See Our Maple Practice for Porcelain Crowns and Bridges
As you grow older, your smile naturally ages with you. The most noticeable problems occur with your teeth when you have decay, amalgam fillings, missing teeth and teeth that may have broken over the years. Darker lines can also appear around crowns or caps, which will have a negative impact on your overall appearance.
Having crowns and bridges installed – a process also known as fixed bridgework – means that you will have non-removable replacement teeth installed. No surgical treatment will be required for this process, and some patients prefer this option to that of having dental implants inserted. Having fixed bridgework performed is also a lot more affordable than the option of implants. There are also patients who cannot have implants inserted because their oral health has deteriorated too far to support the devices, and for them, we usually recommend having bridgework done instead.
It isn’t always possible to repair your teeth by having fillings done. Sometimes, porcelain crowns are able to do a far better job because they enclose the whole tooth and restore it to its original size and shape. Crowns also have the ability to protect your teeth from becoming damaged any further.
A single appointment with our team here at Maple Ridge Dentistry is all it takes for you to get a porcelain crown. Your Maple dentist will remove any decay present on your original tooth and custom design your crown to ensure that it is a proper fit. Once this has been done, the crown will be cemented in place and checked again to ensure it fits well. Having regular check-ups performed at our practice and practicing good oral hygiene habits will ensure that your crowns last as long as possible. Thanks to our centralised location, you’ll find it easy to come in for check-ups even if you live in nearby areas like Richmond Hill, Vaugh, or Woodbridge.
Porcelain crowns will not only protect and strengthen the existing tooth structure; they will also ensure that your bite is kept correctly aligned. Older crowns can leak after a few years if not correctly cared for, which can cause cavities to form underneath them.
Porcelain bridges can provide a great alternative to replace missing or broken teeth, and they can sometimes replace any partial dentures that you may have as well – doing away with the hassle of removing an appliance each night. These devices are manufactured to match the shape, size and color of your original teeth, and they will help restore your smile to its former glory.
Porcelain bridges are customized devices that are bonded to surrounding teeth in order to replace one or more broken or missing teeth. When missing teeth are replaced with bridges, the teeth on each side of the missing one are prepared to be used as crowns so that they can hold the bridge in place. Porcelain is the most popular choice for these devices because of its level of durability and the fact that it looks as natural as original teeth.
Bridge procedures normally require two appointments. During the first, initial preparation is done and impressions of the teeth are taken. The second appointment involves having the bridges placed permanently. Porcelain bridges will protect your teeth from issues arising as a result of having missing teeth. Regular dental visits and proper in-home dental routines will help keep bridges looking good for as long as possible.Click here for Smile Gallery