Crowns, Bridges, Inlay or Onlay
A crown is a cap or covering for a tooth. It is used when your tooth is discoloured, cracked or broken, heavily filled or if fillings have been lost. A crown is also placed after root canal treatment.
A dental bridge is a ceramic structure, spanning the gap left by a missing or extracted tooth. A ceramic tooth (pontic) is fused between two or more porcelain crowns on either side of the missing tooth that serve as anchors. The anchor teeth are shaped to accommodate the crowns and then a bridge is bonded securely over these teeth.
Inlays & Onlays:
These are used when a hole that requires a filling is very wide, or deep. An ‘inlay’ fits inside the tooth and looks like a normal filling, but an ‘onlay’ covers part of the top of the tooth as well as filling the hole.
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