Upgrade Your Smile With Crowns & Bridges
Crowns and bridges are two of the most common restorations used to restore and/or replace missing or damaged teeth at Cedarbrae Dental in Scarborough. While crowns are tooth-shaped caps that fit over the top of a natural tooth, bridges consist of one or more artificial teeth that are held in place by crowns on adjacent teeth. Both have the potential to offer a series of benefits to a patient’s smile function and aesthetic.
What’s involved with having a dental crown and/or bridge placed?
Dental crowns typically require two visits to be placed. During your first appointment, our dental expert will prepare your tooth or teeth for a crown, removing any areas of decay and taking an impression of the area, which our lab technicians will use to create your crown. Your tooth or teeth will be fitted with a temporary composite crown until your final restoration is complete.
Bridges are also placed over the course of two appointments, with abutment teeth (the natural teeth that surround a missing tooth) being shaped for crowns during the first appointment. Once this process is complete, an impression of your teeth will be taken, which our lab professionals will use to create your permanent dental bridge. Until your restoration is complete, we’ll a temporary bridge to protect and support your teeth.
What benefits do these restorations offer?
Crowns and bridges help restore strength and stability to areas of the mouth that have been damaged by decay or trauma, allowing patients to chew and speak with more confidence. Additionally, they can improve your confidence and overall smile aesthetic, as they are custom-fitted to blend seamlessly with your natural teeth.
Who is a candidate for dental crowns and bridges?
If you have missing or significantly damaged teeth, these restorations may be right for you. It’s important to note that patients must have strong gums and healthy teeth to support these restorations, and that a thorough examination to determine your candidacy is necessary.
Don't wait to get the smile of your dreams – contact Cedarbrae Dental about crowns and bridges today! Our skilled dentists will be happy to answer any questions you have while providing the personalized care you need.
Contact Cedarbrae Dental About Crowns & Bridges Today
- Restore strength and stability to your teeth
- Speak and chew more confidently
- Repair damage caused by decay or trauma
- Replace one or more missing teeth
- Prioritize your smile!