If you have damaged teeth, dental crowns and bridges can restore your smile. Unlike removable devices such as dentures, which you can take out and clean daily, crowns and bridges are cemented onto existing teeth or implants, and can only be removed by a dentist.
A dental bridge is used to fill a gap created by one or more missing teeth. It is mounted onto existing teeth or implants. Gaps left by missing teeth can cause the remaining teeth to rotate or shift into the empty spaces, resulting in a bad bite. The imbalance caused by missing teeth can also lead to gum disease and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders.
A crown is used to entirely cover or “cap” a damaged tooth. Besides strengthening a damaged tooth, a front tooth crown can be used to improve your smile’s appearance, shape or alignment. A crown can also be placed on top of an implant to provide a tooth-like shape and structure for function.
First appointment: For a dental crown in Epping, your dentist will prepare the tooth or the adjacent tooth for a bridge. Preparation will involve reshaping your teeth to allow room for the bridge/crown to be placed over them. Impressions of your teeth will be made and sent to a dental lab to serve as a model for your dental bridge/crown to ensure a proper fit and colour match. A temporary bridge/crown usually is made to put on the prepared tooth/teeth while awaiting for the permanent ones to be constructed by the lab.
Second appointment: Once your new bridge/crown arrives from the dental lab, it will be checked and adjusted for a perfect fit. If everything is satisfactory, it will be cemented with a permanent strong cement and your missing tooth fix will be ready to go!
At Aurora Epping Dental, we have helped many locals achieve the best version of themselves with tailored cosmetic dental procedures.
We respect your needs, wants, and budget. We deliver the most natural-looking smile makeover that you’ve always wanted.