What are Crowns & Bridges?
Crowns and bridges are restorative dental treatments that can help to restore the normal function and appearance of your smile.
They can fill space left by missing teeth and can also help you maintain a natural facial shape, as well as return your ability to effectively speak and chew.
By repairing structural problems such as damaged or missing teeth using a dental crown or bridge, our dentists can change your smile's appearance – and preserve your oral health.
Dental crowns are hollow, artificial teeth that are placed over an entire decayed or damaged tooth to restore its original shape, size and colour. Dental crowns help strengthen and change the appearance of a broken tooth that may otherwise be lost.
Crowns are strong and made from a variety of materials like porcelain and metal. They look and function like natural teeth, and with proper care, can last over 10 years.
A dental bridge is a natural-looking restoration that 'bridges' a gap of missing teeth in your mouth. Made up of one or more artificial teeth, the bridge is affixed to the teeth on either side of the gap to fill the space.
A bridge helps to prevent your other teeth from shifting positions to fill the space, which could lead to more serious dental issues, including gum disease.