Crowns and Bridges
Northtown Dental Associates provides crown and bridge work for all your needs, located in North Edmonton. If your teeth are heavily decayed, sometimes a filling isn’t enough to repair the damage. However, you may not be ready to move on to dentures just yet. Crowns and bridges are both used to help repair decaying or broken teeth, but what are the differences between the two?
If your mouth has missing teeth, your surrounding teeth may drift or decay, creating additional spaces that may alter your bite or affect the aesthetics of your smile. Dental Bridges are used to help replace missing teeth and can be constructed of porcelain, metal or a high gold alloy depending upon your personal preference. Their name is derived from their ability to literally “bridge” gaps between your teeth. Bridges involve attaching your replacement tooth permanently to the teeth on either side to prevent movement from occurring, and to replace missing teeth.
The dental bridging procedure is quite simple and easy. First, we will smoothen down your teeth and take a clear and accurate model of that area. After that, a temporary plastic cover is fixed to protect the smoothed teeth until your bridgework is being constructed. Once the bridgework is complete, the temporary covers are removed and the bridgework in fixed. After minor adjustments, it is cemented or bonded onto the teeth. For further information on dental bridges in Edmonton, book an appointment today.
A dental crown replaces the outer layer of your tooth by a millimetre or so in all dimensions. It varies in shape and size depending on the tooth. The crowns are usually custom-made and fixed to the tooth. Dental Crowns are used to make your teeth stronger and more aesthetically appealing. Crowns cover and support your teeth that had a large filling where tooth decay has weakened or discoloured your teeth. They are also used to protect teeth that are treated with a root canal. Crowns can also be constructed of various materials depending upon your personal preference. The crowns are available in different materials like full metal/gold, porcelain fused to metal, porcelain fused to ceramic, and all porcelain (CEREC or e-Max crown).
There are certain factors which are considered before constructing and placing the tooth crown. Factors such as the size of the tooth, the position of the tooth, bite force in the area, and more. You can always visit our dentist in North Edmonton clinic to learn more about the dental crowning procedure and other facts relating to it.
Professional endodontists and general dentists also offer root canal therapy to save natural teeth. Northtown Dental Associates in north Edmonton offers root canal therapy as part of our family dentistry services.