Teeth are very precious and need to be cared for at all times. A set of perfect white teeth can beautify your smile, give you confidence, and allow you to eat what you desire. At some point in time, if you chip or break or lose a tooth, then you can restore your smile and tooth with Crowns or Bridges.
A crown is a protective covering around the damaged portion of a tooth and it’s used to help protect the damaged tooth from further decay. Crowns are made of various materials, including resin, ceramic metal or a mix of metal and porcelain. Crowns are also known as caps.
Once the tooth shaped crown is fitted over your teeth, our dentist will cement the crown. After which, your tooth will look as good as new!
Other reasons why dentists suggest crowning your teeth are :
- Discoloured teeth
- Improving the appearance of your teeth
- Weak teeth
- Teeth that have had root canal treatment
- Heavily restored teeth due to cavities
- Come in for a dental checkup if you’re experiencing any discomfort!
Bridges on the other hand are a little different from crowns. While they also protect teeth, they are used in cases where one or more teeth are missing. There are various types of bridges available, and at our clinic we will suggest the one that is best for you after a thorough examination of your dental health.
Type of Dental Briges
- Traditional Bridge
- Cantilever Bridge
- Maryland Bonded Bridge
Ask Dr. Allen which type of Bridge will suit your purpose!
As your preferred Scarborough Dentist, we offer various other restorative dental treatments at our clinic. We are here to take care of every kind of dental problem you or a family member may face.
Here are some FAQs:
Is it necessary to get a Crown or a Bridge?
It totally depends on the condition of your teeth. When you come to Dentistry On Ellesmere, we will conduct a thorough examination of your teeth and evaluate your dental health to see what kind of treatment is best for you. Sometimes, a broken tooth can also be fixed with Veneers.
How many appointments does it take to have a Crown or Bridge?
A crown or bridge will require you to come in twice to our dental office. The first time, you will be fitted with a temporary crown, and Dr. Allen will take measurements and prepare the teeth. The next time you come in you the crown or bridge will be cemented in permanently.
Does it hurt?
The procedure is painless and completed very quickly. Like fillings crowns and bridges require some freezing and then the rest is easy.