Crowns & Bridges – St. Andrew’s Dental Centre
Restorative dentistry seeks to improve the function and appearance of damaged teeth as well as to replace missing teeth. There are many different dental treatments which may be classified as restorative. Most common among these are crowns, bridges, implants, and dentures.
What is a dental crown?
If a tooth has been broken, or weakened by a lot of decay or a large filling, a dental cosmetic or restorative crown can be fitted. Dr. Angela Morales at the St. Andrew’s Dental Centre can match the artificial crown to the shape and colour of your other teeth so that it looks natural and beautiful. The crown will last for many years, depending on the health of the tooth underneath.
What are dental bridges?
A dental bridge consists of artificial teeth which are permanently fixed to healthy supporting teeth on either side of the gap. A dental bridge is used to replace missing teeth, restoring appearance and function. A cosmetic or restorative dental bridge can be made from either porcelain, metal or both. When preparing a conventional dental bridge, Dr. Angela Morales needs to prepare the teeth on either side of the gap so that they will successfully hold the bridge in place.
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