Dental Bridges and Crowns at Downtown Dental Centre, London ON
Keeping London smiles complete with dental bridges and crownsA missing or damaged tooth can impair your ability to speak clearly and chew efficiently. It also mars your beautiful smile. The dentists at Downtown Dental Centre Family Practice provide a broad range of services to restore teeth, including dental bridges and crowns. London area patients benefit from these time-tested procedures, administered with current materials and techniques.
This treatment gets its name from the fact that it bridges a gap between teeth. A bridge can be used to restore a single missing tooth, or several in a row. It consists of an artificial tooth made of a strong porcelain material, anchored in place with crowns on the teeth on either side of the space. This is a fixed restoration – it can only be removed by the dentist. A dental bridge is very stable, but requires a little extra attention to maintain a healthy mouth. Don’t worry – our hygiene team will show you how to care for it correctly.
The crown of a natural tooth is the portion that shows above the gum line. Your dentist may recommend a crown restoration when you have a tooth that is broken or has a large area of decay. This is a cap made of a strong material, precisely fabricated in the exact shape of the tooth. It covers the entire visible part of the tooth, providing strength for chewing and protection against further damage. Crowns are also used to improve the appearance of misshapen or badly discoloured teeth, and to fortify teeth that have had root canal therapy.
A crown may be made of lustrous, natural-looking porcelain or ceramic (the most popular choice), gold alloy, or a combination approach – porcelain fused to metal.
Would you like to learn more about dental bridges and crowns? Call our London office at (855) 669-0775.