Crown & Bridge

Artificial Crown

Although the outside of each tooth is made of strong and hard enamel, teeth can be chipped, broken or weakened fro trauma or decay, resulting in the need to have an artificial crown to replace your natural tooth crown.

The following may be reasons leading up to the need of an artificial crown.

  • trauma to the tooth

  • tooth decay

  • large fillings

  • after a root canal treatment has been completed

  • age-related wear and tear

Crowns are made of strong ceramic material and are matched to the colour of your teeth, resulting in a natural and aesthetic looking restoration.

Bridges

If you have a missing tooth, replacing it may easier than you think.

Missing teeth should be replaced to:

  • improve your appearance and speech

  • prevent stresses that cause damage to other teeth

  • maintain a natural bite

  • improve your chewing ability

If a tooth is lost or too badly damaged to save with a crown, a bridge may be the treatment of choice. A bridge can replace one of more missing teeth, consisting of an artificial tooth anchored to the adjacent natural teeth.

HICAPS

Swipe your healthcare fund and just pay the gap. All private health insurers are accepted. While this procedure is usually covered, the level your plan may cover can be checked by providing you with itemised codes of your treatment.