Dental Bridges and Crowns
Restoring your smile
A dental bridge is a fixed dental restoration, meaning it is non-removable. It is anchored in place through the use of two dental crowns, which are custom-made to fit your smile and placed on the teeth, or dental implants, next to your missing tooth, or teeth. These crowns hold the artificial tooth in place to restore your smile, ensuring that your restoration will not easily shift or come loose. It typically requires only two visits to our practice to complete a dental bridge. Dental bridges are designed to last for many years and to restore the function, beauty and health of your smile.
A dental bridge can help to improve your smile as well as:
- Restoring your ability to speak, eat and chew normally
- Alleviating excess stress on your bite
- Improving the shape and volume of your face
- Replacing an unwanted removable partial denture
- Preventing the remaining natural teeth from moving out of position
- Enhancing the appearance of your smile
We will help you determine whether a custom dental bridge is the right choice for restoring your smile after tooth loss.
Custom-designed crowns right for you.
Our skilled dentists may recommend a dental crown to restore your damaged teeth and help you regain a healthy, beautiful smile. Crowns are custom-designed to fit your smile and protect your teeth from further damage.
A dental crown, or cap, is a restoration that can be used for a number of purposes. One of the most common uses of a dental crown is to restore a tooth that is significantly damaged or decayed. The crown is custom-made to fit over the entire tooth, starting at the gum line, in order to restore the tooth to its original shape and size. Dental crowns can be made of gold, porcelain or porcelain fused to metal; porcelain crowns are popular because they match the natural colour and appearance of your teeth. Our dentist will help you determine which type of dental crown is right for your smile.
Crowns can also be used for a number of other restorative and aesthetic purposes, including:
- Protection of a tooth following root canal treatment
- An anchor to attach a dental bridge
- Coverage to complete a dental implant
- Enhancing the beauty of your smile
- Improving a misshapen tooth
- Strengthening a tooth that is fractured or weak
- Supporting a large filling when little natural tooth structure remains