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Dental Crowns & Dental Bridges in Toronto

Dental Crowns

These are tooth prosthetics that are fitted on dental implants or natural tooth structure so as to restore damaged teeth. They are also known as caps. They are made out of porcelain or gold alloy or sometimes a combination of both. A crown is cemented into place, covering the visible area of the tooth above the gum. It becomes the new outer surface of the tooth giving it a fresh and rejuvenated yet still natural look. If you need to get that beautiful smile and great looking teeth, you can give us a visit today.

Dental Bridges

These are tooth prosthetics that are fitted for patients with missing teeth. Once a tooth is removed, a gap is left, which changes the shape of the jaw bone. Absence of the tooth’s causes the jaw bone to shrink and may cause the skin around the gap to sink in. This causes your face to wrinkle and it distorts your smile. To ensure this does not happen, dental bridges are inserted to cover the gap. The bridge will ensure that your jaw bone does not lose its shape and that you retain your lovely smile. It also keeps your teeth from shifting into the gap which causes misalignment of the teeth. Bridges are anchored and cemented in place by adjacent teeth, therefore, the health and strength of the anchoring teeth is vital for bridges. Give us a call today for a free consultation.

Frequently Asked Questions

What does the procedure entail?

Once you have been assessed and it is determined that you need a crown or a bridge, the procedure will commence. To ensure that the crown or bridge fits in perfectly, your teeth will have to be reduced. An impression of your bite is taken and is used to mold your crown. A porcelain prosthetic is that matches your teeth selected and a crown or bridge is perfectly molded. Once your prosthetic is ready, it is fitted and cemented in. Crowns and bridges are permanent and will need no replacements unless the anchoring teeth develop infections or complications.

After the procedure, what next?

After the procedure, it is normal to experience some discomfort in the gum area surrounding the tooth. The gums may be sore and to some, it may be a little bit of pain. It is also normal to experience sensitivity after the placement is done, especially to hot and cold things. However, the tooth will heal after a short period of time, some longer than others. Once it is completely healed, your new crowns or bridges fit right in and can’t be told apart from your natural teeth. Your teeth will feel just like your natural teeth, from the look, to the feel and the chewing capabilities after a brief adaptation period. The same way you take care of your natural teeth, proper care should be given to your crowns and bridges, with proper hygiene and regular visits to the dentist.