Crowns and bridges are used to restore function and fashion to broken down teeth and replace missing teeth. Many patients opt to go for crowns or bridges for the aesthetic benefits, however many health benefits also exist. Improving your teeth and smile can boost your confidence, and even help you feel better!
Crowns: Over time, our teeth atrophy as a result of daily use. This causes our smiles to lose their once pristine appearance and subjects our teeth to a number of potential risks. Crowns improve the function of broken teeth and enhance your natural smile! Crowns are built around the remaining healthy structure of a broken tooth and completely encircle it.
Bridges: Bridges are used to fill the gap created by one or more missing teeth. A bridge is made up of two or more crowns (abutment teeth), before a false tooth is then placed in the middle. Natural teeth and dental implants are capable of supporting bridges.
Generally, a crown or bridge should last between 20-25 years without breaking down or losing colour.
Don’t worry about sinking your teeth into your favourite foods! Crowns and bridges are durable and are capable of withstanding whatever you throw at them once bonded.
Insurance companies typically only cover what they deem to be completely necessary treatment. In order to clarify, please contact your service provider.
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