Implants, Crowns & Bridges
Tooth loss is a very serious issue. It can dramatically impact one's ability to eat, therefore, nutrition intake and diet become a concern. Tooth loss can not only affect a person's appearance and cause speech difficulties, but can also cause further damage. If you have lost a tooth or several teeth, contact our friendly team and arrange a consultation to discuss a solution. Our dentists are passionate about this field, undergoing extensive further training in the latest techniques.
Implants are artificial tooth roots that are inserted into the jaw bone to replace missing teeth. They are a great way to replace single or multiple missing teeth. A dental implant is a titanium screw which supports a tooth replica. The implant is fused in the jaw and a porcelain tooth is attached, locking it into place. An implant and attached crown closely mimic the look and function of a real tooth.
Crowns and Bridges
Crowns and Bridges are used to:
- Improve the appearance of the mouth
- Prevent stress on the other teeth
- Prevent teeth near a space shifting
- Maintain a natural bite
- Improve chewing ability
A bridge can replace one or more missing teeth. It is cemented to the natural teeth on either side of a space. The bridge is carefully tooth colour matched to the surrounding teeth, and has the appearance of a natural tooth. A dental bridge anchors one or more false teeth onto the neighbouring teeth.
The outside of a tooth is made of enamel, which is very hard, sometimes trauma or an accident may damage a tooth or tooth decay may have weakened a tooth. A crown in these cases is used to protect and strengthen the tooth. A porcelain crown is fitted over the existing tooth, which has been carefully prepared by the dentist.
A veneer is an ultra thin, custom made ceramic restoration that is cemented directly onto the front surface of an individual tooth and can be used to change the shape or colour of the tooth or to restore a worn or broken edge. Veneers create a naturally beautiful look as they reflect light and also resist staining. Along with improving the appearance of a tooth, veneers also provide protection for damaged teeth.