General Dentistry Services

Dental Crowns and Bridges in Calgary

Many people feel self-conscious about their missing or damaged teeth but aren't sure what can be done. Fortunately, modern dentistry provides many options. At Northland Village Dental Centre in Calgary, we offer quality dental bridges and dental crowns. With our natural-looking dental prosthetics, you can disguise the gaps caused by missing teeth and prevent dental damage from affecting adjacent teeth. Both our crowns and bridges solve functional issues by letting you chew, eat normally and speak without inhibition.

Do not hesitate to see our dentists if you are facing issues that can be solved with our dental crown and bridges in Calgary. Request an appointment today and enjoy optimum dental health.

The Procedure for Getting Dental Crowns and Bridges

When you visit our dental care facility in Calgary for dental crowns and bridges, here’s what you can expect:

  • The initial appointment will involve general dental assessment so that our dentists can determine the best course of action for your dental condition.
  • If you are to get a dental bridge, first the teeth on either side of a missing tooth are reduced in size to make space for the crowns to fit in properly. In the case of a dental crown also, size reduction is made so that the crown can be adjusted.
  • After that, we take an impression of your teeth in order to create a model of your mouth, which is used to create a custom bridge and custom crowns. While this is being manufactured, you'll be provided with a temporary bridge or crown for the meantime.
  • At your next appointment, we remove the temporary bridge or crown and replace it with the new, permanent one. We will also make any final adjustments that are necessary to make sure it's a good fit before we bond it to your teeth with dental cement.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Are Dental Crowns?

Dental crowns are prosthetic devices custom-made to cover your existing teeth or dental implants. The cap-like devices are cemented onto natural or artificial teeth to enhance shape, appearance, or functionality. Available in a number of materials like alloys and ceramics, some dental crowns can easily match your teeth colour and structure to feel and appear natural. Unlike dentures that can be easily removed, dental crowns can be placed and removed only by dentists.

At our Calgary-based dental clinic, you can get quality dental crowns.

 

What Are Dental Bridges?

Dental bridges are prosthetic accessories customized to fill the gap created due to one or more missing teeth. The absence of teeth can have an adverse impact on the remaining teeth and affect overall oral health. A dental bridge includes crowns for adjoining natural teeth and implants for the missing teeth. The natural teeth act like abutments and through the crown, they help anchor the implant to span the gap created by the missing teeth. With dental bridges, it is possible to overcome issues associated with missing teeth and attain better dental and oral health. It also serves aesthetic considerations.

Dental bridges can also be customized from a variety of materials. With our team of dentists, you can be assured about reliable dental bridges in Calgary.

 

What Determines the Cost of Dental Bridges?

  • The costs of dental bridges vary depending on the following factors:
  • The type of dental bridge you select
  • The material of the bridge
  • The number of gaps that are to be filled
  • The complexity of bridge placement and supporting treatments

 

How Long Will Dental Bridges Last?

Dental bridges and crowns are fairly durable and can last up to 10 years or more with appropriate care. Since bridges allow normal oral hygiene steps like brushing and flossing, they are easy to maintain. Besides, our dentists will also brief you about the proper cleaning process for you, depending on the type of bridge you have. Professional dental cleaning from time to time can also elongate the life of dental bridges and crowns.

 

Dental Crown vs. Dental Bridges: What Is Ideal for You?

Dental bridges are prescribed if you have one or more missing teeth. As a restoration treatment, it helps place artificial teeth to cover the gaps due to lost teeth. Covering the gaps prevents adjoining teeth from drifting out of position and reduces the chances of dental or periodontal damage. If you want to overcome functional limitations of a missing tooth, or you simply want it to be covered up then dental bridges are the ideal solution for you.

Dental crowns, which work like protective covers, will be recommended by our dentists in the following cases:

  • You have a discoloured or misshaped tooth
  • You have undergone a root canal
  • Your tooth has had a large filling due to a cavity
  • Your tooth is weak or already fractured

If you want to know more about dental crowns and bridges, do not hesitate to talk to our dentists. They will address your queries and help you make an informed decision about getting dental crowns and bridges in Calgary.

How Dental Bridges Work

First, the teeth on either side of the missing tooth are reduced in size in order to make space for the crown that will be placed in the gap. After that, we take an impression of your teeth in order to create a model of your mouth, which will be used to create a custom bridge. While this is being manufactured, you'll be provided with a temporary bridge for the meantime.

Upon your second appointment we will remove the temporary bridge and replace it with the new, permanent one. We will also make any last adjustments that are necessary to make sure it's a good, comfortable fit, before we bond it to your teeth with dental cement.

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