At Alkimos Dental Centre we perform a wide range of cosmetic dentistry. Crowns, veneers, bridges and implant work are all carried out by our dentists in our fully equipped surgery.
What is a crown?
A crown can be made from either gold or porcelain and is a cap that is specially designed to cover a tooth. Teeth are crowned for many reasons such as:
- Cosmetic. ,
- The tooth may have fractured or a considerable amount of the tooth is filling, leaving the tooth weak and susceptible to further breakage.
- The tooth may have had a Root Canal Treatment and is therefore weak and liable to fracture.
What is a bridge?
A bridge is designed to provide a patient who is missing a tooth or teeth in the same area of the mouth, the opportunity to have a false tooth made to fill the existing space. This is done by crowning the teeth on either side of the space and attaching a false tooth/teeth to the crowns.
What are veneers?
Veneers can be either made of composite (white filling material) or porcelain and are designed to cover unsightly teeth that are perhaps discoloured or chipped. They adhere to the original tooth surface and will provide you with a perfect smile for years.