Dental Crowns and Bridges
When faced with broken or missing teeth, dental crowns and bridges improve chewing function and complete your smile. If you have a painful, missing or fractured tooth, we invite you to contact us. At Avenida Dental Centre, our dentists present every treatment option so that you can make an informed choice.
Repairing Broken Teeth with Dental Crowns
Dental crowns, also called caps, completely cover the tooth to repair and protect broken, decayed or root canal-treated teeth. They can also alter the shape and colour of teeth for cosmetic dentistry purposes. Our skilled local technicians custom-design each crown and carefully match them to the shade of your existing teeth for natural results.
Your Dental Crown Procedure
Our South Calgary dentists value our patients’ overall experience and provide the most painless dentistry possible. We will communicate with you throughout your procedure to ensure that you remain comfortable.
Dental crowns typically require two visits.
First Appointment: Planning and Preparation
- Diagnostic x-rays to determine the extent of damage or decay to the tooth.
- Remove damaged or decayed tooth structure and reshape the tooth.
- Take impressions of teeth for crown fabrication.
- Place a temporary crown to protect and seal the tooth.
Second Appointment: Final Crown Placement
When your dental crown is ready, we will invite you back to the clinic to place the final crown and make any adjustments for a comfortable bite.
We recommend regular dental check-ups to ensure your teeth and dentistry are both healthy and intact.
Dental Bridges to Replace Missing Teeth
Fixed dental bridges replace missing teeth with an artificial, tooth-coloured restoration. The process for dental bridges is similar to dental crowns, as one or two dental crowns placed on adjacent natural teeth will anchor the bridge in place.
In most cases, dental bridges are made of tooth-coloured ceramic to match your natural teeth. In addition to routine dental appointments, dental bridges do require some specific home care, which includes cleaning around the dental bridge using small brushes or floss threaders to avoid periodontal disease and decay.
For multiple missing teeth, we also offer implant-supported bridges, which eliminate the need to place crowns on healthy teeth by relying on dental implants for support. Implant-supported bridges require additional evaluation and surgical procedures. We will discuss this innovative option with you during your consultation.
Caring for Dental Bridges
In addition to routine dental appointments, dental bridges require some specific home care, which includes cleaning around the dental bridge using small brushes or floss threaders to avoid periodontal disease and decay.
Is it Time for Your Next Dental Appointment?
An exam with Dr. Jayde Wiedemann, Dr. Colton Toy, Dr. Christine Holko or Dr. Bob Huff will provide you with valuable information and dental treatment options to help you achieve your goals for your smile. We look forward to welcoming you.