For teeth that have large restorations, cracks or fractures sometimes a general restoration is not the best treatment for the tooth. In cases such as this your Dentist may recommend a crown for the tooth. A crown is like an artificial cap that encases the tooth and improves strength and appearance. Teeth that have been root treated can benefit from these types of artificial strength as the tooth can become brittle.
Crowns can also be used for cosmetic purposes. Teeth that are misshapen, heavily discoloured or broken can be restored beautifully with the help of a crown. At GC Dental Solutions we can provide patients with same day crown treatment with the use of CADCAM technology and our local dental laboratories designing and milling porcelain, ceramic and gold crowns.
Dental Bridges can also help for cosmetic purposes if you have large gaps or missing teeth that you wish to have closed. A traditional bridge is usually made up of two crowns and a fake tooth between the crowns which is permanent bonded to a close gap.
Veneers are a great way to restore a smile by adding a restoration to the front of the tooth without losing a lot of tooth structure. This type of treatment can be used to improve the appearance of teeth that require reshaping, change of shade, closing small gaps and slightly misaligned teeth. There are two types of veneers and that are composite or porcelain which are bonded to your healthy tooth structure. Find out more about dental veneers here.