What are Crowns & Bridges?
Crowns and bridges are both examples of restorative dental procedures that can help to restore the typical function and appearance of your smile.
They can help to fill gaps from missing teeth and can also help you maintain your natural facial shape as well as allow you to once again chew and speak properly.
By repairing structural problems such as damaged or missing teeth using a dental crown or bridge, our dentists can help restore your smile – and 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 improve the strength, function, and appearance of a broken tooth that may otherwise be lost.
Crowns are strong and can be made from a variety of materials, including porcelain and metal. They look and function like natural teeth, and when well cared for, can last 10 years or more.
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, the bridge is fastened to the teeth on either side of the gap to fill in the space left by missing or damaged teeth.
A bridge helps to prevent your other teeth from moving into different positions to fill the gaps, which could lead to more serious dental issues, including gum disease.