For a quick solution to a damaged tooth, a crown may be applied. Try this quick and convenient treatment to your tooth problems.
Treatment: On average your new crown can be installed in two visits. Below is just one of many options for treatment. Please consult with one of our dentists to learn what solution is best for you.
- First evaluations are made and then the dentist makes impressions of the existing natural crown that will be used as the prototype for the new one.
- The old tooth is prepared and adjusted as needed for the temporary crown to be attached.
- On the second visit, the new crown is fitted and placed. This takes place about a week after your first visit.
The new crown will blend in with your natural ones. Be sure to take care of it as you would your natural teeth with regular flossing and brushing with routine visits to our Edmonton office for cleanings.
Alternatives to ceramic crown
Porcelain Fused to Metal: Traditional core crowns are still available. It is an established and well-known alternative still commonly used. Its function, installation, and often price are equal to that of ceramic crowns. Be sure to discuss your options with our dentists to get the full range of benefits of both ceramic and metal crowns.
To combat tooth loss, a bridge is often installed. A bridge attaches artificial teeth to adjacent natural teeth to replace the missing teeth. Bridges can be permanent, also called fixed, or removable. A fixed bridge, involves crowns placed on the adjacent teeth or bonding the artificial teeth directly to the adjacent teeth. A fixed bridge can only be removed by a dental professional. On the other hand, removable bridges are only attached with metal clasps or precision attachments.
With a fixed or removable bridge, you can replace missing teeth and improve your overall oral health.
Why do I need a bridge?
- Oral functionality and support for your lips and cheeks
- Improves overall dental health
- Reduces the risk of gum disease
- Improves speech
How is a bridge attached?
The attachment procedure usually takes two or three appointments to complete. At the first appointment, Dr. Patricia Irving, Dr. Allan Hone, or Dr. Alexis Desrosiers will prepare the teeth on either side of the gap by removing a portion of the enamel and dentin.
Impressions are taken of the teeth and sent to the lab for construction. A bridge must be fabricated with precision to ensure a correct bite. So, the impression stage of bridge making is vital.
For those opting for a fixed bridge, the device is cemented to the natural teeth next to the empty tooth space. A false tooth will replace the one lost while a crown will then be cemented to the natural teeth for support of the bridge.
What materials are used?
Gold alloys, non-precious alloys, porcelain, or a combination of material may be used in bridge construction. Porcelain is often bonded to a variety of metals.
how do I take care of my bridges?
Brushing and flossing is a must for proper hygiene and care. Keeping your bridge in good condition will also affect the surrounding natural teeth that are needed for the bridge’s support.
BROOKVIEW DENTAL CLINIC
General Dentist, Family Dentist
Edmonton, AB, t6R 2B3
Tuesday – Wednesday: 7:00AM – 6:00PM
Thursday: 7:00AM – 4:30PM
Friday: 7:00AM – 2:00PM