Bridges And Crowns in Oakville

What Are Bridges and Crowns? How Do they Work?

Single visit crowns
At Olde Oakville Dental we are equipped to Computer Design and Computer Mill your crowns from incredibly strong yet beautiful Zirconia saving you time and concern over lengthy wear of a plastic temporary.
 

Crowns
A crown is a dental restoration that can strengthen and restore the entire top of a tooth. It can also be part of the attachment of a fixed bridge for the replacement of teeth. A crowned tooth is strengthened because it is covered from the outside with a high strength ceramic or metal casting. When properly planned, the placement of a crown can improve the functional contours of a tooth, reshaping it to match more effectively with the opposing teeth.

Crowns Can:
Restore structural integrity to your tooth and improve its appearance.
Are able to correct teeth that are discoloured or badly shaped.
Cover and support a tooth in the following situation
Where there is not enough tooth left for a filing;
To attach a bridge or to cover a dental implant
To protect a weak tooth from breaking or even restore one that is already broken.

Bridges
A dental bridge is a false tooth, known as a pontic, which is fused between two porcelain crowns to fill in the area left by a missing tooth. The two crowns, which hold it in place, are fixed onto your teeth on each side of the false tooth. This is known as a fixed bridge because the patient never needs to remove it. This procedure is used to replace one or more missing teeth. Bridges can reduce your risk of gum disease; help correct some bite issues and even improve your speech. Bridges require your commitment to serious oral hygiene, but will last as many as ten years or more. Other options for tooth replacement are removable partial dentures and dental implants.

Every tooth in your mouth provides support, structure and function to the jaw. Absence of even a single tooth can cause the adjacent teeth to tilt into the location of the missing tooth creating a traumatic bite.

Bridges Can:
Restore function and make you look younger.
Restore your ability to properly chew and speak.
Maintain the shape of your face.
Distribute the forces in your bite properly.
Prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position

We are proud to be the first general practice in Oakville to offer iTero for 3D scanning! We feel it is a true win-win as it greatly improves your experience vs the mouthful of rubber impression material while delivering an unsurpassed level of accuracy to both Invisalign and Crown/Bridge/Veneer treatments as well as Night Guards.