Dental crowns and bridges are materials used to strengthen, maintain and restore missing or damaged teeth. They are usually made from ceramic, metal alloys or porcelain fused to metal. A dental crown also commonly referred to as a cap, is used as a treatment option to reinforce weak, worn, chipped and extensively broken down teeth. They are also recommended if the tooth has undergone root canal treatment or have cracks that extend deep into the tooth. They serve to protect the tooth surfaces of a weakened or compromised tooth from further wear and fracture mainly from the forces of chewing and grinding of teeth.
Once the Crown is fabricated they are cemented to the existing tooth structure. Dental Crown is also used to close gaps in between your front teeth or to improve the shape, size and appearance of existing teeth.
A dental bridge is used to replace missing teeth. They are fabricated to restore lost natural teeth, aesthetics and function. Furthermore, dental bridges vary in their design, indications and function. Some examples of type of bridges are maryland bridges, cantilever bridges and implant supported bridges.
If you need more information on our dental crowns and bridges treatment procedure or cost, call us or book an appointment online. The Dental Retreat services in Macleod, Bundoora and surrounding areas.