Crowns, Bridges and Veneers
CrownsDental crowns are the ideal restoration for teeth that have broken, or have been weakened by decay or a very large filling. The crown completely covers and protects the tooth underneath and restores it to its proper shape and size, they can also be used to change the shape of teeth. Crowns can be made from a variety of different materials and are fixed in place with special dental adhesive.
A bridge is used to replace a missing tooth or teeth and consists of more than one crown joined together to close or “bridge” the gap between two supporting healthy teeth. Both crowns and bridges can be available on the NHS but there are private options too. You can discuss with your dentist which option fits your needs best.
Veneers are thin coverings of porcelain that are bonded to the front of your teeth. They can lighten discoloured teeth, straighten squint teeth and close spaces between front teeth. Veneers are sometimes available on the NHS so please ask your dentist for advice.
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