Crowns & Bridges

A crown (“cap”) is a covering that looks like a tooth, placed over a carefully prepared preexisting tooth. Crowns serve many functions, such as to strengthen, restore or improve the appearance of your natural tooth. For example, a crown can support the tooth when there is no longer sufficient tooth structure left to place a filling. Crowns may also be used to protect the structure of a tooth that is fractured or broken, and can be attached to bridges or dentures. Crowns dentistry is highly recommended when a tooth has been endodontically treated since the tooth becomes weaker and is prone to breakage or fracture in the nearby future.

A bridge is a restoration that replaces or spans the space where one or more teeth have been lost. The bridge is cemented into place; only a dentist can remove it. Your appearance, dental health and the proper functioning of your mouth all are important. A bridge helps maintain the natural shape of your face by supporting your lips and cheeks. A bridge is normally cemented to the adjacent natural teeth. A false tooth (called a pontic) replaces the missing tooth. Crowns are placed on the adjacent natural teeth, and the crowns are attached to the pontic.

A dental bridge in Woodbridge can be made of different materials such as gold or porcelain. Bridges look, feel and function like natural teeth.

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