A crown-sometimes called a “cap”-is a tooth-like covering placed over a carefully prepared existing tooth. Used to strengthen, restore or improve the appearance of your natural tooth, a crown is placed on an individual tooth much like a thimble over your finger. In addition to being used to strengthen a tooth to accommodate the attachment of a fixed bridge, crowns serve many functions. One of the most common indication is to support the tooth when there is no longer sufficient tooth structure left to place a filling. Crowns may also be used to protect the structure of a tooth that is fractured or broken.
Losing a permanent tooth-whether il is due to dental decay, periodontal (gum) disease, injury or accident-can cause many serious problems for your neighboring teeth.
Because the support and chewing forces are altered, the remaining leeth may begin to shift. The opposing tooth above or below the lost tooth can begin to move up or down and out of the socket, which can accelerate periodontal disease and further break down the bone structure. If the missing tooth is not replaced, more teeth may eventually be lost due to the improper forces exerted during chewing.
Crown and bridge treatment reverses the negative impact of missing teeth in a variety of ways:
Restores and maintains the natural bite.
Prevents unnatural stress on other teeth.
Keeps opposing teeth in their proper place.
Prevents shifting and tilting of adjacent teeth.
Discourages further dental decay and periodontal disease.
Enhances your smile, speech and chewing function.
All our surgeries are furnished with state of the art equipement and maintained at the highest standards.
Most of our treatments are coverd by a long term guarantee which will be discussed with you before begining treatment.