We offer several restorative options to help you smile, with confidence.
Tooth restorations include crowns, bridges and implants. Dentists use them to replace missing teeth or to repair missing parts of the tooth’s structure. Damage to the tooth’s structure can be caused by decay, tooth fracture, or from the break-down of a pre-existing restoration.
- Crowns If your tooth is damaged but not lost, a crown can be used to restore its appearance, shape and function. A crown treatment may be required for patients with broken, discolored or misshaped teeth, or for those who have undergone a root canal treatment. Also referred to as a ‘cap’, a crown is essentially a hollow, artificial tooth that is used to cover a decayed or damaged tooth, or an implant. The crown restores the tooth to its normal appearance and protects it from further damage. A ‘crowned tooth’ works and appears much like a natural tooth.
- Bridges A bridge, also called a “fixed bridge” or a “fixed dental prosthesis,” is a very common dental treatment. Bridges are basically false teeth, bonded between two crowns, that eliminate the gap or space between one or more missing teeth. The bridge is held firmly in place by your own teeth on each side of the missing one(s) or by dental implants. Therefore, a bridge is permanent and cannot be removed. We offer various types of dental bridges. Your dentist will recommend the most appropriate one for you depending on the overall condition of your mouth, gums and teeth, and of course, the location of the missing tooth (or teeth).