When extensive damage has been done to your teeth, sometimes more than just a filling is needed to get them back to a healthy standard. You might need dental veneers, a dental crown, or a dental crown bridge. These are needed when there is only a small amount of tooth remaining (or no tooth at all), due to an accident or significant decay.
How can we help?
If you think you need dental veneers or a dental crown, book a consultation with one of our friendly dentists at Team Dental.
In this appointment, we will examine and x-ray your teeth. From this examination, we will be able to understand your needs and discuss treatment options with you.
Dental veneers are a thin layer of porcelain (but sometimes other materials) that covers the front of your tooth. A veneer is usually 1mm thick and is bonded to the existing tooth. Veneers are less invasive than crowns, as they usually leave more of your original tooth intact. Because veneers are normally small and thinner than crowns, they often look a little better too.
When a veneer is applied, around half a millimeter of the existing tooth is ground down so that the veneer is able to bond with the tooth. Your Team Dental dentist can apply a local anaesthetic if you find the grinding uncomfortable.
Because a veneer only covers the outside aspect of the tooth that is seen, they are most often used to improve the appearance of injured, heavily filled, or discoloured front teeth.
You can think of a dental crown as a heavy-duty filling. A dental crown holds the whole tooth together when a simple filling wouldn't be enough. A crown is usually 2mm thick and can be either full porcelain, porcelain fused to a metal allow, or a full metal alloy crown.
Having a dental crown applied is a more invasive process than veneers, as more of the tooth needs to be ground down in preparation. But crowns do provide more protection to the tooth and are used when the damage is more severe. In the case of heavily decayed teeth, the tooth may need to be built up first before the dental crown is applied.
Because the dental crown holds the entire tooth together like a heavy-duty filling, dental crowns are often used in the case of root canals, and very heavily filled teeth.
Dental Crown Bridge
In the case of missing teeth, you might have a dental crown bridge applied. A dental crown bridge replaces missing teeth, with a dental crown on either side of the missing tooth to securely attach the replacement.
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