Crowns and Bridges

Crowns are a cap placed over a single tooth to restore its shape, size, strength and to improve its appearance. They are permanently secured into place and fully cover the visible portion of the tooth that lies at and above the gum line. You might need a crown to:

  • restore an already broken tooth or a tooth that has been severely worn down
  • protect a weak tooth from breaking or to hold together parts of a cracked tooth
  • cover and support a tooth with a large filling when there isn’t a lot of tooth left
  • cover misshaped or severely discoloured teeth
  • hold a dental bridge in place
  • cover a dental implant

Bridges are used to replace one or more missing teeth. Missing teeth can cause a number of dental health issues that impact on your other teeth, your bite and jaw alignment. Your teeth on either side of the space can lean into the gap becoming crooked and difficult to clean. This can also cause gaps to develop between your other teeth as they too can move because of space created by your missing tooth or teeth. Gaps also increase the pressure of your bite on the remaining teeth potentially making them wear down faster. Missing teeth can also be embarrassing and contribute to low self-esteem and a lack of confidence.
You don’t need to suffer missing teeth; our expert dentists can replace one or more lost teeth by ‘bridging’ the gap with artificial teeth. To do this they use the neighbouring teeth to provide support for the missing tooth and, once bonded, the bridge creates a healthy and natural looking result.

Unlike other dental practices where you have to make multiple visits to have a crown or bridge made and fitted, Maven Dental Allenby Gardens, formerly Allenby Gardens Dental Centre, can do this for you in one visit. As we have an on-site CEREC machine we make the crown or bridge while you wait—saving you time and inconvenience.