Outdoor Dental is proud to offer a range of restorative dental services, including crowns and bridges. These dental solutions can help improve the appearance and functionality of your smile while also addressing issues like missing or damaged teeth.
What You Need to Know About Dental Crowns & Bridges
Crowns and bridges are restorative dental treatments that can repair damaged or missing teeth. These effective treatments can improve the appearance of your smile, restore your ability to chew and speak properly, and possibly prevent further dental problems caused by weakened or missing teeth.
What Are Crowns?
A dental crown is a cap that covers a damaged or decayed tooth. Crowns are typically made from materials like porcelain, ceramic, or metal alloys and can be custom-made to match the colour and shape of your natural teeth. They can also provide added support and stability to a weakened tooth.
What Are Bridges?
A dental bridge is a prosthetic device that can replace one or more missing teeth. Bridges are made up of two or more crowns that are placed on either side of the gap, with a false tooth (or teeth) in between. They are designed to look and function like your natural teeth and can be a more comfortable and permanent solution than removable dentures.
Benefits of Crowns & Bridges
Restore the functionality of your teeth and improve your ability to eat and speak comfortably
Improve the appearance of your smile by filling in gaps or covering up damaged or discoloured teeth
Help maintain the structure and alignment of your teeth and jaw, preventing further dental issues in the future
How Crowns & Bridges Are Fitted
The process of getting a crown or bridge typically involves multiple appointments. But at Outdoor Dental we can complete most crowns and bridges same-day because of CEREC technology.
The process begins with a consultation, where our dental professionals will assess your dental health and discuss the preferred course of action for your unique situation.
The next step involves preparing the tooth or teeth for the crown or bridge, which may involve removing some of the tooth structure. Impressions will then be taken to create a custom-fit crown or bridge. In some cases, a temporary crown or bridge may be placed.
During the final step, the permanent crown or bridge will be fitted, adjusted, and cemented into place.
Aftercare & Recovery
After the procedure, it’s important to practice good oral hygiene habits, including brushing twice a day, flossing daily, and attending regular dental checkups. You may also need to avoid certain foods or activities until your crown or bridge has fully settled.
Don’t Wait on Dental Work
If you’re experiencing issues with your teeth or want to improve the appearance of your smile, contact Outdoor Dental in Calgary to schedule a consultation for dental crowns or bridges.
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