FROM YOUR PORT COQUITLAM GENERAL DENTIST
A dental crown is a restorative cap used to restore the shape, appearance, and function of a damaged or lost tooth. You may need a dental crown if you have a root canal or a large filling in a tooth. Dental crowns are also called caps and are used as an artificial tooth to cover damaged or decayed teeth. The crown protects the tooth from further damage and can also be used cosmetically. Patients use crowns to cover a discoloured or misshapen tooth. Teeth that have been fixed with a crown look just like real teeth. Crowns are created to match the colour, shape, and size of your current teeth. Crowns need to be replaced every 10- years.
You can improve the form, function, and overall look of your smile with crowns, and bridges. Dental crowns, and bridges are tools available to you if you have cracked, damaged, or missing teeth. Because damaged and missing teeth affect more than just your ability to chew, our dentist will work closely with you to match the shape and look of your current smile. Crowns, and bridges are designed to improve your confidence. In other words, they are crafted to be undetectable, comfortable, and look and feel like your natural teeth. Veneers, crowns, and bridges can be part of a total Smile Makeover, too!
More About Dental Crowns
As a result of daily use, your teeth atrophy over time. In other words, your smile loses its once pristine, youthful appearance. If you’re unhappy with your chipped or broken teeth, you may find that crowns are your solution. Because crowns are built around the remaining healthy structure and completely surround your tooth, they allow you to keep and protect your natural tooth. Crowns improve the function of broken teeth and enhance your natural smile. Simply put, crowns protect your broken teeth and enhance your overall look!
Different Types of Crowns
Dental crowns are made from various types of materials. The first step is to determine which tooth needs a crown, then the material is chosen.
- Metal crowns are made of gold and last a long time and won’t chip or break.
- Composite crowns look natural don’t chip as easily as porcelain crowns, although they tend to wear more quickly from chewing.
- Porcelain crowns look the most natural and are more brittle than metal or composite and may chip more easily.
- Porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns look natural and are more durable than porcelain or composite crowns.
Dental Bridges From Your Port Coquitlam Dentist
A dental bridge also referred to as a “fixed bridge” or a “fixed dental prosthesis,” is a dental restoration that replaces one or more missing teeth. The dental bridge is affixed to healthy teeth and usually extends across an area that has no teeth. In some cases, the bridge is made up of an artificial tooth joined between two crowns. Since the bridge is permanent and cannot be removed you must have a consultation with your dentist
Key Benefits of Crowns, and Bridges
- They are custom designed to fit your look and bite
- All options are durable
- They remove dark gum lines
- All treatments are quick and painless
- They restore natural form and function
- Bridges especially prevent teeth from shifting
- All improve your ability to speak and chew
- All restore your beautiful natural smile
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