Dear Reader, Prospective Patient or Patient,
You will all have heard about crowns or bridges, but what exactly are they? Crowns or bridges are individual teeth produced with high precision; they are like veneers made from a very resilient dental ceramics. These too are exactly coloured to match the patient’s teeth and are unique. Unlike with veneers, with crowns and bridges the ceramic is applied to a supporting material which gives the tooth extra resilience. This support material can consist of a metal alloy with high gold content or an extremely stable zirconium dioxide.
Their area of application is very wide. Crowns are mostly used when more
tooth substance has been lost and treatment with veneers is no longer
possible due to lack of stability. If individual teeth have been lost,
it is possible to replace these with bridges. Here, the teeth on either
side must be shaped before the bridge is fitted in order to be able to
anchor it. If the teeth on either side are healthy, it can be advisable
to replace the missing tooth with an implant crown.
If you have any questions on this topic, please get in touch with your dentist or one of our partners.