Crowns and Bridges in OakvilleDental Crowns
A crown is a protective covering placed over a tooth to protect it from fracturing. Crowns are generally recommended for a tooth with a large restoration, a fracture, or a tooth that has had endodontic treatment.
Crowns can be made using noble alloys like gold for strength and ceramics for natural looking aesthetics. Dr. Nitin Kapoor offers beautiful, metal-free all ceramic crowns for superb natural aesthetics and translucency - just like your own teeth!
Typically, the dental crown procedure is completed in two stages. During the first stage, the dentist removes portions of your natural tooth’s structure to accommodate the dental crown. Surrounding teeth may also be prepared in this way. An impression is made and sent to the lab where your dental crown is created in about two weeks. A temporary crown in installed until you are able to receive your permanent one. When you return to the dentist’s office, the temporary crown is removed and your new, custom dental crown is securely bonded in place.
For some patients, the dental crown procedure is altered to meet specific goals. For example, if crowns are being utilized to anchor a dental bridge or as a dental implant restoration, the steps in the dental crown procedure will be slightly different. Also, teeth with extensive damage may require that a root canal be performed prior to placing the crown. Additionally, new technology has made it possible to complete some dental crown procedures in a single office visit! A consultation with your dentist can help you better understand the unique steps in your dental crown procedure.
Crowns are strong, durable and can be made to protect or enhance front or back teeth. They can also be a vital aspect of dental implant restoration.
A dental bridge is a series of crowns that are linked together and it is designed to replace one or more missing teeth. Crowns and bridges are non-removable restorations and are often part of comprehensive restorative treatment to increase the vertical dimension of your mouth, to rejuvenate your appearance, maintain your airway and enhance your ability to speak, chew and smile.
The dentist will begin your dental bridge work by filing down the adjacent teeth to accommodate the crowns. Then, the dentist will take impressions of the teeth which will be used to create the dental crowns.
Once the crowns are finished (crowns can be all-ceramic or made of metal or porcelain fused to metal), the false tooth (or teeth) will be bonded to them. When the dental bridge is ready, a return visit to the dentist will be necessary to place it on the teeth. During your final visit, the dentist securely cements the crowns over the surrounding teeth to complete your smile with the dental bridge. With proper care, dental bridges will last five to seven years and, in some cases, longer.
For more information of dental crowns and bridges, call us at 905-339-0404 or visit our dental practice, Trafalgar Village Dental in Oakville.