When examining your teeth, we will let you know if you need a crown or bridge. Crowns and bridges are prosthetic devices cemented on your existing teeth or in the spaces where your original teeth once were, protecting your mouth from further harm.
Aftercare treatment is important following your crown and bridge procedure. Please read the below instructions.
When you have a damaged tooth or are in need of a large filling but there is not enough tooth left, we provide you with a hollow artificial tooth called a crown. Crowns protect your weak tooth from fracturing, adds natural colour to your discoloured or poorly shaped tooth, covers your root canal treated tooth, blankets dental implants and even attaches to a bridge. Caps, what crowns are also known as, can last for many years. Just as caps provide you with several tooth repair options, they also come in many different forms.
Also known as a fixed bridge, a bridge is a hollow artificial tooth covering your natural tooth or dental implant. We will use a bridge on you when you are missing one or more teeth. We cement a bridge to your natural teeth or implants surrounding the empty space.
As with crowns, bridges come in a variety of options. We will advise you which choice is best for you.
We will use a traditional bridge if you have natural teeth on either side of the gap where your tooth is missing. Each side of your missing tooth is prepped for crowns.
If there are not enough healthy teeth or teeth in general to support a bridge, or several/all teeth are missing then we use an implant. We anchor an implant to existing dental implants where they are surgically placed into your jawbone.
Custom made bridges are exactly as titled, custom formed bridges that are anchored to your dental implants
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If you have missing teeth in the front of your mouth we use this kind of bridge. We fuse your artificial teeth to metal bonds and cement them to the back of your natural teeth.
It is important to note that crowns and bridges can come loose or fall out so we suggest you take great care of them, as you would your regular teeth. Make sure you brush your crown or bridge with fluoride toothpaste twice a day and floss daily. Our team at Cambrian Dental continues to monitor you after your appointment and wants to check in
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