Crowns and Bridges
Dental restorations protect and restore the comfort, function, and appearance of natural teeth. When damage or tooth loss occurs, we offer durable and aesthetic tooth-coloured restorations to give you back your smile.
Repairing Teeth with Dental Crowns
The structural integrity of broken or severely decayed teeth can become compromised beyond the repair that a filling can provide. Unlike a filling, a dental crown completely covers the remaining tooth structure and absorbs force when chewing. A dental crown can prolong the life of a damaged tooth and reduce sensitivity and other symptoms.
Each dental crown we create is designed for comfortable fit and improved function. We begin by taking an impression of the tooth and matching the colour to the surrounding teeth. Crowns come in gold, porcelain, and porcelain fused to metal options. We can discuss the benefits of each and go over your options with you.
Our dental lab will design your crown to fit comfortably with your bite and the adjacent teeth. One of our experienced dentists will make any final adjustments necessary to ensure a proper fit.
Caring for Your Dental Crown
To protect your investment in your smile, practise good home care by brushing and flossing using proper technique. Healthy gums are essential to good overall health. While dental crowns do not decay, the area around your crown can develop decay as can neighbouring teeth, putting your smile at risk.
It is also important to avoid biting into anything excessively hard that may damage your crown.
Dental Bridges to Replace Missing Teeth
Sometimes patients have medical conditions that prohibit dental implant treatment. Patients may also be simply looking for an alternative and choose to replace a missing tooth with a dental bridge.
A bridge replaces a missing tooth by anchoring an artificial tooth between two healthy adjacent teeth using customised dental crowns. A dental bridge keeps your remaining teeth from tilting or drifting toward the gap in your smile by acting as a placeholder.
As with dental crowns, we will determine a shade that blends in with your natural teeth so your smile appears uniform.
Caring for Your Dental Bridge
Dental bridges require some additional care to protect them and the surrounding gum tissue. It is important to keep both the crowned teeth and the area beneath your bridge free from food debris and plaque or the gum tissue may develop an infection, putting the entire system at risk.
Our team will demonstrate how to care for your dentistry so you can enjoy a healthy smile and protect your investment.
Are You Ready to Improve Your Smile?
Whether you suspect that you require a dental crown to repair a damaged tooth or you wish to eliminate the gap in your smile, we welcome you to contact us to arrange a comprehensive evaluation with one of our gentle and caring dentists.