Crowns and Bridges

Where there has been loss of teeth through trauma or weakened tooth structure and existing fillings are breaking down we will look at the reasons for this loss as part of the treatment process.  Where teeth are lost excessive pressure is put on the remaining teeth, and with tooth movement, this is exasperated to the point that the future of the remaining teeth needs to be strengthened by either crowning (capping) teeth or replacing spaces with bridges or implants.

Bridges are where teeth, on either side of the space, are crowned and joined together with teeth shaped pontics to give the appearance that no teeth are missing as well as fulfilling functional needs.