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Dental Crowns & Bridges: Restoring Function & Beauty
Dental restoration has been made streamlined and simplified by crowns and bridges. Gone are the days when you had to suffer with – or settle for – cracked teeth, discoloured teeth, injured teeth or other unfortunate situations. Crowns and bridges improve both the appearance of your teeth (and smile) as well as the health and functionality of your teeth and gums.
If you have a tooth or teeth broken by biting or other incident, a dental crown (similar to a cap) can be a highly effective solution. Dental bridges, meanwhile, are a fixed prosthesis that replace a missing tooth or teeth. When you come to your appointment at our Collingwood dental clinic, we will assess the tooth or teeth in question and determine what is the best way to proceed – crown, bridge or other solution. Contact DDS Collingwood today to find out more and book your appointment.
What is a dental crown?
Dental crowns have many applications. A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that restores a decayed, broken, weak, or worn-down tooth. Additionally, our dentists can cover root canal-treated teeth and dental implants with crowns.
Crowns are made of a variety of materials, including metal, resin, and porcelain, and with good maintenance, can last between five and 15 years. Dental crowns may also be used to provide extra support for dental bridges. They do not require any special treatment and can be brushed and flossed as normal.
DDS Collingwood offers a wide range of expert dental services and treatments including dental crowns and bridges. Contact us today to get started.
What is a dental bridge?
Dental bridges are commonly used when a patient has lost one or more teeth. They are called bridges because they consist of one or more replacement teeth that bridge the gap that was created when the original teeth became lost. Dental bridges can be secured using abutment crowns on each end or by using permanently installed precision metal mechanisms.
We custom-design each component of a dental bridge to ensure that it looks natural and provides the desired performance.
The experienced, caring team at our Collingwood dental office welcomes you to explore the dental bridge treatments we offer and book your next appointment today.
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If you are missing a tooth, a permanent bridge can often be made to replace it. It will look and feel natural, without hooks or clasps, and stay in permanently, allowing normal function. When teeth are missing the remaining teeth begin to change position, and this can lead to numerous problems, including loss of more teeth. A fixed bridge will prevent teeth from shifting, and stabilize your bite.
When it comes to replacing missing teeth, our dentists at DDS Collingwood offer dental implant procedures, which are frequently a better option than bridges.
Call our dental office right away if you're missing a tooth so that one of our expert dentists can go over your treatment options with you.
Dental Crowns & Bridges FAQs
Dental crowns and bridges are a method of dental restoration. They offer patients a solution to replace a damaged tooth (or teeth) that can’t be saved. When you are missing one or multiple teeth, your jaw is susceptible to further damage that includes shifting and misaligning your bite. A dental crown and bridge can be used to protect the structure and strength of your jaw. As well, it improves the overall aesthetics of your smile.
If you’re missing one tooth or more, book a consultation with DDS Collingwood to find out how we can help you restore your smile with a dental crown or bridge.
Dental crowns and bridges are meant to be a long-term solution for replacing missing teeth. On average, the lifespan is 10 years. If properly cared for, they can last up to 10 years or more. There are a few signs that tell you whether it’s time to replace your dental crown or bridge. For instance, receding gum line, pain or swelling around the crown or bridge, natural wear and tear are noticeable, and more. Regular visits to the dentist will allow your dental team to take note of any issues that may require you to replace your crown or bridge.
If you’re considering a dental crown or bridge to replace missing or damaged teeth, book a consultation with DDS Collingwood to learn more.
A dental crown is used to cover an existing tooth that is damaged or severely decayed. A dental bridge is three or more dental crowns that have been connected. Dental bridges are used when you are completely missing a tooth. The outer crowns sit on the two teeth on either side of the missing tooth. A consultation with a dentist will be able to help you determine the best option for restoration.
If you have damaged, decayed, or missing teeth, book a consultation with our team at DDS Collingwood. We’ll be happy to discuss your case to determine the best solution for restoring your smile.
Yes! Advancements in dental technology have allowed us to create dental crowns and bridges that look and feel like natural teeth. We’re also able to accurately match the colour of your teeth so that if your crown or bridge is closer to the front of your mouth, it will blend in perfectly. The way that crowns and bridges are placed, you’re able to continue your normal flossing routine without having to worry about loosening the prosthetics.
If you have any more questions about dental crowns or bridges in Collingwood, book a consultation with our team today!