Restore Your Smile
Our dentists recommend crowns and bridges as a non-surgical treatment for missing teeth.
Crowns and bridges are both permanent restorative options that can be used to fill in the spaces or gaps where teeth are missing or broken. It is important to restore missing teeth in order to maintain your facial structure and maintain your ability to speak and chew easily.
Crowns are hollow, artificial teeth that fit over a natural tooth or dental implant. While crowns can repair a damaged tooth, bridges replace missing teeth.
Bridges work by 'bridging' the gap between two natural teeth or dental implants.
If you're getting a bridge, your dentist will typically place crowns onto the teeth that will support the bridge to ensure they are strong enough.
How Dental Bridges Work
Bridges fill the empty space in your mouth left by missing teeth. It is important to fill this gap so your existing teeth don't shift out of place.
Your teeth shifting can cause discomfort and an increased risk of gum disease, tooth decay, and the loss of additional teeth.
Your dentist can replace these empty spaces with dental bridges. These fixed restorations can restore your smile and help your face maintain its shape.
Bridges are custom made to match the colour and shape of your natural teeth and create a natural-looking appearance.
How Dental Crowns Work
Crowns allow a dentist to restore a damaged or discoloured tooth to its original size and shape. They also serve as anchors for bridges.
Crowns help reinforce the strength and durability of your tooth, protecting it from further damage or loss.
Crowns can hold a cracked tooth together and prevent further damage since it is made from a strong, durable material.
Crowns can be made from stainless steel, metal, porcelain, resin, or ceramic depending on your unique needs and budget.