A dental crown is a custom made cap that covers the entirety of the tooth, from the chewing surface to the gum line, and could be straight forward answer to your problems.
A crown will fit over the remainder of your healthy tooth and will give you strength and shape of a natural tooth. It is colour matched to blend perfectly. You can have more than one crown fitted.
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Sometimes an impression is taken at the start, which is used later. After an anesthetic is administered the dentist will file the tooth (if needed) to leave a base to cement the crown on to. An impression will be taken to send to the lab with the colour and material the crown is to made from, as agreed between you & your dentist. If an impression was taken at the start then this will be used to make a temporary crown until the permanent one is fitted.
At the fit appointment the crown will be tried and tested, and if all is well the crown will be permanently cemented to your teeth and you can leave with your new smile.
Dental bridges literally bridge the gap created by one or more missing teeth. A bridge is made up of two or more crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap -- these two or more anchoring teeth are called abutment teeth - and a false tooth/teeth in between
This is the same as for the crown. Sometimes one tooth is used next to the gap or a tooth either side of the gap is used.
When the bridge comes back from the lab it will look like a crown with a tooth attached to it. The crown or crowns are cemented in place, with the tooth in the middle permanently attached and your smile is once more complete.
Come and get some of the very best crown and dental bridge treatments in Shenfield, Brentwood at Vitality Dental Spa - We care about your teeth and gums.
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