Crowns and Bridges
Do you have damaged or crooked teeth? Have years of tooth decay left your teeth weakened or discoloured? At Supreme Dental Care, we specialise in state-of-the-art restoration techniques. Whether you’re suffering from a damaged tooth or are recovering from root canal treatment, we offer the industry’s most advanced dental crown and bridges to restore both beauty and function.
What are Dental Crowns? | The Brilliance of a Perfect Smile
A dental crown acts as a literal cover, or cap, that goes over an existing tooth. Its purpose is to restore tooth appearance and function. Why would your dentist recommend a crown? Some of the most common reasons for this procedure include:
- Cavities that are too big for a traditional filling
- You’re missing a tooth and the dentist recommends a bridge
- Have a cracked, or weakened, tooth
- Restore the aesthetic appeal of a misshaped or discoloured tooth
What are Crowns Made of?
Like many dental appliances, crowns come in a variety of materials. Some of the most common materials used include:
- Metal Alloys
- Composite Resin
- Combination of Above Materials
Your dentist recommends the best crown material based on its location, gum tissue characteristics and your own preferences. The primary goal is to match your surrounding teeth while still offering structural support.
The Coronation of Your Teeth | How a Crown is Installed
Generally, two appointments are needed to install a crown. The first appointment prepares your tooth by removing the tooth’s enamel so it will fit. Your dentist then makes an impression of your tooth and installs a temporary crown while your permanent crown is made, which typically takes two weeks.
Once the dental laboratory completes your crown, you’ll return to the clinic and the dentist will install the crown. After making final adjustments, your dentist cements the crown in place.
What are Dental Bridges? | Connection of Strength and Stability
When you have missing teeth, a dental bridge fills the empty space. This procedure accomplishes two primary goals: maintains your natural face shape, which tends to change with missing teeth, and sustain a healthy bite. In many ways, a dental bridge maintains your connection to a healthy and beautiful mouth and face.
Your teeth were made to work as a team. When one goes missing, your entire mouth system is affected. Remaining teeth begin to shift, which can cause severe pain as excess pressure is placed on teeth and your jaw bone. Over time, drifting teeth become harder to clean and the risk of tooth decay and gum disease increases. The most noticeable symptom of tooth loss is its effects on your facial shape. Bone loss associated with missing teeth alters your jawline, cheeks and lips to look much older than you actually are.