Dental crowns can be made from porcelain, gold, or a combination of the two materials. They completely cover a filled or broken down tooth as well as providing strength and support for teeth which have been heavily filled, fractured or root treated. Many patients ask how long crowns last and this largely depends on how well teeth are looked after. However we would expect a good quality crown to last for between ten and fifteen years.
Bridges can be used to replace one or more missing teeth. Minimally destructive adhesive techniques can sometimes replace a single tooth by bonding to healthy adjacent teeth. Conventional fixed bridgework can be constructed to replace one or more missing teeth by using fixed crowns on the adjacent teeth, supporting the replacement in between them.
All our laboratory made restorations are constructed to the highest standard in conjunction with highly skilled technicians with whom we work very closely. When necessary we will arrange for you to meet our ceramist in the surgery so that the shade for your restoration can be photographed allowing the best possible colour match.