CROWNS, BRIDGES, VENEERS
Crowns (also known as caps) are a restorative solution for heavily broken down or fragile teeth. They greatly increase the longevity of teeth over direct fillings alone when indicated. They are custom made by a dental laboratory from a variety of materials including porcelain and precious metal alloys.
Bridges are a custom made fixed solution for missing teeth, made by a dental laboratory. They often involve two or more crowns joined together either side of a missing tooth space. These days they are generally recommended only when an implant cannot be placed at the site.
Veneers are thin facings of porcelain or composite material glued to the visible surfaces of front teeth. Most often this is for aesthetic reasons. They can be very technique sensitive to do, but look amazing once placed.
Inlays and onlays are custom made filling materials for teeth made in a dental laboratory. Often made of porcelain or gold alloys, these inlays and onlays are glued to greatly strengthen the teeth over time . They are more expensive than standard fillings, however can be almost as strong as crowns in many instances and dont require as much tooth structure removal to place. They are especially good for back molar and premolar teeth.
Every dentist at Dentists On Starkey is adept at placing these long-lasting, customised, restorative solutions. They will advise which solution is best for your needs at the time and discuss other options if available or suitable for you. It’s crucial that your gums are healthy and all dental decay is addressed prior to undertaking construction of these for best long-term results.