Dental Crowns and Bridges
Crowns are designed to entirely cover poorly damaged teeth. Acting as a cap, a crown encloses the visible part of your tooth above the gum line. In addition to strengthening a tooth, a crown will improve the tooth’s appearance, shape and alignment.
Our team may recommend a crown to:
- Protect a weak tooth from fracturing or sustaining damage
- Replace a large filling on a tooth that has deteriorated beyond repair
- Repair a fractured tooth
- Cover a discoloured or poorly shaped tooth
- Cover a dental implant or tooth that has undergone root canal treatment
- Attach a tooth bridge
Crowns are typically made out of porcelain or ceramic, which enables our team to match the colour and texture to your natural teeth.
Did you know gaps left by missing teeth may cause surrounding teeth to shift or rotate? Over time, this could result in a crooked smile, bad bite or, in some instances, gum disease and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders.
Bridges offer a customized treatment option to combat gaps caused by one or more missing teeth. A dental bridge is cemented to the natural teeth, crowns or implants surrounding the gap and works to maintain the integrity of your smile.
Like crowns, bridges can be matched to the colour of your teeth using porcelain or ceramic material.
If you’d like to learn more about crowns or bridges, contact our dental team today for a free consultation. We’ll let you know whether you’re a candidate for either type of treatment.