For patients with missing, damaged or weakened teeth – bridges and crowns can be the ideal solution for long lasting, effective results that help improve not only the cosmetic appearance but also the function of the teeth.
Having a gap or discoloured or broken teeth not only makes people self-conscious about their smile but can affect their everyday lives from their work and social lives to how they are able to speak or even chew and eat food.
At Sharrow Dental we do everything we can to help our patients using the latest advanced dentistry techniques and equipment. Our practitioners work to not only restore the function of missing or affected teeth but also improve their aesthetic appearance so our patients can smile with confidence.
What are Dental Crowns and Bridges?
Dental crowns are used in a number of ways as well as combined with other treatments to help permanently cover damaged, discoloured and weak teeth or missing teeth that require a bridge.
Made typically of porcelain or ceramic, the crown is used to artificially restore the remaining part of the damaged tooth giving it a protective ‘cap’ that both functionally reinforces and aesthetically improves the tooth.
Dental bridges are used to ‘bridge the gap’ when there are one or more missing teeth. There are different types of bridges that can be used, and which type will depend on the individual patient and their teeth.
The most commonly used traditional bridge treatment involves a false tooth being secured into place with the help of two dental crowns – anchoring the new tooth to the adjacent teeth on either side of the gap.
Who Could Benefit from These Treatments?
Whether a patient needs a crown or a combined crown and bridge treatment there are several reasons why a patient might benefit from these dental solutions.
Because crowns are an effective way to repair broken or weakened teeth there are a number of dental issues they can help to resolve including;
- Misshapen teeth
- Discoloured teeth
- Hold a bridge or denture in place
- Restore a broken or severely worn down tooth
- Discoloured fillings
- Protect the remaining tooth following a root filling
- Cover a dental implant
- Cosmetic modifications
- Protect weakened teeth made fragile from decay
- Reinforce a tooth following a large filling
Dental bridges are an ideal solution for patients who have one or two teeth missing on the same side of their mouths but viability for treatment will require healthy teeth and gums so that they can support the bridge.
If suitable, a dental bridge can be a great long term solution to help patients by;
- Replacing missing teeth that affect the appearance and function of their bite and smile
- Maintaining the shape of the face that can appear sunken following tooth loss
- Restoring their smile and improving self confidence
- Minimising gum disease caused by missing teeth
- Distribute the bite force more evenly which helps prevent additional pressure on remaining teeth
- Prevents existing teeth from moving position and encroaching on the gap
- Helping to correct speech problems that can be caused by missing teeth
How Much Does a Dental Crown or Bridge Cost?
A dental bridge or crown may not be a viable option for every patient but during an initial consultation our experts will be able to talk you through your options in full and help you come to a decision on which treatment path is best for you.
The cost of dental treatment is dependent on the individual patient’s needs, their teeth, how many appointments they will require, and the type of treatment being carried out.
Before you commence treatment a full breakdown of pricing will be clearly explained during your consultation session so that there are no hidden costs or surprise bills down the line.
If you would like to find out more about dental crowns or bridges then please don’t hesitate to call – 01245 354046 to speak to one of our helpful, friendly advisors. Alternatively you can contact us using our contact form and we will be happy to help with your enquiry.