At Brighten Dental are your crown and bridge experts.
We recommend METAL FREE CROWNS as these are not only highly aesthetic but also offer high strength restoration.
This is a type of all-ceramic crown with an appealing translucent colour combined with extra strength and durability.
This crown is made from a single block of lithium disilicate ceramic: this is a top grade material which known for its toughness, durability and opaque qualities.
It is considered a breakthrough in dental crown technology.
A zirconia crown is a popular type of all-ceramic crowns.
This crown is made from a single block of Zirconia and can be laminated with porcelain for better aesthetics.
Zirconia crowns have a translucent appearance which means that they are indistinguishable from your own teeth
A porcelain crown, sometimes referred to as a cap, is permanently bonded to a tooth to improve aesthetics and function.
A crown can be fitted over the remaining part of almost any prepared tooth.
Porcelain crowns are most commonly used for front teeth, where aesthetics are a priority.
INLAY / ONLAY
An inlay or onlay is a fabricated restorative piece that fits nicely onto your tooth to replace the lost tooth structure.
The advantage of this versus a crown is that less tooth structure needs to be removed in order to fully protect the tooth.
Inlays and onlays can be made of Gold, Porcelain, Zirconia or lab fabricated composite.
Gold crowns offer a level of durability that is appropriate for teeth located in the back of the mouth (such as the molars), where they will not be highly visible.
Gold crowns tend to offer greater longevity and require less preparation than porcelain and porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns.
When chewing, gold tends to be less abrasive to the opposing tooth than porcelain. This helps to prevent wearing of the teeth.
Dental bridges are an option for replacing missing teeth.
A bridge is an artificial tooth anchored to natural teeth on each side of the gap.
The teeth on either side of the gap usually need to be prepared or reshaped by drilling for this option to work.