Crowns and Bridges

Crowns are tooth-like caps that cover a carefully prepared existing tooth. The crown can act to strengthen the tooth to allow the attachment of a fixed bridge as well as to support a tooth that is lacking tooth structure. Crowns are also used to protect the structure of a fractured or broken tooth. Bridges are custom dental devices that are anchored to neighbouring teeth and replace one or more missing teeth.

What to know about Crowns and Bridges:

  • Crowns and bridges are efficient in restoring lost permanent teeth and supporting remaining teeth.
  • They are made of superior materials such as semi-precious or precious metals, porcelain or a combination of metal fused to porcelain.
  • Crowns are also used to protect teeth that have had root canal treatment to prevent fractures.

When missing teeth are not replaced, serious problems can arise on neighbouring teeth. The support and chewing forces of the remaining teeth are altered and shifting of the teeth can commence. Furthermore, the tooth opposing the missing tooth will begin to move up or down and out of the socket which can accelerate periodontal disease and lead to diminished bone structure. It is vital that missing teeth are replaced in order to prevent the eventual loss of other permanent teeth.

The dentists are Brisebois Dental Care are superb in preparing teeth to receive crowns and bridges. The best dental labs in the city are used to generate the best fitting crowns and bridges for our patients.