Crowns & Bridges
Dental crowns are also known as “dental caps” because they are designed to provide a customized natural-looking solution for teeth that are damaged or decayed. A crown is typically crafted from strong porcelain material and affixed to the affected tooth with a durable dental resin. The crown covers the entire tooth and works to enhance the appearance of your smile and the strength and function of your teeth.
What are the Benefits of Dental Crowns?
- They cover severely discoloured teeth
- They can hold a dental bridge in place
- It covers a dental implant
- It can hold together and protect a cracked or weak tooth
- It can cover and support a tooth with a large filling
- It can make your teeth look more aesthetically pleasing
A dental bridge can be a great option for patients with large gaps caused by missing teeth. Bridges are typically formed by one or more artificial teeth placed between two natural teeth. The natural teeth on each side of the artificial teeth will be affixed with dental crowns to reinforce the bridge. A dental bridge can also serve as an alternative for individuals who may not be eligible for a dental implant to address their concerns.
What are the Benefits of Dental Bridges?
- They are cemented in place using the surrounding teeth as support
- They help you properly speak and chew
- They prevent remaining teeth from moving around or drifting out of position
- They distribute the forces in your bite properly by replacing missing teeth
Dentures (Complete And Partial)
Getting dentures is another option for patients who are not candidates for dental implants and for those who desire other options for missing teeth replacement. A complete set of dentures can be performed for patients who are missing all of their teeth. Utilizing an oral appliance affixed with natural-looking artificial teeth. It is custom-designed for the best possible fit and appearance to help with chewing and speaking. A complete set of dentures can also create a fuller profile of the face, which can have an effect on one’s overall appearance.
Partial dentures can be an option for patients who are missing multiple teeth in certain areas of the mouth. In most cases, partial dentures are designed to fill large spaces between existing teeth. Custom-designed partial dentures are removable, with results that can look and feel very natural.
Metal-Free (Tooth-Colored) Fillings
Teeth damaged by decay need to be filled in order to restore their strength and appearance. Today the standard is to use completely metal-free fillings to treat cavities. Tooth-coloured fillings are composed of a durable resin material that can blend easier with the affected tooth’s natural colour, making it unnoticeable. The goal is to restore the beauty of your smile without the obvious signs of treatment. Furthermore, tooth-coloured fillings are free of toxic elements like mercury.