Dental crowns and bridges are an attractive way to restore, chipped, decayed or cracked teeth. Custom-made crowns and bridges are strong and durable, and because they are custom-made just for you, offer superior long-term protection as well as a natural tooth-like appearance.
We place a dental crown to entirely cover or “cap” your tooth, both strengthening it and improving its appearance. We can also place a crown on top of a dental implant to provide a tooth-like, functional restoration. Porcelain or ceramic crowns are matched to the colour of your natural teeth for a flawless new look. When bonded to a metal shell, porcelain crowns are very strong and extremely attractive.
Dr Maratos only uses all-ceramic metal-free crowns made from high grade porcelains. Zirconia, e-max, and empress are amongst our porcelains of choice.
A bridge can be the ideal replacement for one or more teeth, spanning the space left by missing teeth. Bridges are cemented to the natural teeth or implants on either side of the empty space, which serve as anchors for the bridge. We then attach a replacement tooth to the crowns that cover the abutments.
If you’re missing teeth, we recommend you consider a dental bridge, or implant, because gaps left by missing teeth will eventually cause your remaining teeth to rotate or shift into the empty spaces, causing a bad bite. Gum disease and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders are other problems that can also be caused by missing teeth.
With proper care, your new crown or bridge will enhance your smile for up to a decade, so long as the supporting tooth stays healthy. It is important that you maintain regular dental checkups over this time, to allow the M Dentistry team to address any problems in their early stages.
Any invasive procedure carries risk. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.