A crown is a covering that encases (or caps) the entire surface of a tooth, restoring it to its original shape and size. A crown strengthens and protects tooth structure that cannot be restored with dental fillings or other types of restorations.
While there are many types of crowns, porcelain (tooth-coloured) crowns are the most popular because of their durability. Like most dental restorations, however, they may need to be replaced eventually. Porcelain crowns are designed to mimic the shape, size, and colour of your teeth giving you a natural, long-lasting, beautiful smile.
Broken or fractured teeth
Tooth underwent a root canal treatment.
The procedure usually takes two appointments. During your first appointment, you will take several highly accurate moulds (or impressions). These impressions are used to create your custom crown. Until your custom crown is ready, we will place a temporary crown on your tooth, which you will wear for about two weeks until your custom crown is fabricated by a dental laboratory.
The process starts with our dentist numbing your tooth, then removing any decay or bacteria. Your dentist will then shape the surface to fit the crown. Once this is done, your temporary crown will be placed with temporary cement, and your bite will be checked to ensure that you are biting properly.
Your temporary crown will be removed during your second appointment. The tooth will be cleaned, and your new crown will be carefully placed to ensure that the spacing and bite are healthy.
You will be given careful instructions and encouraged to have regular dental visits to monitor your new crown.
A dental bridge is an excellent way to replace missing teeth.
There are several options when it comes to bridges. Our dental professionals will make sure we pick the best option for your particular needs. The “traditional bridge” is the most common type. It is usually made of porcelain fused to metal. Porcelain fixed bridges are most popular because they look like natural teeth. They consist of two crowns that go over two anchoring teeth (abutment teeth) with the replacement teeth (pontics) in the middle, where they will fill the gap created from the missing teeth.
Fill space of missing teeth.
Maintain facial shape.
Prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position.
Restore chewing and speaking ability.
Restore your smile.
Upgrade from a removable partial denture to a permanent dental appliance.
Getting a bridge typically takes two visits or more. Just like crowns, your appointment will be dedicated to taking a highly accurate impression. These will be sent to a dental lab where the bridge will be made. The anchoring teeth (abutments) will also be prepared during this appointment, where we will remove a portion of enamel to allow the crown to be placed. In addition, a temporary bridge will be made and worn for several weeks until your next appointment.
At the second visit, your permanent bridge will be carefully checked, adjusted, and cemented to achieve a proper fit. Occasionally, your dentist may only temporarily cement the bridge, allowing your teeth and tissue time to get used to the new bridge. The new bridge will be permanently cemented at a later time.
At the conclusion of your treatment, you will receive instructions on how to best care for your bridge. Proper brushing, flossing, and regular dental visits will aid in the longevity of your new permanent bridge.