT YOU
NEED A DENTAL CROWN?
Crowns can be useful for:
We’ll start by carrying out initial examinations and taking scans of the affected tooth. Once we’re ready to proceed, we’ll file the tooth down and remove the outer layer to prepare it to support the crown. Next, we’ll take a mould of the tooth so that the laboratory can make your crown.
While your permanent crown is being made, we’ll place a temporary restoration in its place. If you think this looks great, just wait to see the one we’re making for you. When this is ready, we’ll remove the temporary prosthetic and cement the final crown into place.
THE BENEFITS OF DENTAL CROWNS
Porcelain crowns are made to fit perfectly in terms of size and shape. They’re completely natural in appearance and are indistinguishable from the rest of your teeth. We can even colour-match your new crown with your existing teeth.
Dental crowns are durable and hard-wearing. Often, a dental crown will last for many years, provided they are cared for properly with routine dentist visits and a thorough oral hygiene regime.
A crown will protect your tooth from further damage or decay. A fractured or partially decayed tooth is more susceptible to further damage due to increased exposure to plaque bacteria. Capping a compromised tooth with a crown lessens the risk of decay being able to penetrate deep inside and cause the need for root canal treatment.
WHAT IS A
Losing a tooth through decay or trauma in a prominent position front and centre in your mouth can impact your self-esteem and make eating a challenge. But regardless of the location of the gap, its absence can cause neighbouring teeth to drift and create wide-open spaces where the bacteria that cause decay or gum disease can become rife.
Filling the gap will restore the appearance and function of the lost tooth and diminish the oral health risks and bite issues associated with it.
A dental bridge is a prosthetic structure that literally ‘bridges’ the gap between a missing tooth or teeth. It usually consists of dental crowns which are placed onto a neighbouring tooth and a pontic, which is an artificial tooth which is bonded to the crowns. In some cases, more than one pontic may be used.
TYPES OF BRIDGE
This type of bridge uses crowns retained by existing teeth or implants placed on either side of the gap to support a pontic. This is the most common type of bridge and is typically made from porcelain.
This type of bridge is only supported by a crown or implant on one side. The supporting tooth is sometimes referred to as an abutment tooth. The placement process is shorter and more cost-effective. Cantilever bridges can be used when one tooth is missing.
A Maryland bridge uses metal wings on either side of the pontic to gain support from the backs of teeth neighbouring the gap. The metal framework that supports the bridge is held in place by composite resin. A special light is used to cure the resin, firmly bonding the metal to the backs of the teeth so that nobody will know they’re there.
There are several types of bridges, and the exact placement process of your bridge will depend on the type we’re fitting.
As with many of the procedures we offer, the bridge placement process will start with us assessing your mouth. The assessment will usually include taking digital scans and impressions. Then, we’ll use this information to carefully design and make the perfect bridge. We’ll also colour-match your bridge at this stage so it blends perfectly with your smile.
Our highly-skilled technicians will set to work creating your bridge in the laboratory. In the meantime, we can place a temporary restoration that’ll give you some of the appearance and functionality of your teeth. While these are only temporary, they look and feel great.
Once your permanent bridge is ready, we’ll place it using an anaesthetic to make the experience as comfortable as possible for you.
Depending on the type of bridge, we may need to start by preparing the neighbouring teeth that will receive crowns. This usually involves removing a portion of the outer layer to accommodate the size of the crown.
We’ll then cement the crowns into position. Once in place, we’ll make any necessary adjustments to ensure the bridge fits and functions perfectly.
THE BENEFITS OF DENTAL BRIDGES
Dental bridges restore the appearance and function of your teeth. They are sturdy and provide reliability when it comes to your bite. Our made-to-measure bridges are perfectly designed to match the colour, shape, and size of your natural teeth.
The presence of a bridge prevents the gradual movement of your remaining natural teeth. By filling the gap, you will eliminate the potential for your teeth to become misaligned.
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CROWNS AND BRIDGES AT LEEDS DENTAL CLINIC
At Leeds Dental Clinic, we use the latest technology and well-refined techniques to place crowns and bridges that will meet your aesthetic and functional needs. Our highly trained team will be able to advise you on the right restoration to perfect your smile.
To learn more about crowns and bridges or find out whether you’re a suitable candidate, speak to our friendly team today and arrange an appointment.GET IN TOUCH