Lightsview Dental Can Restore the Appearance and Function of Your Smile
Cracked, heavily filled and severely worn down teeth may face a catastrophic fracture of the tooth structure, which may need root canal treatment or removal of the tooth. Dental crowns can help strengthen the remaining tooth structure thus improving the longevity of the tooth.
Crowns and Bridges: What is the Difference?
A dental crown is a cap that is designed to fit over the existing tooth. Often made from tooth coloured ceramic. A dental crown is used to restore the size, shape, and function of a cracked or chipped tooth.
Dental bridge is used to replace missing teeth by anchoring it to the adjacent tooth or teeth. There are several design options depending upon the individual needs and choice of material.
How are Bridges and Crowns Fitted?
Fitting a dental bridge or crown requires 2 to 3 visits to our dental practice. During the first consultation, our dentist will inspect your mouth to assess the damage and the surrounding teeth.
Next, your teeth are prepared to fit the crown. A small amount of enamel is ground away to shape the tooth. We use the latest imaging technology to take precise measurements of your prepared teeth to send to an off-site lab responsible for fabricating your crown or bridge. We will fit you for a temporary crown or bridge until your permanent pieces are ready.
At the final session, we inspect your custom bridge or crown and make any adjustments, if necessary, before we bond it in place.
Who is a Candidate for a Dental Crown or Bridge?
If you are missing 1 to 3 consecutive teeth, you may be a suitable candidate for a dental bridge. You must have overall good oral health and your remaining teeth must be strong enough to support the bridge and the added bite pressure. If you have gum disease, you will need treatment before the bridge can be placed.
People with cracked, broken, or fractured teeth, as well as people who have undergone root canal treatment or suffer from severe decay, are ideal candidates for dental crowns. If you experience any of these symptoms, call Lightsview Dental for an appointment to discuss your tooth restoration options.
Restore the look of your smile with crowns or bridges at Lightsview dental. Contact our experienced staff now to schedule your initial consultation.