If extensive tooth restoration is required due to aggressive wear, decay or fracture, a dental crown may be the best solution.
Dental crowns can be used in cosmetic dentistry to treat teeth that are poorly shaped, chipped or discoloured and can be used in conjunction with implants to replace a lost tooth.
A Dental Bridge is used to replace one or more missing teeth. A false tooth, known as a pontic, is fused between two porcelain crowns to fill in the area left by a missing tooth. The two crowns that hold it in place are attached onto your teeth on each side of the missing tooth. This is a fixed bridge.
At your first appointment..
During the first appointment at Pro Dental SA, diagnostic moulds and x-rays are taken to evaluate the tooth. This will determine if the tooth requires any treatment prior to starting the crown.
At your second appointment..
The second appointment will involve shaping and preparing the tooth for the crown. An impression (or a ?mould?) is taken of the tooth, and from it a model is poured. Your crown is made from this model, (it can take 1 – 2 weeks) and during this time a temporary crown is placed on the tooth. The temporary crown is designed to protect your tooth and gum between visits, but is not durable enough to last a long time.
At your third appointment..
When your crown is ready, our dentist will remove the temporary crown, clean away the temporary cement and check the fit of the new crown. Once everything is ready, the crown will then be cemented to your tooth.
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