How do dental crowns work?
Dental crowns are used to entirely cap or cover a damaged tooth in order to strengthen it. A crown can also help improve the tooth's appearance, shape, and alignment.
The most popular material used for dental crowns today are porcelain and ceramic because they can be matched to the colour of your teeth; however, other materials, such as gold and metal alloys, are usually stronger than porcelain and may be recommended for back teeth. Porcelain bonded to a metal shell is a great solution for crowns, as it is both strong and aesthetically pleasing.
Some of the reasons you might need a dental crown include:
- Attach a bridge
- Cover a dental implant
- Cover a discoloured or poorly shaped tooth
- Cover a tooth that has had a root canal therapy
- Protect a weak tooth from fracturing
- Replace a large filling when there is not enough tooth remaining
- Retore a fractured tooth
How do dental bridges work?
Your Walnut Grove dentist might recommend that you need a bridge if you are missing one or more teeth. Having gaps between your teeth allow for your remaining teeth to rotate or shift, which will result in you having a bad bite. Gaps left due to missing teeth can also lead to gum disease.
Dental bridges span the gap left by missing teeth, and are cemented to your natural teeth or implants surrounding the gap. Just like with crowns, you can choose the different type of material used to build your bridge. If you are unsure of what material will work best for you, your dentist can help you make the best-informed decision, based on the location of the tooth, its function, aesthetic considerations, and cost.
Booking a dentist appointment in Langley
If you are living in the Walnut Grove or Langley area and are looking for an experienced and qualified family dentist to perform your crown or bridge treatment, or if you are interested in one of our other services, please contact JVR dental through our website or by calling 604-371-3138. At JVR Dental, we understand how important oral healthcare is to your overall health, and we want to help you stay healthy.