If you are missing teeth and having trouble speaking or chewing, or are noticing strain when biting, crowns and bridges may be the ideal procedure to help make your mouth healthy and beautiful again. Bridges literally “bridge” gaps between teeth by filling them with strong, natural-looking artificial teeth. Bridges are semi-permanent – they can only be removed by a dentist – and are comfortable and proven to strengthen teeth.
When dental decay becomes advanced, it may not be possible to address it with dental fillings. At that stage, it may be necessary to use crowns or bridges to restore a full, healthy smile. Our Vaughan Ontario dentists strive to provide restoration options for patients who have had teeth extracted or are suffering from advanced decay. While similar, these restorations are used to address different concerns our patients face. We strive to provide effective dental care for all our patients so they can have a smile they’re proud to share.
Am I a Candidate for Crowns or Bridges?
If you have missing teeth, and you are well aware of the state of oral hygiene, you are a good candidate for such treatment. With missing teeth, bridges are the most natural choice for replacing them. If the space remains empty for a long time, this may cause displacement of the neighboring teeth, which makes them more susceptible to the occurrence of caries and gum disease, and this in turn can lead to tooth loss. Fixed bridges not only correct the bite, promote the chewing function of the teeth, improve speech, but also protect the facial features from deformation, i.e. helps keep your face young.
Understanding The Benefits of Crowns and Bridges:
When a tooth has become significantly damaged, our team may suggest using bridges or crowns to restore stability. Our team may also address large cavities, fractured teeth, and similar severe cases of damage or decay with these treatments. We offer both forms of restoration and often use them hand in hand to improve your dental health care outcome.
- Crowns – This method is common when a single tooth has become significantly damaged. They are applied by removing much of the remaining dental material to create a mounting point. This is used to mount a prosthetic tooth known as a crown to replace your natural tooth. This prevents the advance of decay, protects from infection, and resolves instability within the tooth. Crowns can be made of porcelain, metal, and composite materials. The ultimate goal is to restore your smile’s function, stability, and appearance.
- Bridges – Bridges are a restoration used when a gap is formed between two remaining teeth. These remaining teeth are mounted with crowns and are the support for a prosthetic that replaces the missing tooth between them. Bridges come in a variety of styles. Which our team uses in your care will depend on the specific details of your oral health concerns.
We work with various national and local dental laboratories to produce your restoration. The process will begin with a thorough professional cleaning. Following that, you’ll receive a dental impression that these labs will use to produce your crown or bridge. This impression will be sent out to the dental lab, and our team will put a temporary crown in place until it is returned. Once returned, the temporary crown will be removed, and the permanent one put in its place. Our team will discuss the exact materials and restoration style during a consultation visit.
Vibrant Square Dental Is Your Crown And Bridge Provider
Our team is trained and experienced in restorative care for patients with complex oral health concerns. Reach out to our clinic to arrange a dental exam and consultation. Following your exam, you’ll discuss your treatment options with your dentist and decide which approach to restoration is right for you. Don’t let extracted or damaged teeth keep you from having a smile you’ll be proud to share with the world. Call us today and get started!