At Blackwood Dental we perform dental crowns and bridges to restore both tooth form and function.
Dental Crowns are Caps placed over a damaged tooth structure to strengthen and restore both tooth form and function.
Over a lifetime teeth can wear down, decay or fracture. Dental Crowns are placed over the restored tooth to provide strength and recreate the natural appearance and function of a tooth.
In the case of cracked teeth Crowns hold the tooth together and change the direction of the biting force on the tooth. minimising the risk of further cracking. Crowns can be used to restore a natural look for teeth that are misshapen or discoloured.
Crowns also have the advantage of being more easily cleaned. The cement used to attach the crown to the existing tooth structure discourages decay making the tooth more resistant to further breakdown.
Crowns are made from a variety of materials. They can be made of gold which provides strength and good adaption to a tooth or porcelain fused to gold which gives a more natural look. Crowns can also be made from high strength porcelain which produces a totally natural appearance.
Dental Bridges are used to replace one or more missing teeth. Missing teeth can lead to a variety of related problems, such aesthetic, occlusion or bite, masticating or chewing, teeth moving and speech problems.
A Dental Bridge consists of crowning the teeth either side of a gap and fusing a false tooth (or pontic) to these two crowns. Bridges are usually made from porcelain fused to a metal alloy which provides great strength and excellent aesthetics.