Bridges, Crowns & Caps
Accidents happen to the best of us, and teeth aren’t immune to damage. If your teeth have been injured or if you’ve lost teeth due to disease and decay, modern dentistry has solutions that may be right for you. At Oak Park Dental, we can provide Oakville patients with tooth caps, bridges, and crowns. These restorative dental measures can have you smiling bright again, and people often can’t tell the difference between prosthetic and natural teeth! Learn more about bridges, crowns, and tooth caps, and don’t forget to give us a call today if you’re interested in one of these devices.
Bridges are permanent, irremovable fixtures used to replace missing teeth by covering an area with no teeth. A bridge is made up of two or more crowns on either side of the missing teeth, where the false tooth will be placed. There are many different types of bridges, and your dentist will recommend the best one according to their professional opinion for your situation. Bridges improve both aesthetics and the experience of eating. Our bridge are all made from ceramic and bonded to the natural teeth.
Bridges are cared for the same way as normal teeth, so brush and floss your bridge every day. If you take care of your bridge properly, it should last about 10 years.
Crowns, also known as “caps,” are porcelain coverings that surround the entire tooth. They are made for those who have damaged teeth, but not lost teeth. Crowns are important right after a root canal therapy, to treat a fracture, or when heavy restoration is needed. Your dentist will apply local anaesthetic, file down the tooth that needs the cap, take an impression, and make you a crown. In the meantime, you will wear a temporary crown.
Our office can fabricate a crown all in one appointment. This saves you the time and inconvenience of having to return to have your crown installed. Like bridges, if our patients in Oakville care for tooth caps properly, they should last 10 years.
If you’ve damaged your teeth, don’t worry! Modern dentistry has choices to offer you. Contact us at Oak Park Dental for more information on bridges and tooth caps in Oakville.