London, ON patients enjoy crowns fit for a king; dental bridges to fill their gaps in a healthy, gentle way
Both crowns and bridges are fixed restorations designed to rebuild a portion or all of a patient’s tooth. Downtown Dental Centre’s dental bridges and crowns in London, ON are also designed to resolve the effects of injury and extractions with teeth that look, feel, and work no differently than their natural and healthy counterparts. Drs. Favell, Brunt, and Clark prepare and place new or improved teeth in a manner that’s pleasant, gentle, and convenient.
Fake-looking, ill-fitting false teeth are history
Unlike conventional dentures, advanced crowns and bridges are cemented onto existing tooth structure or neighboring teeth for the utmost stability, and the most natural-looking and -feeling restorations possible. Generally, the more natural structure conserved and relied upon for support, the better the cosmetic and functional outcomes are. Bridges may also be supported by dental implants placed in the jawbone to hold your new tooth in place like a natural root.
Crowns fit for a king or queen
Also known as “caps,” crowns are made from porcelain, ceramic, gold, metal alloys, or a mix of porcelain-fused-to-metal. They improve the appearance of a discoloured tooth, or one that is very jagged, misshapen, or has other cosmetic imperfections.
Often, crowns beautify the smile by resolving oral health issues, including:
- Weakened or badly fractured teeth
- Very large or worn fillings
- Infected teeth
Crowns are frequently bonded over your natural tooth structure after root canal therapy, which may be the only way to save a badly decayed or infected tooth. They’re also placed over an implant once this artificial tooth root has integrated to surrounding bone.
Fill the gaps with bridges
At least two crowns are needed to complete a bridge. Why? A 3-unit bridge spans the empty space between two teeth. The teeth on either side of the empty space anchor the replacement tooth. Impressions of these prepared teeth are taken and serve as models to make your permanent bridge. Eventually, the crowns and pontic are bonded as a single unit to the prepared tooth structure.
Crowns and bridges can last 5 to 15 years, or even longer with proper care, and the Downtown Dental Centre team will explain how to keep them as healthy and beautiful as the day they were placed!