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Crowns are caps designed to sit over your entire tooth, preventing heavily filled or cracked teeth from fracturing. They can be made from white porcelain (ceramic), metal or a combination of both. They are cemented permanently to your teeth and restore function and aesthetics. Our dentists will usually recommended a crown in certain cases such as:
- To protect a root canal tooth as these teeth are more brittle and weak and to help seal bacteria from entering the tooth and possibly causing reinfection
- Teeth that have large fillings and are in a position where biting forces are at risk of further damaging the tooth
- Discoloured front teeth where whitening or veneers cannot correct, crowns can be made a specific color and shape to improve the appearance of your smile and aesthetics
- Teeth that have had trauma from sports or injury
Crowns at Emerald Dental Care are strong, durable and long-lasting. With the adequate care and six monthly maintenance, the dental crown can last many years.
Dental bridges are used to restore missing teeth in between two healthy teeth, essentially “bridging” the gap. The teeth on either side of the space are prepared for crowns, and are joined together with artificial teeth to fill the gap. Dental bridges are permanently cemented on and are a popular alternative to removable dentures.