Crowns & Bridges
If a tooth is severely decayed, broken or brittle due to root canal therapy, your dentist may suggest that a dental crown be placed on the tooth. The aim of this treatment is to reinforce and protect the remaining tooth structure by acting as a “cap” over the tooth. Crowns can significantly reduce the chances of teeth fracturing, their subsequent loss and the need for more complex and expensive treatment.
Creating a dental crown is a team effort and requires both clinical excellence as well as technical excellence on the part of our dental technician. At Brookfield Road Dental we have a close working relationship with a local Dental Laboratory, Hade Dental Ceramics. They focus on creating beautiful, long lasting crowns that are in harmony with the rest of the mouth both functionally and aesthetically. This is achieved as a result of highly skilled dental technicians using the best materials and finishing their work to a superior standard.
Aside from technical excellence, our patients feel assured in the knowledge that their crown has been made locally by highly skilled dental technicians able to work to the high standards of our dentists.
A dental bridge is one option to replace a missing or lost tooth. If missing teeth are not replaced, there can be problems with the adjacent teeth tipping as well as problems with excessive loading on the remaining teeth.
A bridge is made by crowning the teeth adjacent to the space and joining these to the replacement tooth. The result is an aesthetically pleasing and functional restoration that replaces a missing tooth.
Dental decay and gum disease are caused primarily by the presence of plaque. Dental crowns and bridges are just as susceptible to these problems as natural teeth and therefore must be well maintained by ensuring regular removal of plaque with twice daily brushing and daily flossing. At Brookfield Road Dental, your dentist will show you exactly how best to maintain your crown and bridgework. Regular recall visits are also recommended to keep your teeth in the best possible condition.