Crowns & Bridges

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Dental crowns and caps

Dental Crowns or tooth crowns are an ideal way to rebuild teeth. Sometimes known as a ‘cap’, they are a fixed restoration that fits over the remaining part of a prepared tooth making it strong and giving it the shape and contour of the original natural tooth.

Crowns may need to be fitted to a tooth that is cracked, decayed or damaged. They are also used to reshape and realign uneven teeth and can dramatically improve the appearance of a tooth that has been badly discoloured by fillings adding to a healthy and vibrant smile.

In root-filled teeth it may be necessary to add support and help the crown stay in place by inserting a “post”. Made of stainless steel, posts are fitted directly into the root canal and can be either pre-fabricated or custom made by our Dental Technicians to accurately fit the shape of the prepared root canal. Once the post is in place, the crown is attached on top.

Here at Smile Boutique in Peterborough we like to give you choice – choose from either hand crafted porcelain crowns or crowns fabricated in our onsite state of the art CEREC ceramic studio. This revolutionary technology enables us to fabricate and fit your porcelain crowns during the same visit rather than waiting 2 weeks for our technician to make your crowns. This technology also enables us to customise the shape, fit and colour of your crowns onsite

Dental Bridges the ideal solution for missing teeth

A bridge is made to replace one or more missing teeth. A bridge is made by creating a crown for each tooth on both sides of the space and placing a false tooth between the crowns. The crowns can be supported by natural teeth or by implants. When the crowns are placed, the false tooth fills the space left by the missing tooth or teeth. Once complete, this bridge structure is bonded into the mouth.

Bridges are only possible if you have enough strong teeth with good bone support. Our dental team will advise you on the best way of replacing missing teeth.

Bridges are usually made of porcelain bonded to precious metal. Sometimes, there are other non-precious metals used in the base for strength.

Alternative solutions for missing teeth include dentures and dental implants.

If you would like to learn more about how you could benefit from dental crowns or bridges give our practice in Peterborough a call to book a free consultation or fill out the contact form on this page and a member of our team will get back to.


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