About Crowns & Bridges

When a patient arrives with severe damage to a tooth we are able to repair it using a porcelain crown. These crowns match the colour of the teeth and are undetectable by others. Crowns are a reliable solution that address severe tooth problems and provide a functional bite along with a complete smile.

Dental crowns can last up to 20 to 30 years and this procedure requires a minimum of 2 visits to our dental office. The first visit involves removing any decay, reshaping the tooth and then applying a temporary crown.

On the second visit the temporary crown will be removed and the permanent crown will be placed on the tooth. It is cemented into place and will have the look and the feel of a real tooth.

Dental Crown Benefits

Here are just a few of the many benefits of a receiving a dental crown:

  • Looks natural
  • Fixes chewing problems
  • Creates a brand-new smile
  • Provides support to broken teeth
  • Corrects the appearance of misshapen teeth
  • Can replace missing teeth

Bridges

A bridge is a prosthetic that is used to fill in the space that was previously occupied by a single tooth or several teeth in a row. It prevents the teeth from shifting while maintaining the integrity of the existing teeth. The device, which contains filler teeth, is supported by either implants or natural teeth and can last for many years.

Bridges and crowns are indicated when a trauma has occurred to a tooth or it has simply worn down due to wear and tear or a disease. Common materials used for a crown include all ceramic (porcelain based) or porcelain fused to metal crowns.

When a back tooth has been filled and develops a hairline crack, it can lead to unexpected pain. When a crown is placed on the tooth the pain is relieved and the tooth can be returned to its original functionality. A crown may also be indicated when a tooth has had a root canal and needs further support to prevent breakage.

Older fillings in front teeth can begin to weaken and affect a person’s smile due to chipping or staining. When porcelain veneers are not suitable for the front teeth, porcelain bridges and crowns can be used as a viable alternative.

Full Porcelain Crowns

Fixed Dental Bridge

Crowns And Bridges