Crowns

Crowns are basically protective caps for damaged teeth. If the damage is so severe that fillings cannot repair it, a crown is needed. The tooth is filed down, an impression taken and the crown manufactured in the dental lab. The crown is then permanently cemented to the tooth.

There are two types of crowns: partial crowns and full crowns. With partial crowns, the healthy area of the enamel surface will not be filed down. For full crowns, the visible parts are covered with a ceramic layer.  Full-Ceramic crowns are also available to enhance aesthetics.

We recommend the following crown types, depending on the diagnosis:

If a tooth cannot be preserved using a crown or is already missing, the gap has to be closed so that the adjacent teeth do not move or grow into this space. This is done with the help of implants, a bridge or removable dentures:
 

Bridges

A bridge replaces a missing tooth through its attachment to the adjacent teeth. The teeth carrying the bridge are the so-called abutment teeth. They are reduced in size to accommodate a fixed crown. The missing teeth will then be replaced by a bridge. Bridge abutments and bridges are one unit and not removable.

Bridges are mainly manufactured as full-ceramic bridges or porcelain-fused-to-metal bridges.

 

 

Partial Dentures

Unlike permanent bridges, partial dentures are removable. They can only be used on patients who still have enough healthy teeth left.

Partial dentures (=metal structure with artificial teeth) can be fixed to the existing teeth in a number of ways, either via attachments, studs or simply with braces.

The combination of crowns, bridges, partial dentures and non-visible holding elements can be a great aesthetic solution, even for patients who miss several teeth. Our experts will gladly advise you on this.