When there’s only a part of a tooth left, which we’re unable to rebuild with a filling, or when only its root is left, there is still a way that we can save it.
“Crowns replace the missing part of the tooth that cannot be reconstructed with fillings.”
Crowns replace the missing part of the tooth that cannot be reconstructed with fillings, veneers or inlays. We can choose between porcelain crowns fused to metal framework, or white zirconia crowns made by CAD/CAM (computer aided manufacture from a pre-prepared ceramic block). A dental technician rebuilds the tooth in several layers over the framework to make it look as natural as possible.
When we’re left with only the root, we insert a root pin in it to provide the basis for the crown.
With a missing tooth or several teeth we assess the state of adjacent teeth. If they are undamaged and decay-free, we evaluate the possibility of inserting implants, which will be layered with crowns. When the adjacent teeth are damaged or have large fillings, we can make a bridge for them, or we can individually treat them with crowns and fill the gap with implants upon which the crowns will be placed.
Any potentially painful procedures are done using anaesthesia.