Crowns & Bridges

dental crowns and bridges

Do you have large silver amalgam fillings on your molars? These old fillings may have been there for many years, but what most people don’t realise is that under those large silver fillings, new cracks are always forming.

A crack through a tooth can lead to bad toothaches and when this occurs they usually require a root canal or even an extraction! In an attempt to prevent this, we are now intervening before these cracks cause a problem. Placing a crown or a “cap” over the tooth holds the cracked tooth together and makes it strong again. This stops the existing cracks from propagating and new cracks from forming.

Bridges are a form of tooth replacement option that is “fixed”- a bridge involves two crowns on the adjacent teeth and a false tooth that replaces the missing tooth in the middle. Although bridges are becoming less common with the introduction of dental implants, they are still a viable treatment option in dentistry today, especially if your adjacent teeth will benefit from having crowns on them!

Don’t wait until you have a toothache- get your fillings checked by our team of dentists at Weston Dentistry and see if a crown can save your tooth!