Dental Crowns and Bridges in Edmonton
If a tooth is damaged, dental crowns may be used to restore the appearance, function, and shape of the tooth. Dental crowns may be required if you have a root canal, a large filling, or a broken tooth.
Dental crowns are hollow artificial teeth that are used to protect a damaged or decayed tooth from further damage. Dental crowns are made from a variety of material, such as metal (gold), composites, and porcelain, and are strong and durable. Your dentist will determine the correct material best suited to your situtation. Dental crowns usually last for 10 years or longer provided that they are taken good care of.
If multiple teeth are damaged or missing, dental bridges may be a suitable solution to replace one or missing teeth and restore functionality and appearance.
Dental bridges extend over an area that has no teeth, and use existing teeth, crowns, or dental implants to support the bridge and new artificial teeth. As dental bridges are secured by your own teeth, they are a strong and permanent solution. There are a variety of dental bridges, and your dentist will determine the most appropriate type of bridge in consideration of the location of missing teeth and the condition of your existing teeth, mouth, and gums.
Dental bridges usually last for 10 years or more, and require regular daily hygiene such as brushing and flossing to maintain their optimal condition and functionality.