Dental crowns and bridges are two cosmetic dentistry services that can be accomplished without surgical methods and in very few appointments. Is it possible to restore teeth that are damaged, decayed, or missing without undergoing extensive treatment? The answer is yes — and at Dentistry at Consilium, we provide dental crowns and bridges for those looking to improve the look and overall function of their smile.
Dental crowns and bridges not only improve the appearance of your teeth, but they can also improve their functioning for better eating, chewing and speaking. Custom-made in a dental lab, dental crowns and bridges look very similar to natural teeth and virtually match their size, shape, and strength.
If you live in the Scarborough area and are interested in improving your smile through affordable and time-effective methods, we’re your go-to clinic for dental crowns and dental bridge treatment.
Many patients with damaged or missing teeth find that, in addition to disliking their smiles, day-to-day activities (such as eating and speaking) may be more difficult. The goal of dental crowns and dental bridges is to restore teeth to their original size and shape as much as possible, allowing for better dental function and aesthetics.
Better dental function means most patients can return to eating the foods they love without having to worry about pain or difficulty when chewing. Dental crowns and bridges also give patients back their healthy, attractive and confident smiles!
Dental crowns are ideal for teeth that have suffered damage, decay or have had root canal treatment. Dental crowns are also used to restore a dental implant or replace a missing tooth.
Dental bridges are a series of dental crowns used to bridge the gap of a missing tooth. Most commonly, the crowns attach to natural teeth on either side, with the artificial tooth suspended in-between.
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While the goal of all three procedures is to complete a smile with missing teeth, the main difference between dentures vs. dental implants is their permanence.
Dentures are removable prosthetic devices placed in areas where multiple teeth are entirely missing or severely damaged, whereas dental crowns or caps cover damaged teeth permanently.
If you’re looking for a denture clinic in Scarborough, ON, you’re in luck! Our dental clinic offers all in-house care for dental implants.
Dentistry at Consilium is Scarborough’s most trusted dental centre, so you can rest assured that your smile is in good hands.
We want to make sure you feel at ease when you visit our Scarborough dental office, so if you’re anticipating a crown or bridge implant, here are some things that you can expect:
There’s no special preparation needed for a consultation.
We want to make sure that we’re providing you with the best treatment for your smile. Your dentist will talk you through the whole process in-office to make sure all your questions and concerns are answered. During this consultation, you can expect your dentist to take an impression of your mouth for custom-made dental implants.
We recommend having someone to drive you to and from our dental office for any implant procedures. The overall procedure shouldn’t take longer than 2 hours.
Before the surgical procedure, your dentist may give you pre-procedure medication or instructions for pre-sedation protocols (if necessary).
During the procedure, we may extract any failing teeth before placing the dental crown or bridge and place bone grafts (if needed). After the surgery, we’ll schedule an appointment for two weeks later for a follow-up.
Your dentist will outline post-surgery care specific to your procedure. Maintaining excellent oral hygiene will extend the life of your dental crowns or bridge implants. Flossing daily, brushing your teeth at least twice a day and regularly visiting your dentist is the best way to extend the benefits of your dental implants.
Do you have more questions about the cosmetic dentistry offered at our office? Don’t hesitate to reach out to us over the phone. Our dedicated staff will answer your questions and walk you through what you can expect at your appointment.