Crowns & Bridges
As time goes on, your smile naturally ages. The most noticeable issues with your teeth occur when you have old fillings, tooth decay, broken or missing teeth. At times you might even see dark lines around your existing crowns or sometimes called caps. This can have a noteworthy effect on your health and overall appearance.
At Erin Hills dental we offer you non-removable tooth replacement that doesn’t involve surgical treatment. Crown and bridgework takes less time than dental implants and are a good alternative for those patients do not have the oral health to support dental implants.
A dental crown is a custom-designed, tooth-shaped restoration that is fitted over the prepared surface of a damaged tooth to recapture the appearance and function of the tooth. Sometimes, it’s not possible to repair your damaged tooth using fillings. Instead, you need a porcelain crown. It encloses your entire tooth, restoring it to its proper size, shape and natural look. A porcelain crown will also protect your tooth from any further damage.
Porcelain is the most popular kind of crowns because they best resemble your natural teeth to provide a beautiful long-lasting smile; they also help keep your jaw and bite aligned for proper function. Regular check-ups at Erin Hills, and good oral hygiene habits, will ensure it lasts a long time.
Dr. Hormoz may recommend a crown for the following reasons:
- To repair broken or fractured teeth.
- For cosmetic enhancement.
- To restore decayed teeth.
- To repair fractured fillings.
A bridge is used to replace one or more missing teeth and is usually attached securely to the existing teeth on either side of the gap. Porcelain bridges are an excellent alternative to replace missing teeth and may be able to replace your old partial denture.
A porcelain bridge is a custom device that is bonded to neighbouring teeth to replace one or more missing teeth. When a lost tooth is replaced with a bridge, the teeth on either side of the missing one are prepared as crowns to hold the artificial tooth in place. Dental bridges are highly durable and can enhance your smile for many years. Dr. Hormoz may recommend dental bridges for the following reasons:
- Fill space of missing teeth.
- Maintain facial shape.
- Prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position.
- Restore chewing and speaking ability.
- Restore your smile.
- Upgrade from a removable partial denture to a permanent dental appliance.
Call our office today to learn more about Dental Crowns & Bridges options in Erin, Ontario, or to schedule your smile consultation with Dr. Hormoz –– 519-315-3151