Crowns – When a tooth is cracked, decayed, or damaged, a crown may need to be fitted onto the tooth. A crown is a permanent covering that fits over the original tooth. Crowns can be made of porcelain, gold and other metals, acrylic resin, or an amalgam (a mix) of these materials. Porcelain crowns typically have the most realistic appearance, although they tend to be less durable than other materials. Crowns can whiten, reshape, and realign existing teeth, adding to a bright, healthy smile.

Bridges – A bridge is a device used to fill the space where a tooth has fallen out or been removed. A typical bridge consists of a pontic (a filler tooth) that is attached to two surrounding abutments (crowns). Once complete, this bridge structure is bonded into the mouth. Without the use of a bridge, spaces in the mouth from missing teeth can cause multiple teeth to shift, lead to occlusion (biting) and/or jaw problems and spur periodontal disease.

Dentures – Dentures are a common restorative device used to replace missing teeth for people with no teeth. They can also be used in mouths where several teeth need to be replaced. These types of dentures are called partials and are also a popular alternative to those who wish to conserve existing healthy teeth. Dentures allow for the ability to chew and bite properly, and prevent a sagging facial appearance.

Porcelain Crowns (Cerec)
We are delighted to be able to provide our patients with world leading Cerec Cad Cam technology, which enables us to provide porcelain crowns and onlays to our patients in one practice visit. The investment we have made in this cutting-edge technology means that our patients can enjoy tooth-coloured restorations from our highly trained dentists, without having to wait for a dental lab to create the crown. 

Crown On Dental Implant
If you have only one missing tooth, a crown on a dental implant is probably your best choice. The dental implant is set into the jaw bone and provides the foundation for a dental crown. The artificial tooth root is generally placed in your jawbone on one visit, and then its left for a few months to fuse, before a second appointment with the dentist, where the implant and crown are then screwed into it, fixing the gap in your smile.

Implant Supported Denture
An implant supported denture replacement solution consists of a dental implant bridge (sometimes called permanent dentures) that is supported by four or more dental implants. By using dental implants to secure the permanent dentures, the need for denture adhesive is a thing of the past. Because the dental implants function like the natural roots, the permanent dentures will feel very much like your natural teeth did.

Implant Supported Bridge
An implant-supported bridge is used when more than one tooth is missing. It also may be used if there is a concern that you might put too much pressure on individual implants that are not connected to each other. Pressure on individual implants increases the chances that they will loosen from the bone and fail. An implant-supported bridge reduces the pressure on the individual implants in the bone, and spreads it across the entire bridge.

Porcelain Bridge
Dental bridges offer the best method of improving smiles by fixing gaps or replacing missing teeth. Missing teeth can cause a change in bite, movement of the teeth, speech impediments, TMJ, an increased risk of periodontal disease and a greater chance of tooth decay. Bridges span the space where the teeth are missing. Bridges are cemented to the natural teeth or dental implants surrounding the empty space. These teeth, called abutments, serve as anchors for the bridge. A replacement tooth, called a pontic, is attached to the crowns that cover the abutments. As with crowns, you have a choice of materials for bridges.