Dental crowns and bridges are restorative options for your smile. If you have damaged or missing teeth, you may be a candidate for dental crowns or bridges.
What are dental crowns?
A dental crown covers an entire tooth and restores it to its original shape and size. It can help protect and strengthen the structure of a tooth which may not be able to be repaired with a filling. Crowns are custom made for each patient and can closely match the natural colour of your teeth.
The dental crown procedure takes place over 2 appointments. The first appointment your dentist will take impressions of your smile and send the images to a lab to create the crown. Your crown is placed during the second the appointment.
Reasons For A Dental Crown:
- Have your tooth restored to its original size
- Restore the shape of your tooth or multiple teeth
- Supply additional physical support for the treated tooth
- Improve the look of a tooth or multiple teeth
- Get a complete smile “makeover” on the teeth being treated
What are dental bridges?
Dental bridges are used to replace a missing tooth. Along with aesthetic reasons for a dental bridge, placing bridges also serves a restorative purpose as it can improve one’s ability to speak and chew. A dental bridge is a fixed (non-removable) appliance that are durable and can last many years. They may need to be re-cemented or replaced over time due to wear and tear.
The dental bridge procedure takes place over multiple appointments. Impressions will be taken of your smile and sent to the lab to create your tooth. You may also get teeth shading to match your smile. After the appliance is created at the lab, you will visit your dentist to place the bridge in your mouth.
Reasons For A Dental Bridge:
- Maintain facial shape
- Fill space of missing teeth
- Prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position
- Restore chewing and speaking ability
- Restore your smile
- Upgrade from a removable partial denture to a permanent dental appliance
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