A crown could be a good solution for you if you have some discoloured fillings and would like to improve their appearance. Crowns can be used to replace these to give you a more appealing smile. Additionally, if you have had root canal treatment you will need a crown to protect or cap the restored tooth, allowing you to eat and bite down on it as if it was a real tooth. Crowns are also used to anchor a bridge or denture firmly in place in the mouth.
It is the skill and experience of the specialist prosthodontist which will allow selection of the correct materials to fabricate a predictable long term crown that meets your requirements.
When teeth are missing and those either side of the space are healthy, with well supported foundations, then replacement with fixed bridgework is possible, the procedures are effectively an extension of those used for single crowns. In situations when the potential supporting teeth have no fillings then it can be possible to fabricate bonded bridgework which is glued onto the supporting teeth with little, or no, preparation being required.
The critical factors to successful long-term bridgework, as with all restorative dentistry, are:
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