“Patients can experience a drastic change in their appearance after having dental crowns fitted. It's also very important for your health to replace missing teeth, which can be done with bridges.”
— Dr Meng Quah-Shepherd
Thanks to the latest advancements in cosmetic dentistry, porcelain crowns can now live up to the appearance and function of your original teeth.
For patients with extensive tooth wear, weakened or broken teeth, maximum improvement is usually obtained with crowns. All ceramic crowns are made with tooth-coloured materials which can completely cover teeth affected by decay or injury. Sensitive enamel should also no longer be an issue and you should be able to chew and smile as normal – if not better than before having crowns.
A bridge is a ceramic restoration used to fill in an empty space where one or more teeth have been lost. It is aptly named as it literally ‘bridges’ the gap left by a missing tooth. A bridge generally consists of three or more dental crowns which have been fused together to create a prosthetic appliance.
When a lost tooth is replaced with bridgework, the adjacent teeth are prepared as the crowns will sit over these teeth to anchor the bridge and provide it with proper support.
If you have a missing or damaged tooth, please contact the Boutique Dental Care team below.