Crowns and Bridges

Crowns

Teeth can require crowns for a variety of reasons: fracture, decay, weak large fillings, aesthetics and  root canal treatment. The tooth is prepared to create an ideal space for a new crown. An impression is taken and sent to the dental laboratory. When cemented into place the crown fully covers that portion of a tooth which lies at and above the gum line. Crowns can be made out of porcelain/ceramic, gold alloy, or a combination of both. Dental crowns are often referred to as "dental caps". The goal is to restore the tooth to provide ideal strength, function, comfort and aesthetics.

 

Bridges

If you are missing teeth and having trouble speaking, chewing, or are noticing strain when biting, bridges may be the ideal procedure to help restore your dentirion to 100% form and function in an aesthetically pleasing manner. A bridge is a treatment option to replace one or more missing teeth in a permanently fixed manner. The teeth adjacent to the missing tooth or teeth are prepared to be used as support and anchors. An impression is taken to be sent to a dental technician. The dental laboratory creates a porcelain fused to metal or alll porcelain bridge to establish ideal fit, comfort, shape and colour of the natural dentition. The goal is to provide a functional and aesthetic result that will last for many years. The alternatives to bridgework are dental implants and if finances are a factor then a removeable partial denture can be fabricated.