At Highgate Hill Dental Centre, we want help our patients to maintain strong teeth, healthy gums and a beautiful smile. For some people that means the addition of dental crowns and bridges for restoration of function to a tooth that has been filled or broken in the past.
Crowns can be an important addition for some patients who have a damaged or fractured tooth. They act like a helmet over the top of the affected tooth, to help keep it intact and prevent further damage. It also goes to help restore aesthetics to the tooth, which may have lost its shape or discoloured.
A bridge on the other hand is a type of prosthetic tooth which is used to replace a missing tooth. Bridges usually consist of one or more crowns attached to a prosthetic tooth, ‘bridging’ the gap between existing teeth.