Crowns & Bridges
Dental Crown or Dental Bridge, What’s The Difference?
Dental crowns are caps that cover a damaged tooth to protect what remains of the tooth structure, providing a strong, long-lasting layer of protection between the tooth and the mouth. Dental crowns are used to treat teeth that have lost a significant part of their structure, which can happen as a result of tooth decay or the failure of a large filling. Bridges are fixed partial dentures, used to replace a missing tooth by joining permanently to adjacent teeth or dental implants. Both of these are common procedures for many people that are not able to suffice with their existing teeth, and the expert dental practitioners at Bur Oak Dental perform both procedures.
A bridge is fabricated by reducing the teeth on either side of the missing tooth by a preparation pattern determined by the location of the teeth and by the material from which the bridge is constructed. It is reduced to size in order to accommodate the new material that will be used to restore the original shape of the tooth.
Additionally, Bur Oak Dental also performs procedures on dental crowns, which involves using a dental impression of a prepared tooth to fabricate the crown outside the mouth. The crown can then be inserted at a later date. Both procedures can be performed within a relatively short period of time, and they are generally not painful or difficult for the person getting the treatment.
How Does It Work Exactly?
Historically, many crowns that were placed on teeth towards the back of the mouth were made out of gold. It was rarely anything else that was used, gold being a very strong material, but aesthetically the results were not very pleasing. For the front teeth, it became possible to fond porcelain to a metal inner layer so that the crown was tooth-coloured, although mismatches were a common occurrence of these procedures. The development of dental technology over the past few decades has improved the results of such procedures, and made the repair of teeth with crowns and bridges a lot more successful and aesthetically pleasing.
Is Dental Crown Right For Me?
Just as any other medical procedure, crowns and bridges take careful planning at the our Markham Dental facilities, providing the proper investigation, preparation and action to ensure that the resulting repairs are in sync with the results that a client expects, and that the overall oral health of the teeth repaired are maintained in the long run. Ensuring the quality of our work is the top priority of our dental team, including all dental practitioners, dental technicians and dental assistants. Call us today for a free consultation so we can help you build that healthy and confident smile that you deserve.