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Crowns & Bridges

All Capital Dentistry dental clinics across Ottawa and Gatineau offer crown and bridge work as part of their suite of services. If you have missing or damaged teeth, then having a crown or bridge is a simple way of fixing the problem. So, which treatment is right for you?

Crowns

crowns_02If you have a damaged or broken tooth that is restorable, or a tooth with a very large old filling, fabricating a crown can be the most favourable option in restoring the tooth to its optimal condition. If a significant amount of tooth structure still remains after an initial break, or the target tooth needs only the replacement of a small filling, then a CEREC Onlay may be the more ideal option.

Crowns are a type of dental restoration that act like a cap. They essentially cover the entire tooth. Crowns differ from composite fillings/inlays/onlays that only fill in or cover over just a portion of a tooth. Since dental crowns encase the entire visible part of a tooth, they effectively become the tooth’s new outer surface.

Common applications include rebuilding broken or decayed teeth, strengthening weakened teeth and as a cosmetic enhancement. Crowns can be made out of porcelain/ceramic, gold alloy, or a combination of both. Dental crowns are often referred to as “dental caps”. The majority of crowns placed in our offices are high strength, highly cosmetic full-ceramic crowns.

Bridges

crowns and bridgesDental bridges can be an effective solution for replacing missing teeth. A missing tooth will cause bone loss of the jaw, additional strain on the adjacent teeth and can affect your speech, your bite and your ability to chew efficiently.

Dental bridges literally create a “bridge” between teeth by filling the missing area with strong, natural-looking artificial teeth. Because they are custom-made, bridges are barely noticeable and can restore the natural contour and colour of teeth as well as the proper bite relationship between upper and lower teeth.

Bridges are durable and semi-permanent – they can only be removed by a dentist. They are considered very comfortable and are proven to strengthen teeth. Ultimately, for replacing a missing tooth, bridges are a close second to Implants in quality and longevity. If the conditions are met, implants will always be the better option. Nevertheless, bridges can give your smile a boost with the appearance of full, healthy teeth and also allow you to get back to eating and speaking normally with added confidence.

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