If you’re looking to improve the function and appearance of your dentition, many options are available. Put your trust in the team at Clinique Dentaire Grande-Allée for explanations on the various restorations that might be suitable for your teeth, gums, mouth, or missing teeth. We’ll take the time to find the perfect solution for you. If you’re looking to have a crown or bridge installed in Brossard, give us a call!
A crown can be used to restore the shape, appearance, and function of damaged teeth. You might also require a crown after a root canal, large filling, or if you suffer a broken tooth.
What Are Crowns Used For?
A crown is a hollow, artificial tooth that is used to cover a damaged tooth or cavity. The crown restores the tooth and protects it against further damage. Crowns can also be used to cover discoloured or deformed teeth. Once covered by a crown, your tooth’s appearance and function will be very similar to a natural tooth. It is also possible to install a crown over an implant, especially in cases where a patient is missing a tooth between two healthy teeth; this will prevent us from having to file down the healthy teeth.
Traditional Bridge and Bridge Over Implants
A bridge, also known as a fixed bridge or fixed dental prosthesis, is actually a dental restoration that replaces one or more missing teeth. When a patient has healthy teeth on both sides of an empty space, it is possible to file these teeth down to prepare them for a bridge. If this is not the case, dental implants may be surgically installed.
Next, the dentist takes an impression of your teeth in order to create a model which he or she will use to custom make the artificial teeth and custom crowns (as a single piece). In the interim, a temporary bridge will serve to protect your exposed teeth and gums. During your second appointment, the temporary bridge will be removed, and the permanent bridge will be installed.
Maryland bridges usually replace no more than one or two teeth. These devices are bonded with metal wings on the hidden surface of the teeth on either side of the space to be filled. This solution is used when the edentulous space occurs near the front of the mouth.
Cantilever bridges are used when the edentulous space occurs next to one healthy tooth only. In this case, the artificial tooth is bonded to one or several adjacent teeth.
A well-maintained bridge can last around 10 years. For this, it is crucial to maintain good oral hygiene: daily flossing and brushing and regular dental exams and cleanings. Your dentist will explain the right techniques and other information you should know.
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