Crowns & Bridges
At AAURA Dental, we understand the importance of having a healthy and attractive smile. That’s why we offer a wide range of restorative treatments, including crowns and bridges, to help our patients achieve their desired smile.
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that is placed over a damaged or weakened tooth to restore its shape, size, strength, and appearance. The crown is fabricated in the dental laboratory, and is custom made to fit your tooth.
The procedure involves usually 2 visits. The initial consultation involves some detailed preparation work on the tooth and takes an impression. That is then sent to the laboratory where they start the fabrication process. 5-7 days later, on the second visit, the dentist fits the new crown on top of the existing tooth, ensuring it looks and feels like a natural tooth.
A dental bridge, on the other hand, is a custom-made appliance that is used to replace one or more missing teeth. The bridge consists of two or more crowns that are anchored to the adjacent teeth on either side of the gap, with a pontic (artificial tooth) in between. A bridge can be anything from two pieces up to full arch 14 pieces, all linked together from the inside, but still looks and feels like natural teeth. Like crowns, bridges can be made from different materials depending on the patient’s individual needs and preferences.
A crown or a bridge can only be made though, if your own teeth are considered to be in a good and healthy condition without deeper disease.
Both crowns and bridges are durable, long-lasting restorations that can improve the function and appearance of your smile. They can also prevent further damage or decay to your teeth and gums, and help to maintain proper alignment and bite.
Our dental team has years of experience and expertise in providing high-quality crowns and bridges to our patients. We use the latest technology and techniques to ensure that our restorations are strong, durable, and aesthetically pleasing.
The materials we have available for crown and bridge work are as follows:
(full ceramic – front teeth)
(full ceramic – only back teeth)
(metal core and ceramic cover)
(hard plastic long-term temporary solution)