Much Hadham Dental Care

The Old Surgery, High Street, Much Hadham SG10 6DA

Crowns & Bridges

Restore your smile with dental crowns & bridges in Much Hadham

Discover the pinnacle of dental restoration at Much Hadham Dental Care, where we specialise in creating beautiful and durable dental crowns.

What are dental crowns?

Dental crowns, also known as caps, are custom-made prosthetic devices that cover and encase a damaged or weakened tooth. Crafted from a variety of materials, dental crowns are designed to restore the tooth’s shape, size, strength, and overall appearance.

Uses of dental crowns

Protection of weak teeth: Dental crowns provide a protective shield for weakened or fractured teeth, preventing further damage and enhancing their structural integrity.

Restoration of damaged teeth: Crowns are used to restore teeth that have undergone extensive decay, trauma, or large fillings, ensuring they regain their functionality and appearance.

Covering discoloured or misshapen teeth: Crowns can be applied to teeth with severe discolouration or irregular shapes, instantly improving the aesthetics of your smile.

Support for dental bridges: Dental crowns serve as abutments (supporting structures) for dental bridges, helping bridge the gap caused by missing teeth.

Protection after root canal therapy: Following root canal treatment, a dental crown is often placed to protect the treated tooth and restore its strength.

Types of dental crowns

Porcelain crowns: These crowns are known for their natural appearance, blending seamlessly with surrounding teeth. Porcelain crowns are an excellent choice for front teeth or highly visible areas.

Metal crowns: Typically made of gold or other alloys, metal crowns are exceptionally durable and well-suited for molars where strength and function are crucial.

What are dental bridges?

Dental bridges are custom-made prosthetic devices designed to bridge the gaps created by missing teeth. They consist of artificial teeth, known as pontics, which are anchored in place by dental crowns or abutments on adjacent natural teeth. Bridges not only restore the aesthetics of your smile but also contribute to the overall functionality and health of your oral structure.

Key functions of dental bridges

Replacement of missing teeth: Bridges are a versatile solution for filling gaps caused by missing teeth, preventing potential dental issues that may arise from tooth loss.

Restoration of chewing functionality: By providing a stable and functional chewing surface, dental bridges help restore your ability to eat comfortably and enjoy a varied diet.

Maintenance of facial structure: Missing teeth can lead to changes in facial structure over time. Dental bridges help maintain the natural shape of your face by preventing the shifting of adjacent teeth.

Enhancement of speech: Gaps in your teeth can affect speech clarity. Dental bridges contribute to improved articulation, allowing you to speak with confidence.

Types of dental bridges

Traditional bridges: The most common type, traditional bridges consist of pontics held in place by dental crowns attached to adjacent natural teeth. They are suitable when natural teeth on both sides of the gap are available for support.

Cantilever bridges: In situations where only one natural tooth is available to anchor the bridge, a cantilever bridge may be recommended. While less common, it provides a solution for specific cases.

Maryland bridges (resin-bonded bridges): Maryland bridges use a framework of metal or porcelain wings that are bonded to the backs of adjacent natural teeth. They are a conservative option that requires minimal alteration of surrounding teeth.

Implant-supported bridges: These bridges are anchored to dental implants surgically placed in the jawbone. Implant-supported bridges provide a secure and stable solution, offering excellent support for replacement teeth.

At Much Hadham Dental Care, we specialise in crafting and fitting high-quality dental crowns and bridges, essential components in restorative dentistry. Our commitment is to restore not just the functionality of your teeth, but also to enhance the aesthetics of your smile. By employing state-of-the-art materials and advanced dental techniques, our team ensures that each crown and bridge is tailored for durability, comfort, and a natural appearance.

Embark on your journey to a restored smile with Much Hadham Dental Care. Contact us today to learn more about our dental crowns and bridges and how we can help you regain confidence in your smile.

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