Crowns and Bridges
De Necker Dentistry is highly qualified in crowns and bridges. Crowns are dental restorations that are placed over a tooth when conservative restorations are not enough to restore the form and function. A bridge is a custom-made artificial tooth that fills the gap where a tooth is missing and is attached to the two teeth on either side.
Crowns address aesthetic needs, restore tooth function and enhance the overall health of your mouth. In the case where teeth have large broken fillings, a crown can protect the remaining natural tooth. Teeth that are root canal treated also need crowns to protect them from cracking as they become more brittle over time.
For all crowns and bridges, the dentist shapes the teeth to provide stable support and a precise fit for the final restoration.
After the preparation has been done, impressions are taken and temporary crowns are made. A replica of your mouth is created in the De Necker dental laboratory which will be used to make the final restorations. Here the dentist carefully selects the colour, shape and size of the crown or bridge.
Temporaries are introduced to protect the prepared teeth and maintain the precise space between the teeth until the new crown is ready.
When final crowns are ready, the dentist removes the temporary restoration and fits the new crown or bridge. This can then be permanently bonded to the prepared tooth with an adhesive bonding agent and cement.
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