Dental Crowns and Bridges
Dental Crowns and Bridges
Quorn Dental Practice and Implant Clinic is pleased to be able to provide specialist dental care in Loughborough and the surrounding areas. As part of our first-class private dentistry services, we’re able to carry out dental crown and bridge treatment. Depending on what you require in order to restore your teeth to optimum health, you’ll be able to count on our skilled team of highly-qualified, fully-trained dentists to help.
Dental Crowns and Bridges in Loughborough
Dental crowns and bridges are often used to either replace or restore damaged or missing teeth. Where it could be considered a cosmetic dental treatment, it’s more centred around ensuring full-functionality of your teeth, allowing you to eat, drink, talk and smile again with complete confidence. So which one do you need, a crown or a bridge?
What is a dental crown?
When a tooth has become compromised by way of functionality and is likely to break down or fracture as a result, then a dental crown may be the best option for both yourself and the tooth itself. A crown is a bespoke cover designed to restore a tooth damaged by decay or fracture to its natural look and strength.
It has the realistic shape and colour of a natural tooth. This particular option is recommended when too much of a tooth is lost or damaged. As previously mentioned, this could be down to the decay or fracture of the tooth, but upon consultation, it might be determined that a filling will not be considered strong enough to rectify the issue.
Here at Quorn Dental Practice and Implant Clinic, we have the resources and technology available to produce crowns onsite and on the same day using computer-aided digital design facilities. This enables you to have a crown fitted that’s been meticulously tailored to you. This ensures maximum functionality as well as comfortability.
What is a dental bridge?
A bridge is an alternative option to partial dentures and dental implants. The procedure involves attaching a replacement tooth (or teeth depending on how many are missing or damaged) to your natural teeth on either side of the gap. Bridges are commonly used to replace missing teeth that can often look unsightly, hence why this is often considered to be a cosmetic dental treatment.
As well as restoring your teeth so that they look and feel as natural and as comfortable as possible, bridges also offer many health benefits, including the prevention of jaw problems and gum disease. Gum disease may well occur as a result of gaps being present between natural teeth, so it’s paramount that this eventuality is avoided and a bridge will help with that.