If one or more of your teeth are affected by decay, chips, cracks, or other forms of damage, dental crowns may provide an ideal solution. Crowns offer both cosmetic and oral health benefits, reinforcing the structure of a tooth while helping to make a smile look whole and natural again.
Dental crowns and bridges are crucial to protect broken or damaged teeth and improve or maintain oral health. Crowns received from Burnaby Heights Dental Centre can be used to replace a single tooth permanently, to protect damaged teeth, or to establish the anchoring of a bridge that replaces several missing or damaged teeth. Since crowns can be placed over dental implants, they are often utilized to offer stable bridgework.
Crowns take the place of natural teeth in both appearance and function. If a tooth is partially intact with sound and healthy roots, a crown can be secured to the top of the tooth to prevent further damage and give a new appearance. If a tooth is missing entirely, crowns can be used in combination with dental implants to create completely natural-feeling new tooth and root structures.
WHAT CAN PORCELAIN DENTAL CROWNS DO?
Porcelain crowns can resolve deeper problems with teeth that cannot be remedied with other treatments:
DENTAL CROWN TREATMENT
Crowns are typically custom-made to blend seamlessly into each patient’s unique smile. They are carefully crafted to complement the surrounding natural teeth in terms of color, size, shape, and texture and to restore integrity to the patient’s bite. Your dentist will first prepare your tooth by eliminating decay and shaping the tooth surface to fit perfectly with the new crown. The dentist then works with you until your new bite is perfect and the crown is completely comfortable in your mouth. The surface of your crown will be indistinguishable from natural teeth, and your tooth’s structure and function will be permanently restored.
PORCELAIN FIXED BRIDGES
In the case of several damaged teeth, a porcelain fixed bridge will restore the shape of the jaw and replace the appearance and function of several teeth at once. A fixed bridge consists of crowns that fit over neighboring natural teeth, permanently anchoring the artificial teeth in place. Fixed bridges may be placed together with dental implants to ensure they are structurally sound. As with other porcelain dental treatments, fixed bridges will blend in with other teeth and recreate a person’s natural bite. Contact your Burnaby Heights Dental Centre professional at (604) 320 7321 to arrange for a free consultation on how your natural, attractive smile can be fully restored.