When a tooth becomes structurally unstable, it will either have to be removed or protected from further damage to prevent pain, loss, or even worse, infection. The most common way of doing this is with crowns and bridges.
A happy, healthy smile is essential to living a happy and healthy life, so Beechgrove Family Dental knows how important it is to make sure that your natural teeth are saved or that you are given a great looking alternative. A bridge is a great alternative to replacing your missing teeth and can give the appearance of a full set of teeth. A crown is simply a covering that protects the tooth from further damage.
What exactly are crowns and bridges?
There are many reasons why you might lose a tooth, such as neglect, trauma, natural decay, or genetics. When that does happen it is either going to cause you a lot of pain, leave a hole in your smile, or both. The most common dentistry solution in this case is either a bridge or a crown. These are both viable alternatives to more invasive procedures and can save your smile completely.
Crowns are used when a tooth is severely fractured or at risk of suffering a significant or catastrophic fracture. They are essentially an artificial cap that goes over the tooth to protect it. You can use it to chew just like you would a normal tooth and it looks completely natural.
Bridges are a dental technique used to replace a missing tooth. An artificial tooth is put in between two crowns so that it has adequate support, creating “a bridge” across the gap in your smile.
Over our three decades of operation in Scarborough, Beechgrove Family Dental has helped countless people keep their smile. Our dedicated team lead by Dr. Alex Kim wants our patients to know that we care about their overall health, and not just their teeth. At our dental clinic, we treat you as one of the family.
Come visit us today and see why our patients love taking a trip to the dentist!