Dental Crowns and Bridges
At Simcoe Family Dentistry, we deeply care about your smile and understand the urgency of repairing a broken or missing tooth . That’s why we offer dental crowns and bridges at our dental bridge clinic. We are dedicated to improving smiles in Barrie and surrounding areas including Innisfil, Midhurst, Collingwood, Orillia, Midland, and Muskoka. Dental crowns and bridges are an important part of the dental bridge treatment we offer.
Restoring Your Natural Teeth with Dental Bridge Treatment
When your tooth is chipped, cracked, or decayed there may still be a chance to save and restore it. It is always our priority to save your natural teeth in an emergency and veneers crowns, and fixed bridges can provide the permanent and aesthetic solution you seek. These dental bridge treatments involve preparing your tooth in order to place a veneer, crown, or a fixed bridge on top, which is virtually indistinguishable from your natural teeth. This is the best possible option if most of your tooth is intact and can accommodate a dental crown and bridge. A dental crown will protect your tooth and enhance its overall longevity, while a dental bridge will replace a missing tooth or teeth and restore your bite.
How It’s Done
A veneer, dental crown or fixed bridge is installed as part of our dental bridge treatment, which starts by first preparing the tooth for treatment and taking an accurate manual impression for a custom fit. It may take a few weeks to prepare your crown, veneer or fixed bridge in the lab, so in the meantime, your dentist will give you a temporary crown while you wait. At our dental bridge clinic, this is done as a measure to protect your tooth and also as part of emergency cosmetic dentistry to enhance the aesthetic of your smile.
Your crown, veneer, or fixed bridge, created through our tooth crown treatment will consist of porcelain, metal, or a combination of both and will be custom-made to match your natural teeth perfectly. To ensure this, you may have to visit the lab where your dental appliance is being crafted for color matching and staining. Once your new tooth is ready, your crown, veneer, or fixed bridge will be permanently attached to your shaved natural tooth, thereby restoring your smile. With our dedicated dental bridge service, we ensure the best possible outcomes for our patients.
What is Bridgework?
If your tooth is missing altogether, your options for replacement would include tooth crowns and bridges or a dental implant. A fixed bridge, as part of our tooth crown treatment, is two crowns placed on the teeth adjacent to the missing tooth that is connected by a replica tooth, like a bridge. A bridge can be small and replace one missing tooth, or it can be larger to replace two or more missing teeth. Your dentist will be able to tell you what your options are based on your existing conditions and your individual oral health status.
Taking Care of Your Crown or Fixed Bridge
Just like other teeth, your crown, fixed bridge or veneer needs regular upkeep and maintenance, which is part of our dental bridge service. Your dental hygienist will recommend an appropriate interval for professional cleaning as well as regular placement of fluoride around crowns and bridges to keep the natural tooth strong. Ensure you brush and floss regularly to prevent plaque build-up for a beautiful smile that will last!