Crowns and Bridges

Crowns and Bridges

Dental crowns are and esthetic full covering of your tooth. They are cap-shaped restorations custom-made to fit over your teeth. Crowns are attached to your teeth with dental cement and are not removable.

How do crowns function?

Your dental crowns can protect and restore a damaged tooth. Crowns can also improve appearance, shape, and correct the alignment  of your teeth. There are several types of materials used to make dental crowns, but highly esthetic materials that look just like a natural tooth are the most popular type of crowns. They are made to match the shape, size, and color of your natural teeth. 

When would you require dental crowns?

Dental crowns are typically recommended for the following reasons:

  • Replacement of a large filling.
  • Protecting weak tooth structure from a fracture.
  • For dental bridge attachment.
  • Shield implants.
  • Restore teeth that have undergone a root canal.

What are dental bridges?

When a tooth is lost due to periodontal disease, severe damage from fracture or decay, or trauma, it is very important to replace this missing tooth.Most missing tooth spaces  result in imbalanced bite issues, drifting teeth or teeth rotation. Bridges are one method of  replacing a single lost tooth or multiple teeth.  A dental bridge is essentially two dental crown supporting a replacement tooth in the missing tooth space. Like a single dental crown, a bridge is cemented to your teeth, making is a much more desirable choice for many over a removable appliance.

Tooth-colored bridges are high in demand as they offer great aesthetics and balance to teeth.

Why would one require bridges?

Dental bridges serve well not only as a functional restoration, but also retain or restore esthetics. Bridges can:

  • Reduce the risks of gum disease
  • Restore your ability to chew and bite
  • Improve the quality of your speech
  • Prevent the chances of teeth drifting
  • Preserve a natural looking smile

With all dental work, good oral hygiene practices and regular for follow up visits with the dentist and hygienist are important! 


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