Although the outside of tooth is made of strong and hard enamel, teeth can be chipped, broken or weakened due to:
– trauma (such as a fall)
– tooth decay
– large fillings
– root canal treatment to remove the tooth’s pulp, which contains blood vessels and nerves
– age-related wear and tear
An artificial crown is often the best way to save a tooth and strengthen it. The crown fits over the prepared existing tooth and replaces the natural crown.
A bridge replaces one or more missing teeth. It consists of an artificial tooth anchored to the adjacent natural teeth. If a tooth is lost through an accident, or is too badly decayed to save with a crown, a bridge may be the treatment of choice.
A thorough examination is important for proper diagnosis and treatment planning. When you’re ready feel very free to give us a call on (03) 9317 5636 to make an appointment.