VENEERS, CROWNS & BRIDGES
A Dental Crown is a porcelain covering that fits over a damaged , decayed or unattractive tooth. Crowns strengthen damaged teeth allowing them to function normally again. They are indistinguishable for natural teeth. They can even be designed to improve the tooths natural appearance.
A veneer is a very thin tooth shaped shell, made of porcelain. They are used to correct tooth discolouration , chipped or poorly shaped teeth. The thin porcelain shell is bonded to the tooth to blend in visually with the rest of your teeth.
A bridge is made to replace on more missing teeth. Bridges can be supported by natural teeth , implants or a combination of both. A traditional bridge is made by placing a crown for the teeth on either side of the space & placing a false tooth between the crowns
When is the advantage of a crown?
- Replace a large filling when there isn’t enough tooth remaining
- Protect a weak tooth from fracturing
- Attach a bridge
- Cover a dental implant
- Cover a discoloured or poorly shaped tooth
- Cover a tooth that has had root canal treatment
What is the difference between a crown & a veneer?
A crown covers the entire tooth , a veneer covers only the tooths front surface, it needs sound tooth structure to support it.
Hazelwood Dental Practice,
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