What are Crowns & Bridges?
Crowns and bridges are both dental treatments that can be used to help restore the normal function and appearance of your smile.
By filling the space left by missing teeth, crowns and bridges can help you maintain your natural facial shape, as well as return your ability to eat and speak properly.
By repairing structural problems such as damaged or missing teeth using a dental crown or bridge, our dentists can help alter the appearance your of your smile – and help protect your long-term oral health.
Dental crowns and bridges are custom-made to match the shape and colour of your existing teeth for a natural-looking appearance.
Crowns are hollow, artificial teeth that are placed over a decayed or damaged tooth to restore its original shape, size, and colour.
Crowns are made from durable materials such as porcelain and metal, so they are capable of lasting 10 years or more when given proper care.
A dental bridge is a natural-looking restoration that 'bridges' a gap of missing teeth in your mouth. Made up of one or more artificial teeth, the bridge is affixed to the teeth on either side of the gap to fill the space.
A bridge helps to prevent your other teeth from shifting positions to fill the space, which could lead to more serious dental issues, including gum disease.