Orleans Town Centre Dental offers crown and bridge work as part of our suite of services. If you have missing or damaged teeth, then having a crown or bridge is a simple way of fixing the problem. So, which treatment is right for you?
If you have a damaged tooth that does not need extraction, fabricating a crown can be a desirable option.
Crowns are a type of dental restoration that act like a cap. They fully cover the damaged portion of a tooth which lies at or above the gum line. Crowns differ from composite fillings/inlays/onlays that only fill in or cover over just a portion of a tooth. Since dental crowns encase the entire visible part of a tooth, they effectively become the tooth’s new outer surface.
Common applications include rebuilding broken or decayed teeth, strengthening weakened teeth and as a cosmetic enhancement. Crowns can be made of porcelain/ceramic, gold alloy, or a combination of both. Dental crowns are often referred to as “dental caps”.
Dental bridges can be an effective procedure for replacing missing teeth. A missing tooth will cause bone loss of the jaw, additional strain on the adjacent teeth and can affect your speech and ability to chew correctly.
Dental bridges literally create a “bridge” between teeth by filling the missing area with strong, natural-looking artificial teeth.
Because they are custom-made, bridges are barely noticeable and can restore the natural contour of teeth as well as the proper bite relationship between upper and lower teeth.
The result gives your smile a boost with the appearance of full, healthy teeth and also allows you to get back to eating and speaking normally with added confidence.
Bridges are durable and semi-permanent – they can only be removed by a dentist. They’re considered very comfortable and are proven to strengthen teeth.