Crowns & Bridges at Hanover House
Among the most common, time-tested dental procedures are crowns and bridges. They are used to restore or replace teeth. With today's advanced dental materials and techniques, these restorations are strong, functional, and just as beautiful as a flawless natural tooth. Dr. Pieter Claassen uses the latest technology to bring you the fastest, highest quality restorations available.
A dental crown looks exactly like a real tooth. They are fabricated from quality porcelain, which has similar translucency and light-handling qualities to tooth enamel. In the past, porcelain was considered too brittle for crowns unless it was fused to metal, which often creates a dark line around the margin. With dramatic improvement in dental porcelain in the last few years, we can now offer strong and durable aesthetic crowns.
Traditional dental crowns are hollow inside, and bonded over your tooth. They can be a good option when:
- You have fractured or broken teeth.
- A root canal treatment has left the tooth weakened.
- Teeth are worn down or crooked.
- Grinding your teeth has caused damage.
- A porcelain veneer is not a viable option to correct permanent discolouration, shape, size, or cover gaps.
- A fixed bridge is needed.
A special type of crown is used in conjunction with a dental implant to replace a single tooth. It is similar to a traditional crown, but it is solid rather than hollow. The crown is attached to the implant via a connector called an abutment.
A fixed bridge is an excellent option for replacing one or more missing teeth. It consists of a false tooth or teeth connected to dental crowns. The crowns are placed on teeth adjacent to the gap, holding the replacement teeth securely in place. Like crowns, bridges are made of porcelain for a beautiful, natural looking restoration. No one will be able to tell that you've had a tooth replaced.
Bridges can also be supported by dental implants. The process is very similar, except that it does not affect your natural teeth. The bridge is adhered to implants for improved stability, and less strain on your other teeth.
We provide traditional and implant supported crowns and bridges to ensure that we have the perfect solution for you. You can call to learn more, or complete the form below.