Dental Bridges And Crowns To Revitalize Your Smile
At Arbutus North Dental in Kitsilano, we know that dental crowns and bridges can be great restorative solutions for many patients with one or more eroded, decayed, fractured, or missing teeth. Durable, natural-looking, and custom-made to meet your unique needs, these prosthetics not only restore function, they also rejuvenate speaking and smiling confidence, prevent shifting in surrounding teeth, and more!
What are dental crowns and bridges?
Dental crowns are also known as caps and are placed over your entire tooth, restoring its shape, size, strength and appearance. Made from porcelain, composite resin, metals, or a combination of all three, bridges are prosthetics that are permanently affixed to teeth on either side of a missing tooth, which are fitted with dental crowns. Bridges can also be secured in place by surrounding dental implants.
What’s involved with having a dental crown or bridge placed?
The process usually involves two visits to our office. During the first, our dentist will prepare your teeth and take impressions of your mouth. Your prepared teeth will then be covered with temporary crowns. During your second visit, we’ll secure your completed crown with a special dental adhesive. We will attach the bridge and assess its fit and appearance and make any necessary adjustments. Once we’re sure that it looks and feels great, we’ll bond it in place.
What benefits do dental crowns and bridges offer?
Crowns are used to strengthen teeth that have been weakened by injury or decay. They can also be used to cover and support a tooth with a large filling or that has received root canal therapy. Bridges not only fill the gap(s) created by missing teeth, but they restore your full eating, speaking, and smiling function and confidence. They also help maintain facial structure and prevent nearby teeth from shifting out of position.
Who should consider dental crowns and bridges?
Patients who are interested in replacing one or more teeth are often ideal candidates for a dental bridge. Crowns are often a good choice for individuals with severely eroded, decayed, or damage teeth. Of course, it’s important that you undergo a thorough examination to determine your candidacy and confirm if these restorative services are right for you.
At Arbutus North Dental, our team is committed to helping our patients achieve healthy, confident smiles. If you want to learn more about whether dental crowns and bridges might benefit your smile, call us today!
Contact Arbutus North Dental About Dental Bridges Today
- Fill in gaps left by missing teeth
- Restore your chewing and speaking ability
- Maintain your facial structure
- Prevent shifting in surrounding teeth
- Prioritize your smile!
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