Dental Care Niagara
PROSTHETIC-FIXED (CROWN & BRIDGE)
A crown or a cap is the restoration that fits over your tooth and restores a decayed or damaged tooth to its normal shape and size. Tooth required the crown when it has had a large filling, big cavity or have had previous root canal that has weakened the remaining tooth structure. To prevent further fracture or breakdown of remaining tooth structure, your dentist can shave down the tooth, so that crown can be cemented over the remaining tooth structure. The resulting crown will feel and appear like your natural tooth. Besides improved esthetics, the crown will also improve longevity and function of your tooth. It can be made out of gold, metal or porcelain material depending on clinical scenario. Ask Dr. Daniela and her team whether any of your remaining teeth would benefit from this type of protection.
If you are missing one or more teeth, one of the most common ways of replacing those missing teeth is by fabrication of bridge. Teeth on either side of the space are used for support of the bridge and as such are prepared during the first appointment. During this first appointment, the molds are taken and temporary bridge is placed in patient’s mouth. During second appointment, final bridge is cemented onto the supporting teeth. Besides providing esthetic replacement of missing teeth, fixed bridge also helps restore normal function and proper position of your bite. Not sure, whether implant or bridge is better option for your missing teeth, not a problem. Ask Dr. Daniela next time you are visiting your Dental Care Niagara family and she will be more than happy to discuss your options with you.