Dental Crowns & Bridges
At New Cross Dental Practice, we offer advanced solutions to restore and enhance your smile, including dental crowns and bridges.
By combining precision in design and a commitment to patient comfort, we strive to deliver comprehensive dental care, ensuring your oral health and confidence are beautifully restored.
When do you need a dental crown?
To restore a damaged tooth
Dental crowns are most of the time used to fix teeth that are seriously damaged or weakened.
After a root canal treatment
After a root canal procedure, where the pulp of a tooth is removed, the tooth can become more brittle.
For cosmetic purposes
Dental crowns can also be used for cosmetic reasons to improve the appearance of a tooth.
To anchor a dental bridge
When a dental bridge is used to replace a missing tooth, the adjacent natural teeth (abutments) are often fitted with crowns.
What are dental crowns?
Dental crowns, also known as caps, are custom-made prosthetic restorations that are designed to encase and cover a damaged or weakened tooth.
Whether anchored to your original tooth or securely connected to a dental implant in your jaw, these prosthetic solutions come in various materials like metal, porcelain, or ceramic.
Through a detailed process involving impressions of your existing teeth and the creation of a customised mould, your new crowns are precisely shaped to seamlessly blend with your natural teeth. This ensures a natural appearance that harmonises with your overall dental structure when the crown is fitted.
What are dental bridges?
A dental bridge is a fixed dental restoration used to replace one or more missing teeth by bridging the gap between adjacent natural teeth or dental implants.
It consists of artificial teeth, known as pontics, which are anchored in place by dental crowns or abutments on either side. The natural teeth or implants that support the bridge are referred to as abutment teeth.
Our approach to crafting your restoration is entirely personalised. The crown, covering the decayed or damaged tooth, provides the necessary support for optimal function while ensuring a pleasing aesthetic.
Using top-notch materials for durability, we ensure that you can chew and bite normally. The crown is meticulously colour-matched to your existing tooth shade, and our skilled dentist contours and shapes it to seamlessly blend into your smile.