Crowns & Bridges
Due to a number of different circumstances, a person may lose his or her teeth. Poor dental care or injuries are just a couple of the reasons that may result in losing one or more teeth. Fortunately, there are some advanced dental solutions to address this problem.
Dental crowns and bridges are restorative dental treatments that can help preserve and improve a person’s oral health and smile. At Glenroy Dental Group, we offer the finest materials in tooth replacements such as crowns and bridges so you can fully enjoy your new, beautifully restored smile.
Reasons for Dental Crowns
- Broken or fractured teeth
- Decayed teeth
- Fractured/large fillings
- Cosmetic enhancement
- For root canal treated tooth
Reasons for Bridges
- Fill the gaps of missing teeth
- Maintain proper facial shape
- Prevent the remaining natural teeth from drifting out of position
- Upgrade from a removable partial denture to a fixed dental appliance
Crowns are artificial caps designed to replace unattractive or damaged tooth. They are cemented permanently to the healthy root of the tooth. The materials used in dental crowns are made for strength and aesthetic appearance and are based on the location of the teeth and the patient’s specific needs.
Other uses of dental crowns include a cap for a dental implant, to complete the root canal treatment or for cosmetic purposes. Some of the materials used for crowns are porcelain, porcelain fused to metal, gold, metal alloy, ceramic, and zirconia.
Each material has both advantages and disadvantages. Here at Glenroy Dental Group, we help you determine which type of dental crown is best suited for you.
Dental bridges fill the gaps left by missing teeth. Due to tooth loss, the neighbouring teeth will shift over time, affecting the person’s facial appearance. To avoid this problem, your dentist may recommend installing a dental bridge to fill the gap created by missing teeth and provide stability to the remaining teeth.
The adjacent teeth are prepared for crown installation. Then a temporary bridge will be installed while the permanent one is being fabricated. Once the permanent bridge is ready, it will replace the temporary one. The new bridge is attached to the adjacent crowns. The materials used for dental bridges are similar to those used in dental crowns.
At The Glenroy Dental Group, you are one step away from having the smile you always wanted. Your trusted Glenroy dentist will give you a fully informed idea of all your treatment options, costs, and durations.
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