Bridges & Crowns
At Arbour Lake Dental Care in Northwest (NW) Calgary, we provide crowns and bridges to help restore your smile.
A dental crown is a natural looking tooth replacement.
Dental crowns and bridges can do the following:
- Whiten your teeth
- Reshape your teeth
- Realign your teeth
- Repair your teeth
They can also protect a heavily filled tooth or a tooth that has had previous root canal treatment.
A porcelain crown is formed as a protective and strong surface for your tooth.
A crown will help restore your tooth to its original shape and size while helping to keep your jaw and bite in proper alignment.
There are several types of bridges, but the “traditional bridge” is the most popular type. It is usually made of porcelain fused to metal.
Traditional bridges consist of two crowns that go over two anchoring teeth (abutment teeth), which are attached to pontics (artificial teeth), filling the gap created by one or more missing teeth.
Why do I need a dental bridge?
- Replace missing teeth
- Maintain facial shape
- Prevent remaining teeth from shifting
- Restore chewing and speaking ability
- Upgrade from a removable partial denture to a permanent dental appliance