Crowns & Bridges
Restoration treatments at the Lambourn Dental Practice
Crowns are usually used to restore teeth when the top, visible part of the tooth has been broken or damaged, or is no longer strong enough for fillings. Sometimes they are necessary if we provide bridgework because we need to fit them to the neighbouring teeth to make them strong enough to support the bridge.
Crowns Are Made For A Variety Of Reasons:
- to cosmetically improve the appearance of a tooth/teeth
- to strengthen front/back teeth that are full of fillings
- to build up root filled teeth and strengthen them.
A bridge, in simple terms, is like having 2 crowns joined together with a false tooth in-between. This is cemented onto the teeth either side of the gap and the false tooth ‘bridges the gap’. Typically they’re made from porcelain to aesthetically blend in with your natural teeth.
This is a simple treatment which should last many years.
The choice of restorative treatment will be based on the condition of your teeth and we will always discuss all three options so you are aware what is best for you.