Crown & Bridge Treatment Can Help Restore Your Smile’s Former Glory
Two popular procedures that are used to restore and strengthen a patient’s smile, at King East Dental in Stoney Creek, we’ve seen the beneficial and rejuvenating impacts of dental crown and bridge treatment time and time again!
What is a dental crown?
A cap that fits over an existing tooth, a dental crown restores its look, shape, size, and strength. It also helps protect it from decay and further damage. Different materials are used to make crowns, such as metal alloys, ceramics, and porcelain - the choice is based on where the crown will be placed in the mouth.
What is a bridge?
A bridge helps replace one or more missing teeth by attaching an artificial tooth (called a “pontic”) to two or more crowns, creating one solid unit. Bridges are usually made of either porcelain fused to metal or ceramics and can be used in both the upper and lower arch of the mouth.
What’s involved with crown and bridge treatment?
The process for getting a crown or bridge is quite simple. The dentist will first prepare your existing tooth or teeth for the crown. This involves removing any decay, measuring the tooth, and taking an impression. The dentist will then send this information to a dental lab where they fabricate your custom-made restoration. You’ll come back into the office when the restoration is ready, and it will be fitted and bonded into place at that time.
What oral health benefits does crown and bridge treatment provide?
There are many! Among them: restoring your smile and improving your chewing ability. Crowns also protect a weak or damaged tooth from further decay and can help maintain the health of your teeth by preventing bacteria from entering them. Bridges can also help prevent teeth from shifting and help restore your natural bite.
Is anyone a candidate for crown and bridge treatment?
While many people will be good candidates, there are exceptions, including those with gum disease, weakened enamel, and those who are not willing to commit to proper oral hygiene. Rest assured that our dentist will be able to determine if crown and bridge treatment is the best solution for your individual needs.
If you think you need crown or bridge treatment, contact King East Dental in Stoney Creek today!
Contact King East Dental About Crown & Bridge Treatment Today
- Replace one or more missing teeth
- Improve your chewing ability
- Protect your remaining team from overuse & damage
- Smile & speak with confidence
- Prioritize your oral health!