Crowns, which are caps covering an existing tooth, are made either of pure ceramic, or, of ceramic on metal. The metal base under the ceramic cover, can be made of nickel chromium or ideally, gold. The competitive cost of gold in Mauritius, due to an extensive jewellery industry, makes this option particularly attractive.
A bridge consists of a series of crowns, linked together in one piece. If you need to replace a missing tooth, you can bridge that gap, by using the other teeth on either side of the gap as pillars to support the missing crown. Bridges can also be built on artificial pillars, called implants. Bridges can be small (3 crowns) or replace all upper or lower teeth (14 crowns). Our bridges are made out of ceramic, covering metal (gold or nickel chromium).