Veneers, crowns and bridges

Crown, Bridge and Veneers all require some preparation of the tooth to provide the retention and stability necessary to produce the longest lasting, best quality results.

 

Veneer

A veneer is a facing that sits on the tooth and is used to improve aesthetics or to protect the tooth's surface from damage. 

 

Crown

A crown fits over prepared existing natural tooth and replaces the natural crown, which is the part of the tooth seen above the gums.

Crowns are generally required for molar teeth that have undergone root canal therapy to provide extra strength and avoid fracture of the tooth. They may also be required when teeth are severely damaged due to trauma or decay.

 

Bridge

Bridges are used to replace one or more missing teeth. They consist of an artificial tooth anchored to the natural teeth either side of the gap. They are used where a tooth has been lost due to trauma or damaged beyond repair by a crown.

Another way of replacing missing teeth are implants.