Dental Crowns & Bridges
What Are Dental Crowns & Bridges?
Crowns and bridges are both restorative dental treatments that can help to restore the normal function and appearance of your smile.
They are designed to fill space left by missing teeth and can also help you maintain your natural facial shape, as well as return your ability to speak and chew properly.
By repairing structural problems such as damaged or missing teeth with a dental crown or bridge, our dentists can alter your smile's appearance – and preserve your oral health.
Dental crowns are hollow, artificial teeth that are placed over an entire decayed or damaged tooth to restore its original shape, size, and colour. Dental crowns help strengthen and change the appearance of a broken tooth that may otherwise require extraction.
Crowns are strong and can be made from a variety of materials including porcelain and metal. They look and function like natural teeth, and can last 10 or more years if cared for properly.
A dental bridge is a natural-looking restoration that 'bridges' a gap of missing teeth in your mouth. Made up of one or more artificial teeth, a bridge is affixed to the teeth on either side of the gap to fill in the space.
A bridge helps prevent your other teeth from shifting positions to fill the gap, which could lead to more serious dental issues including gum disease.