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Crowns and Bridges

A crown is a tooth shaped ‘cap’ that is placed over a tooth which has been prepared by your dentist, to restore the shape, size, strength and improve aesthetics.


A crown may be needed in the following situations:

- To protect a weak tooth from breaking or hold together a cracked tooth.

- To restore an already broken tooth or tooth that is severely worn. 

- To cover and support tooth with a large filling when there isn’t a lot of tooth left. 

- To cover misshaped or severely discoloured teeth. 

- To make a cosmetic modification.

- To cover a dental implant

- To strengthen a tooth after root canal. 

The pictures describe the types of crowns and the differences between them.


A bridge is a fixed replacement for a missing tooth that relies on either one or more of your remaining teeth, or one or more implants. 

If you feel a crown or bridge may be the correct option for your mouth please come and see us, we can discuss what is best for you.

Types of crown:

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