Marchwood Dental offers crown and bridge work as part of our suite of services. If you’re located near Kanata and are missing a tooth or recently damaged your teeth, then dental crowns or bridges could be the answer. So which do you choose?
Dental crowns can be a desirable option if you have a damaged tooth that does not need extraction.
The purpose of a crowns is to act like a cap for the damaged tooth. They fully cover the damaged portion of a tooth which lies at or above the gum line. Not to be confused with composite fillings/inlays/onlays that only fill in or cover over just a portion of a tooth, dental crowns encase the entire visible part of a tooth. They effectively become the tooth’s new outer surface.
Crowns can be made out of porcelain/ceramic, gold alloy, or a combination of both. They’re most commonly used to rebuild broken or decayed teeth, strengthen weakened teeth or as a cosmetic enhancement. Dental crowns are often referred to as “dental caps”.
When an adult tooth is lost, it can cause more than just an unsightly gap. A missing tooth will cause bone loss of the jaw, additional strain on the adjacent teeth and can affect your speech and ability to chew correctly. Dental bridges are another option for fixing missing teeth and preventing these harmful side effects.
Dental bridges fill the gap where a tooth once was by literally create a “bridge” between adjacent teeth. The bridge fills the missing area with strong, natural-looking artificial teeth. Because they are custom-made, bridges are barely noticeable and can restore the natural contour of teeth as well as the proper bite relationship between upper and lower teeth. Bridges are durable and semi-permanent – they can only be removed by a dentist. They’re considered very comfortable and are proven to strengthen teeth.
The result gives your smile a boost with the appearance of full, healthy teeth and also allows you to get back to eating and speaking normally with added confidence. It can also prevent any further damage to your jaw and surrounding teeth.
To get more information about how we can help with fixing damaged or missing teeth, or to make an appointment, contact us today.