Crowns and Bridges
At Maxicare Dental, we understand the importance of a healthy and attractive smile. That’s why we offer a full range of dental services, including crowns and bridges. Crowns are used to restore damaged, decayed or cracked teeth, and they can also be used to improve the appearance of teeth that are misshapen or discoloured.
Bridges are used to replace missing teeth, and they can be made from a variety of materials, including porcelain or metal. Whether you’re looking for a single tooth or multiple teeth replacements, we can help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted. Visit us today for all your dental needs.
A dental crown is a type of dental restoration that completely caps or encircles a tooth or dental implant. Crowns are often needed when cracks or a large filling threatens the ongoing health of a tooth. They are also used to support teeth with a large cavity when there isn’t enough tooth left to hold a filling in place.
They can be made from reinforced composite resin, porcelain or metal. Our dentist will recommend the type that’s best for you based on the location of the tooth, how visible it is, and your bite. The procedure usually takes two visits to complete, but same-day crowns are also available on request. So, if done in two visits, during the first visit, your tooth will be prepared and a digital scan will be taken.
A temporary crown will be placed over your tooth while your permanent crown is being made. At your second visit, usually, about two weeks later, your dentist will remove the temporary crown and check the fit and shade of your new crown. Once you and your dentist are both happy with it, the crown will be cemented over your tooth. With proper care, your new dental crown should last for many years.
While dental crowns are typically used as a cosmetic procedure, they also offer several functional benefits. For example, dental crowns can help to improve your bite by restoring the natural shape of your teeth. Crowns can also be used to prevent further damage to a cracked tooth. In addition, they can help to hold a dental bridge in place. To learn more about the benefits of dental crowns, schedule an appointment with our dentist today.
Dental bridges are a common, yet often overlooked, treatment for missing teeth. Unlike dental implants, which require surgery to place them, bridges can be easily and quickly installed by your dentist. In addition, bridges are much more affordable than implants, making them a great option for those on a budget.
A dental bridge is a false tooth, known as a pontic, that is fused between two porcelain crowns to fill in the space left by a missing tooth. The two crowns holding it in place are attached to your natural teeth or implants, and the pontic lies in the gap.
Dental bridges are made from reinforced porcelain or metal and can last for many years. Natural teeth or implants can support bridges, and the number of teeth involved will determine the type of bridge that’s best for you.
Traditional bridges involve creating crowns for the teeth on both sides of the gap and attaching a pontic in between. Cantilever bridges are used when just one crown is enough to hold a pontic attached to it. Maryland bonded bridges have wings on each side of the pontic, that are bonded to the back of both teeth next to the gap. Our dentist will take into account factors such as where the gap is located in your mouth and whether or not the surrounding teeth are healthy enough to support a dental bridge.
The procedure for placing a dental bridge is typically completed in two visits to the dentist. During the first visit, the abutment teeth will be prepared for placement of the bridge. This usually involves removing some of the enamel from these teeth so that they can be fitted with crowns.
Once the abutment teeth have been prepared, digital scans will be taken to be used to design and create the crown(s) and the pontic. The pontic will be attached to the crown(s). The bridge will be checked for fit during the second visit and then permanently cemented into place. With proper care, a dental bridge can last for many years.
At Maxicare Dental, we understand the importance of a healthy and beautiful smile, so we offer a wide range of dental services, including dental bridges. Our experienced team will work with you to choose the best option for your individual needs.
We understand that losing teeth can be difficult, both physically and emotionally. Whether you’re looking to restore your smile or simply improve your oral health, we’re here to help. Contact Maxicare Dental today to learn more about our dental bridge services.
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