The application of crowns, bridges and even dental implants is common and all are highly successful procedures. At our Calgary dental office, we create crowns and bridges that are precision-crafted to restore your smile’s, appearance and full functionality of your mouth.
“At Aviation Dental , we want you to speak, chew, and laugh with total confidence. Teeth weakened with old fillings, cavities, fractures, or missing teeth can be beautifully restored with crowns, onlays and bridges.”
A crown (or cap) is a covering that encases the entire tooth surface restoring it to its original shape and size. A crown protects and strengthens tooth structure that cannot be restored with fillings or other types of restorations.
Although there are several types of crowns, porcelain (tooth colored crown) are the most popular, because they resemble your natural teeth. They are highly durable and will last many years, but like most dental restorations, they will eventually need to be replaced. Porcelain crowns are made to match the shape, size, and color of your teeth giving you a natural, long-lasting, and beautiful smile.
Reasons for crowns:
- Broken or Fractured Teeth
- Cosmetic Enhancement
- Decayed Teeth
- Fractured Fillings
- Large Fillings
- A tooth has a Root Canal
What does getting a crown involve?
A crown procedure usually requires two appointments. Your first appointment will include taking several highly accurate molds (or impressions) that will be used to create your custom crown. A mold will also be used to create a temporary crown which will stay on your tooth for approximately two weeks until your new crown is fabricated by a dental laboratory.
While the tooth is numb, the dentist will prepare the tooth by removing any decay and shaping the surface to properly fit the crown. Once these details are accomplished, your temporary crown will be placed with a temporary cement and your bite will be checked to ensure you are biting properly.
At your second appointment, your temporary crown will be removed, the tooth will be cleaned, and your new crown will be carefully placed to ensure the spacing and bite are accurate.
You will be given care instructions and encouraged to have regular dental visits to check your new crown.
A bridge is a dental restoration that replaces one or more missing teeth. It extends across an area that has no teeth and is firmly held in place by your own teeth or dental implants on either side of the missing tooth/teeth. A bridge is permanent and cannot be removed. If you take good care of your bridge it can last as long as ten years or more. It must be cared for similarly to your own teeth with regular cleaning and flossing.
Our Calgary dentists will discuss in detail the procedure for preparing a bridge with you.
To find out if a crown or a bridge is right for you, call our office today at 403-266-3100 or request an appointment online here.