Crowns and Bridges

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Crowns and Bridges

Crowns and bridges are an ideal way to replace teeth that have been broken, lost, or weakened by tooth decay or a very large filling.

A crown can be used for several reasons:

  • Replacing a large discoloured filling to improve the appearance of a tooth.
  • After a root filling, to protect what is left of the tooth.
  • To hold a bridge or denture firmly in place.

Porcelain bonded to precious metal: a strong precious metal base is made and then porcelain is applied in layers over it to make it look like a tooth.


These crowns are made entirely out of porcelain, without the metal base, they can look very natural and are often used for front teeth.


This modern technique offers a metal-free alternative, which can give the strength of a bonded crown and the appearance of a porcelain crown which is suitable for use in all areas of the mouth.

Gold-alloy crowns

Gold is one of the oldest filling materials. Today it is used with other metal alloys to increase its strength, which makes it very hardwearing.


Bridges can fill a gap where a tooth is missing, this is usually done by crowning the adjacent teeth/tooth and having a false tooth in the gap, very similar to crowns, they can be made using the same materials.