A crown (or cap) is an artificial restoration positioned over a tooth to create a smoother look and enhance strength and durability. The placement of a crown is often recommended when a tooth is heavily restored, badly broken down or cracked. Crowns strengthen and protect the remaining tooth structure and can greatly improve the appearance of your smile.
There are many different types of crowns and they are suitable for single or multiple teeth, custom-made for each patient. Crowns come in different shapes, sizes and colours and will produce a beautiful and natural smile.
Benefits of a crown
- Restores the natural shape of a tooth
- Gives strength and durability
- Allows a misaligned smile to be straightened
- Protects a weak tooth from further damage
- Is aesthetically pleasing
- Creates beautiful and even smile
A bridge may be recommended if you are missing one or more teeth. They are permanently fixed into the mouth and are made of a number of ceramic materials producing a natural look.
A bridge is constructed by putting crowns on the teeth of either side of the space, and then joining these two crowns together by placing a false tooth in the space. This is all made in the laboratory and then cemented into place with special adhesive. The bridge cannot be removed for cleaning.
Dr. Tschoepe will advise on the type of restoration suited for you, based on the location of the missing tooth (or teeth), its function, aesthetic considerations and cost.
Benefits of a bridge
- Replaces one or more teeth
- Is fixed in your mouth
- Improves your bite and speech
- Secures adjacent teeth from drifting into a gap
- Can be cosmetically matched to existing teeth
- Has a natural appearance
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Here at Mouth Matters in Chester we have treated many 100s of patients that are in need of restorative dentistry with either crowns or a bridge to replace missing teeth. We service patients looking for crowns and bridges from nearby areas including North Wales, Wirral and Cheshire. If you think you could benefit from restorative dentistry at Mouth Matters give us a call today.