With a modern bridge, crown or veneer, you’ve every good reason to be cheerful, because the technology to leave no gap in your perfect smile is now better than ever.
A bridge simply fills in the space left by a missing tooth by using teeth either side as support. An ‘adhesive bridge’ is glued onto adjacent teeth, whilst, for maximum strength, a ‘fixed bridge’ is affixed to specially prepared crowns on adjoining teeth.
Veneers are used to cover stained teeth and correct the appearance of breaks and crooked teeth with the minimum of work. Often called porcelain laminates, veneers are custom-made, durable mouldings that are applied to the front and side surfaces of your teeth to give you your ‘best ever’ smile.
A crown is a complete cover for the remains of a broken tooth made from porcelain, gold, gold covered in porcelain or modern materials such as Cerec. The modern crown is generally a cosmetically perfect way to consolidate tooth remains after root canal treatment, or a large filling that is becoming untenable.