Confused about cosmetic dentistry options?

Feb 27th, 2015 Should I Get a Crown or a Bridge? Get in touch

3481869_blogWhen it comes to restorative dental treatment, Aqua Dental Spa has got it covered. Whether you have a chipped, broken or missing tooth, we have plenty of options available to restore your smile and your confidence.

About crowns and bridges

Crowns and bridges are commonly used as restorative dental treatments. Crowns are used to strengthen existing natural teeth, while dental bridges are a popular choice for people who want to replace a missing tooth.

Dental crowns are sometimes called caps because they sit on top of the tooth. They are designed to protect the existing tooth structure and make the tooth stronger, so that you can continue to use it to chew food and bite. Crowns are custom-made to fit the tooth exactly and we can use ceramics, including porcelain, to create a seamless aesthetic. Crowns are hard-wearing and resistant and they usually last around 5-10 years. It’s important to look after the tooth as you would a natural tooth.

Dental bridges are usually made from a false tooth, which is attached to a crown on each side. The bridge is custom-made to fit the gap perfectly and we can use porcelain or ceramic fused to metal to ensure that the tooth matches the aesthetic of the rest of the smile. Bridges are not a permanent solution, but they usually last up to 15 years.

Which treatment is best for me?

The treatment you choose will depend heavily on your dental needs and your Aqua Dental Spa dentist will be able to make recommendations based on what they think will be the best solution for you. If your tooth is severely damaged and there is a high risk of infection, it may be best to extract it and then replace it with a dental bridge. However, if the tooth is salvageable, a crown may be recommended. If the tooth is infected, a crown may be fitted following root canal treatment.

Talk to Us

To talk to us about ending denture worries with fixed implants, call Aqua Dental on 020 8819 1548 or get in touch through our contact form.