Crown And Bridge

Living with a missing tooth or a broken tooth presents many daily challenges. Eating and chewing may be difficult and you might find yourself hiding your smile if you’re embarrassed about damaged teeth or lost teeth. Here at Lasalle Dental, we offer simple solutions you can trust to restore your teeth and have you smiling your best smile again.

After anesthesia, we take an impression for a custom temporary crown or bridge. Then, we reduce the height and circumference of the tooth or bridge abutment teeth, making sure to remove any decay. Once finished, we place a piece of cord in the gum pocket that looks like thick floss. The cord gently pushes the gum tissue away from the tooth, so we get a good impression.

After taking an impression, we will send it to a dental lab to have the crown/bridge fabricated. Finally, we remove the cord and place the temporary crown. A few weeks later, the patient returns for their permanent crown or bridge. 

Benefits of Dental Crowns

  • Reduces pain/sensitivity caused by a cracked tooth
  • Prevents a crack from progressing and damaging the nerve of the tooth
  • Improves the aesthetics of damaged teeth or those with larges silver fillings
  • Improves occlusion (the bite) to prevent or ease pain from TMJ disorder

Benefits of a Fixed Bridge

  • Promotes a balanced bite, reducing the risk of excess stress on adjacent teeth
  • Allows patients to eat with ease
  • Helps maintain the shape of the patient’s face
  • Prevents adjacent teeth from shifting

Here’s a simple way to help decide which is better for you a dental crown or bridge.

If the tooth is damaged, but can still be used, a crown is probably best.

If the tooth is missing or must be removed entirely, a bridge is probably best.

But before you decide, you should talk to your dentist. Because she will know more about the condition of your teeth. To find out if a dental crown or bridge is best for you, contact our office at 519-883-8764.

Questions about Crown & Bridge?

If you have any questions about cosmetic dentistry or are interested in a consultation - contact us today.

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