Dental Crowns & Bridges
Dental crowns and dental bridges are some of the core services we offer at the Northern Dental Centre for individual teeth or in some cases, full mouth repair.
Our team of professional dentists will guide you through the process of getting crowns and dental bridges. But let’s take a look at these two procedures we provide at the Northern Dental Centre.
What are Dental Crowns?
A dental crown is an artificial cover that fits over the top of your tooth; hence the name. A dental crown will be molded into the shape of your tooth and cemented in place using a special type of dental cement.
In most cases we offer same day crowns through our Cerec Crown System. With the help of a computer, our dentists designs a digital 3D image of your tooth and crown with precise measurements. The design is edited for all the precisions such as indentations, ridges, pits, and fissures. Once the final design is ready, a milling machine carves a replica of the design to make a crown out of a single ceramic block.
Occasionally, we do have to send the crown out to a lab and we will require a 2nd visit to our offices to cement the crown for you.
So if you have a broken or worn down tooth, a crown could be the perfect option for you. Crowns are a long term solution which provide a strong protection over your natural tooth.
What are Dental Bridges?
If your tooth is badly decayed, we might suggest removing the infected tooth and providing you with a bridge. A bridge replaces one or more missing teeth. For a bridge to be a suitable restoration, there needs to be sound teeth on either side of the space(s). Crowns are placed over your natural teeth with a solid unit in the center to replace the space. The bridge is one piece that is inserted all at once.
If you want to find out more about crowns and bridges at the Northern Dental Centre, call us today at 780-532-1786.
FAQ's for Crowns and Dental Bridges
Will crowns and dental bridges change my look?
In most cases, no. They’re designed to be aesthetically pleasing on the eye. They are designed to improve the look of your smile and make you more confident.
Should I opt for crowns or bridges?
They’re two different things. Crowns are to protect existing teeth, whereas bridges are to replace missing teeth and provide stability in the dentition.
Are Crowns or Bridges My Only Option?
No, other options are available such as partial dentures or implants. It is best to book an examination with one of our doctors to review all options and make the best decisions.
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