At Maven Dental Yokine, formerly known as Yokine Dental Centre, we are well known for our crowns and bridges. We love seeing the outstanding results we achieve and how happy our patients with results.
There are many reasons to cap or crown a tooth as it is correctly termed. The most common reason is to provide strength to a tooth that it is a serious risk of a fracture. This may be due to large fillings or decays, a crack in the tooth, or a tooth that has had root canal therapy. Additionally crowns may be placed to improve the appearance of chipped, stained or crooked teeth if it is not possible to use tooth bonding or veneering. Bridges are essentially crowns on either side of a space, joined with an artificial tooth to fill the gap. Crown and bridges cannot be removed once they are cemented.
What is a Crown?
Crowns are the three main types, with subtle, but distinct pros and cons for each. As a rough guide, the three types are:
- All porcelain — These look beautiful, and can be used in most areas except of zones of heavy grinding forces.
- Porcelain bonded to metal — These also look very natural and are stronger than the porcelain crowns.
- Zirconia crowns and bridges.
- Gold — These are the strongest, longest lasting crowns, but are only used where appearance is not critical (i.e. back teeth).
A bridge is usually made only of the first, second and third type.
Hylton Rodkin is a highly qualified and experienced dental technician and manufactures our crowns and bridges. His work is of the highest standard and his dedication to our practice ensures that the work is back on time, that it fits, it is aesthetically correct and most of all that we have a satisfied patient.