Crowns & Bridges
A crown (commonly referred to as a cap) s used to protect the remaining structure of severely broken or fractured teeth. Crowns are often used when large existing fillings need to be replaced. Crowns strengthen and protect the remaining tooth structure and can return normal chewing function and appearance.
The type of crown recommended for you will depend on your treatment plan, the position of the tooth and what is best for the long term outcome of your appearance, chewing function and overall oral health.
At Channon Lawrence Dental we offer full porcelain crowns. These are either sent away to our Ceramist to be made in his laboratory or Cerec crowns which are made onsite at Channon Lawrence Dental using high tech computerised technology.
We find that patients often take this opportunity to whiten their surrounding teeth. The new tooth is matched to the whiter, brighter colour.
A bridge is used to replace single or multiple missing teeth. A crown is placed on teeth either side of the space, with the ‘missing teeth’ attached to form a bridge. We use porcelain alone or in combination of porcelain fused to zirconium or gold for strength. Your Dentist will discuss the best choice for your individual needs at your consultation. It may also be recommended that a dental implant is the best treatment option (click here for Implant information).
Please contact our friendly reception staff to find out more. Call 07 5482 7688 or contact us through our request an appointment page.