Crowns are an ideal way of rebuilding a tooth that have been broken or weakened by the presence of a large filling or decay and can be made from a number of different materials such as porcelain, metal and ceramic. Crowns fit over a specifically prepared tooth to provide the contour, appearance, alignment and strength required.
If you have missing teeth, they can be replaced with a dental bridge with up to 3-4 teeth. They can be made out of metal and porcelain or all porcelain. They can help cosmetically and more importantly functionally, allowing you to eat what you want.
Missing teeth should be replaced for many reasons, such as cosmetic, functional and to prevent teeth from moving or over erupting, which will affect your bite and health in your jaw joints. Over erupted teeth can look unsightly and more importantly can affect your bite, or increase the risk of getting tooth decay and gum disease in the area.
Dentures can help replace a few teeth or all of your teeth. They have many benefits such as helping you eat better, look better and feel more self-confident. They can also help support / lift you face. As you lose your teeth you will also lose bone, which causes your cheeks to appear sunken. Dentures help support your face.
A complete denture replacement is normally made from acrylic. A partial denture replaces a few missing teeth and can be made from acrylic or a chrome metal. We also make Valplast dentures which are made from special fibres that contract around your teeth making more of a firm fit.