Are You Concerned About
The Heath of Your Teeth?

Dental Crowns & Bridges

Are you concerned about the health of your teeth? If you have had damage to your smile or have lost a tooth, it may be time to consider a replacement. Leaving a gap in your smile can cause your other teeth to shift out of place. If you do not address a tooth that requires repair, the problem will likely only worsen, resulting in more complex and costly treatment in the future

You can protect your smile and restore your confidence with crowns and bridges. Both of these forms of restorative dentistry are available at Plenty Smiles. Our team is experienced in providing crowns or bridges to help you enjoy showing off your smile again.

The Benefits of Dental Crowns and Bridges

  • Support a tooth that has been significantly damaged by decay
  • Protect a tooth that is damaged from being worn away further
  • Act as a protective barrier to a tooth after root canal
  • Hold a broken or cracked tooth together
  • Cover a dental implant
  • Changing the shape or colour of a tooth and thereby improving its appearance
  • A bridge or crown allows a patient to chew and eat normally

A Crown to Fix Damaged Teeth

A dental crown is appropriate for a tooth that is subject to cracking or breaking. It will help to protect your tooth in the long term or can be used to correct the shape of the tooth. Crowns can also replace large fillings in a tooth that has cracked or broken down.

Commonly, crowns are fitted on a tooth after a root canal has been performed. This procedure involves removing the nerve from your tooth. With the nerve gone, your tooth won’t get the nutrition it naturally would get to revitalise. That’s why your tooth is more likely to break down after a root canal procedure.

Crowns are typically made in one of two materials: ceramic or porcelain. In days past, a gold crown might be common, but there are few situations in which this would now be recommended. Porcelain and ceramic are both natural-looking and can be coloured in a way to match the rest of your teeth.

The Process of Getting a Crown

When you get a dental crown, two separate appointments are required to complete your procedure. They’ll be scheduled about 2-3 weeks apart, which gives our laboratory time to custom-create your dental crown. At the first appointment, you’ll be here for about 1-2 hours. It’s about an hour for a single crown and up to two hours if you’re having multiple crowns done.

The initial visit involves preparing your tooth to receive the permanent crown. You’ll be under dental anaesthetic the whole time to ensure your comfort. You’ll receive a temporary crown to wear until yours is completed.

At your follow-up visit, you’ll get to take a look at your new crown. It will be cemented into place, and your dentist will inspect the fit to make sure it goes seamlessly with the rest of your smile.

Dental Bridges to Fill a Gap

If you are missing teeth, you may have looked into tooth replacement options. It can be confusing to navigate which is best for you. That’s where our team comes in. Often, we recommend bridges to people who do not have sufficient material in their jawbone to support a dental implant. When that is the case, a dental bridge can fill the gap and restore your smile.

A bridge is made of ceramic material. It’s held in place by teeth on either side of the open space where a single tooth or multiple teeth have gone missing.

The Process of Getting a Bridge

Getting a bridge will take about 2-3 weeks in total, with two separate appointments needed to complete the process. The teeth around the bridge must be prepared at your initial appointment. Then, you’ll get a temporary bridge to wear until the laboratory creates yours.

At a follow-up appointment, your permanent bridge will be cemented into place. It is colour-matched and shaped appropriately to fit in perfectly with the rest of your teeth. Unlike a denture, a bridge does not get removed. It will give you a great deal of confidence, knowing it can’t shift out of place.

Crowns & Bridges FAQ’s

Am I a candidate for crowns or bridges?
You need to make sure that you have healthy gums before getting a crown or a bridge. Since your gums are what will hold your restoration in place, they must be in good shape.
How do I care for my crown or bridge?
You’ll want to treat your crown or bridge just like a natural tooth. Be sure to brush and floss around it carefully to prevent gum disease from setting in. At your regular checkups, we’ll look at your crown or bridge to ensure that it’s staying healthy and in good shape. You should have these appointments every six months to preserve your oral health.

Contact Us Today About Dental Crowns & Bridges & Turn Your Smile into Your Best Feature

Do consult with us about the best procedure for you before you decide on any one option.
It is time to fall in love with your smile again!