Crowns and Bridges

Addressing dental concerns of cracked, chipped, stained, or decaying teeth a dental crown is a great treatment option. That kind of smile can negatively affect your ability to eat, as well as the overall health and function of your jaw and mouth. Porcelain dental crowns can provide a damaged tooth with strong support and protection. Dental crowns are tailor-made to fit over and cover the entire tooth, and are designed to provide you with a natural looking smile. During a dental crown procedure, a portion of the affected tooth will be removed to prepare it for the crown. The crown will then be coloured to match the surrounding teeth and then bonded to the tooth.

While dental crowns are used to cover and protect your existing tooth, a dental bridge can be used to restore a series of teeth. If you are missing a tooth or two in the same area, a dental bridge can often be a good option for teeth replacement. Dental bridges are composed of a false tooth or teeth supported by dental crowns placed on the natural teeth surrounding the gap used to securely anchor the bridge. Both the false teeth which make up the bridge and the crowns are customized for a proper fit and appearance. By filling the gap left by missing teeth, a bridge makes it possible to strengthen your bite and decrease the chance of surrounding teeth from shifting with remarkably natural looking results.

Benefits of Dental Bridges

  • Restore your smile
  • Restore the ability to properly chew and speak
  • Maintain the shape of your face
  • Distribute the forces in your bite properly by replacing missing teeth
  • Prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position