Crowns and Bridges

Dental Bridges and Crowns in Scarborough

Dental Crowns in Scarborough

Crowns (caps) are used to provide structural support for teeth that have been compromised. Teeth with fractures or substantial loss of structure due to trauma or cavities may need a crown to enhance the long term survival of the tooth.

Some indications for a tooth in need of a crown restoration are:

  1. Loss of large amount of tooth structure due to cavities
  2. Severe wear of teeth due to grinding or clinching habits
  3. Root canal treatment of teeth
  4. Restoring the functional and aesthetic contours of teeth
  5. Closing gaps between teeth

There are multiple types of crowns that are used in dentistry today. Depending on the specific conditions of the patient and their individual aesthetic or functional requirements, a certain type of crown may be chosen. This will be discussed during the treatment planning session with each patient.

Dental Bridges in Scarborough

Do you have gaps in your mouth from one or more missing teeth that hinder your chewing and/or speech ability, or affect the overall appearance of your smile?

Over time, additional dental problems may arise and your teeth and bite may become misaligned. At our Scarborough dental office, dental bridges are often used to fill in the gaps where there are missing teeth, and to restore the function and appeal of your smile.

The Dental Bridge Procedure

During a dental bridge procedure, our dentist will re-contour and reshape the teeth on either side of the gap. Dental crowns will be made to fit these teeth, and a natural-looking prosthetic tooth will be custom-crafted in a lab to fill the gap. Once the dental bridge has been crafted, our dentist will cement it securely in between your healthy teeth, leaving you with the same support and appearance of all-natural teeth.

A dental bridge procedure is often combined with other dental treatments for patients in need of a full smile makeover.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding Dental Bridges, feel free to contact us and set up a consultation appointment with one of our dentists.