Palladium Dental offers crown and bridge work as part of our suite of services. If you are located near Kanata and are missing a tooth or recently damaged your teeth, then dental crowns or bridges could be the answer. So which do you choose?
Dental crowns can be a desirable option if you have a damaged tooth that is restorable and does not need extraction.
The purpose of a crown is to act like a cap for the damaged tooth. They fully cover the damaged portion of a tooth which lies at or above the gum line. Not to be confused with composite fillings, inlays, or onlays that only fill in or cover over just a portion of a tooth, dental crowns encase the entire visible part of a tooth. They effectively become the tooth’s new outer surface.
Crowns can be made out of porcelain/ceramic, gold alloy, or a combination of both. They are most commonly used to rebuild broken or decayed teeth, strengthen weakened teeth or as a cosmetic enhancement. Dental crowns are often referred to as “dental caps”.
When an adult tooth is lost, it can cause more than just an unsightly gap. A missing tooth will cause bone loss in the jaw, additional strain on the adjacent teeth and can affect your speech and ability to chew correctly. Dental bridges are one option for replacing missing teeth and preventing such harmful side effects.
Bridges fill the gap where a tooth once was by literally creating a “bridge” between adjacent teeth.
The bridge fills the missing area with strong, natural-looking artificial teeth. Because they are custom-made, bridges are barely noticeable and can restore the natural contour 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.
To get more information about how we can help with fixing damaged or missing teeth, or to make an appointment, contact us today.