Smile Hawthorn offers the full range of options available to assist with repairing extensively damaged individual teeth or rehabilitating worn and weakened dentitions.
Crowns and bridges can be an excellent way of repairing and replacing heavily broken down or missing teeth.
Crowns or caps are lab made prostheses that are used to restore severely broken down teeth back into form and function.
This can increase the lifespan of a tooth, especially root canal treated teeth, which are prone to fracturing, preventing the need to remove weak teeth.
They can also be used to improve the appearance of front teeth by changing their shape and colour.
Crowns can be placed on singular teeth or individually on multiple teeth allowing you to floss them as you would normal teeth.
Improvements in materials technology has greatly improved the strength and aesthetics of crowns.
Teeth that have undergone root canal therapy, can be more brittle.
Root canal treated teeth usually also have lost extensive amounts of tooth structure.
Placing a crown on these teeth helps reduce the chance of fracture and subsdequent removal prolonging the life of the tooth.
Studies have shown that root canal treated premolars and molars that have been crowned have a longer life than those that have not.
A.F. Stavropoulou, P.T. Koidis. A systematic review of single crowns on endodontically treated teethJournal of Dentistry 35 (2007) pgs 761-767.
R. Nagasiri, et al. Long-term survival of endodontically treated molars without crown coverage: A retrospective cohort studyThe Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry 93-2 (2005) pgs 164-170.
Bridges are an extension of crowns that are utilised to replace missing teeth.
A crown is placed on the teeth on either side of the gap with a fake tooth connecting them together.
Unlike dentures, bridges are glued to the underlying tooth so they cannot be removed.
Special cleaning techniques need to be undertaken to keep the gums and teeth supporting the bridge healthy.
The information contained on this website is general in nature and does not take into account your personal situation. Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. You should consider whether the information is appropriate to your needs, and where appropriate, seek advice from a dental professional.
Smile Hawthorn is a modern family dental and orthodontic practice that provides comprehensive dental and specialist orthodontic services to the community.
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