A crown is used to entirely cover or “cap” a damaged tooth. Besides strengthening a damaged tooth, a crown can be used to improve its appearance, shape or alignment. In the bumps and scrapes of life, crowns or bridges can become dislodged or knocked loose. These crowns are made of porcelain or ceramic materials to match the colour of your teeth. Porcelain bonded to a metal shell is often used because it is both strong and attractive.
Bridges, similarly, are commonly used to replace one or more missing teeth. They span the space where the teeth are missing. Bridges are cemented to the natural teeth or implants surrounding the empty space. Our dentists can help you decide which to use, based on the location of the missing or damaged tooth or teeth. Porcelain or ceramic bridges can be matched to the color of your natural teeth.
Contact us today to repair or replace any crowns or bridges you may have gotten that were dislodged or knocked out.