Is your smile letting you down?
When we lose a tooth we also lose bone density in the jawbone and in the maxilla, which holds the upper teeth’s bone. This leads to a drawn, sunken jawline that has an ageing effect. It can also create a dip in the skin near the upper lip if an upper tooth is missing, and this manifests itself in an asymmetric smile or nose to mouth lines.
Cosmetic dentistry can not only restore structure to your teeth but also to your face, and gives you back your beautiful smile.
Crowns are used to entirely cover or cap a damaged tooth, improving its damaged appearance and protecting the underlying tooth if it has had a root filling.
Porcelain or ceramic crowns can be matched to the colour of your natural teeth, while stronger materials include gold and metal alloys, acrylic and ceramic.
Where 1-3 teeth are missing or damaged, a bridge can prevent the remaining teeth shifting and a bad bite forming. A bridge spans the space where teeth are missing and are cemented to the natural teeth or implants at each end, which are called abutments. A replacement tooth, called a pontic, is attached to the crowns that cover the abutments.