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Crown and Bridge

Dental Crowns

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For badly damaged teeth, dental crowns can be an effective long-term treatment option. A dental crown is a custom-made tooth-shaped covering that will rebuild and restore strength to a badly damaged tooth.  This eliminates any discomfort, and allows your teeth to function as normal. Additionally, dental crowns can also be used to anchor a dental bridge (see below) or restore a dental implant post-surgery.

There are a number of types of dental crowns, including:

  • Gold alloy
  • Ceramic
  • Ceramic fused to metal

Each of these types requires a slightly different procedure, and they all have their own individual strengths and weaknesses.

Depending on your individual goals for treatment as well as your case, your dentist will help you to come to a well-infomred decision about which type of crown is the best fit for you.

Dental Bridge

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Dental bridges enable you to achieve a natural-looking and realistic smile after tooth loss. They provide an alternative treatment option to dental implants or dentures to fill gaps caused by missing teeth, and are a more cost-effective choice. The procedure and cost of treatment will vary depending on the type of bridge you choose.

A dental bridge is typically made up of two dental crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap. These are attached to the false tooth (or pontic) in between. The bridge can be supported by natural teeth, dental implants or a combination of both.The type of bridge you choose will be dependent on the current condition of your teeth, your budget, and the cosmetic and functional results you are looking for.

Whether you are looking for a temporary or permanent tooth replacement, there is a treatment to suit you.

Porcelain Crowns vs. Porcelain Veneers

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Both porcelain crowns and porcelain veneers have unique advantages and limitations that make them appropriate for treating specific dental concerns. For example, all ceramic or porcelain dental crowns improve both the appearance and function of injured or damaged teeth. They cover and protect all of the surface area of a tooth, eliminating pain and restoring strength.

Porcelain veneers on the other hand typically address only cosmetic concerns and are often applied to otherwise healthy teeth. Stains, minor chips, misalignment or other imperfections can be well concealed with the thin porcelain shells, which slide over the front surface of teeth. Their greatest advantage is that as they cover less of the natural tooth, minimal tooth structure has to be removed to accommodate a porcelain veneer.

All of the above treatment options are available at Plainland Dental, and our friendly staff would be happy to discuss them in greater detail with you. We are happy to provide a range of treatment options, tailored to your requirements, goals and budget.

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All of the above treatment options are available at Plainland Dental, and our friendly staff would be happy to discuss them in greater detail with you. We are happy to provide a range of treatment options, tailored to your requirements, goals and budget.

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