Castle Street Dental Practice
(© Carrigtwohill Dental Practice 2020
Castle Street Dental Practice 12 Castle Street Macroom Co. Cork P12 N296 Call us on 026 41487 Email: castlestdp@gmailcom
Opening Hours Monday 9am to 6pm Tuesday 9am to 6pm Wednesday 9am to 6pm Thursday 9am to 6pm Friday 9am to 6pm Saturday 9am to 4pm
Crowns Bridges Veneers What are Crowns and Bridges? Both crowns and most bridges are fixed prosthetic devices. Unlike removable devices such as dentures, which you can take out and clean daily, crowns and bridges are cemented onto existing teeth or implants, and can only be removed by your dentist. How do Crowns work? A crown is used to entirely cover or 'cap' a damaged tooth. Besides strengthening a damaged tooth, a crown can be used to improve its appearance, shape or alignment. A crown can also be placed onto an implant to provide a tooth-like shape and structure for function. Porcelain or ceramic crowns can be matched to the colour of your natural teeth. Other materials include gold and metal alloys, acrylic and ceramic. These alloys are generally stronger than porcelain and may be recommended for back teeth. Porcelain bonded to a metal shell is often used because it is both strong and attractive. A crown could be recommended to: -Replace a large filling when there is not enough tooth remaining -Protect a weak tooth from fracturing -Restore a fractured tooth -Attach a bridge -Cover a dental implant -Cover a discoloured or poorly shaped tooth -Cover a tooth that has has root canal treatment How do Bridges work? A bridge may be recommended if you are missing one or more teeth. Gaps left by missing teeth eventually cause the remaining teeth to rotate or shift into the empty spaces, resulting in a bad bite. The imbalance caused by missing teeth can also lead to gum disease and temporomadibular joint (TMJ) disorders. Bridges span the space where the teeth are missing. Bridges are cemented to the natural teeth or implants surrounding the empty space. These teeth, called abutments, serve as anchors for the bridge. How long do Crowns and Bridges last? While crowns and bridges can last a lifetime, they do sometimes become loose or fall out. THe most important step you can take to ensure the longevity of your crown or bridge is to practice good oral hygiene. A bridge can lose its support if the teeth or bone holding it in place are damaged by dental disease. By brushing twice a day and also flossing daily can help keep your gums healthy. Also ensure that you visit your dentist and dental hygienist for regular check-ups and cleaning. To prevent damage to your crowns or bridges, avoid chewing hard foods, ice or other hard objects. Veneers Dental veneers are versatile and relatively conservative ways to change the colour, form, and shape of your teeth in order to improve your smile. Sometimes veneers are done in conjunction with teeth whitening and/or orthodontics in order to achieve the best results possible. Veneers are either made of composite filling material and can be done in one visit or can be made of ceramic/porcelain which provides the best aesthetic results but will require at least 2 appointments. Our dentists will be happy to discuss which option would be best suited to create the smile you want.
12 Castle Street Macroom Co. Cork P12 N296 Email: castlestdp@gmail.com

Castle Street Dental

© Carrigtwohill Dental Practice 2020
Crowns Bridges Veneers What are Crowns and Bridges? Both crowns and most bridges are fixed prosthetic devices. Unlike removable devices such as dentures, which you can take out and clean daily, crowns and bridges are cemented onto existing teeth or implants, and can only be removed by your dentist. How do Crowns work? A crown is used to entirely cover or 'cap' a damaged tooth. Besides strengthening a damaged tooth, a crown can be used to improve its appearance, shape or alignment. A crown can also be placed onto an implant to provide a tooth-like shape and structure for function. Porcelain or ceramic crowns can be matched to the colour of your natural teeth. Other materials include gold and metal alloys, acrylic and ceramic. These alloys are generally stronger than porcelain and may be recommended for back teeth. Porcelain bonded to a metal shell is often used because it is both strong and attractive. A crown could be recommended to: -Replace a large filling when there is not enough tooth remaining -Protect a weak tooth from fracturing -Restore a fractured tooth -Attach a bridge -Cover a dental implant -Cover a discoloured or poorly shaped tooth -Cover a tooth that has has root canal treatment How do Bridges work? A bridge may be recommended if you are missing one or more teeth. Gaps left by missing teeth eventually cause the remaining teeth to rotate or shift into the empty spaces, resulting in a bad bite. The imbalance caused by missing teeth can also lead to gum disease and temporomadibular joint (TMJ) disorders. Bridges span the space where the teeth are missing. Bridges are cemented to the natural teeth or implants surrounding the empty space. These teeth, called abutments, serve as anchors for the bridge. How long do Crowns and Bridges last? While crowns and bridges can last a lifetime, they do sometimes become loose or fall out. THe most important step you can take to ensure the longevity of your crown or bridge is to practice good oral hygiene. A bridge can lose its support if the teeth or bone holding it in place are damaged by dental disease. By brushing twice a day and also flossing daily can help keep your gums healthy. Also ensure that you visit your dentist and dental hygienist for regular check-ups and cleaning. To prevent damage to your crowns or bridges, avoid chewing hard foods, ice or other hard objects. Veneers Dental veneers are versatile and relatively conservative ways to change the colour, form, and shape of your teeth in order to improve your smile. Sometimes veneers are done in conjunction with teeth whitening and/or orthodontics in order to achieve the best results possible. Veneers are either made of composite filling material and can be done in one visit or can be made of ceramic/porcelain which provides the best aesthetic results but will require at least 2 appointments. Our dentists will be happy to discuss which option would be best suited to create the smile you want.