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Dental Crowns & Bridges for Missing Teeth

Missing teeth need to be replaced as soon as possible to help protect your dental health. Here, our Ajax dentists are here to describe how dental crowns and bridges are used to replace missing teeth.

Dental crowns & dental bridges to Replace Missing Teeth

Crowns and bridges are dental restorations that your dentist uses to replace missing teeth. They are natural-looking and can be used to either replace a single tooth or an entire section.

Dental crowns and bridges are often used together. A bridge generally consists of a tooth replacement in the middle and two crowns on either side, that literally bridge the gap of missing teeth. This is effective if the teeth on either side of the missing tooth are healthy enough to support a bridge.

Dental Crowns

A dental crown caps the surface of a tooth, restoring its strength and appearance. It can protect weak teeth, restore broken teeth, cover teeth that are misshapen or discoloured, and secure dental bridges. Crowns can be made of stainless steel, a metal (such as gold), porcelain and metal, resin, or ceramic.

Dental Bridges

A dental bridge is made up of a combination of artificial teeth and crowns in order to replace the teeth you are missing. They help to stabilize surrounding teeth, ensuring they don't shift out of place and fill the gap of missing teeth.

Benefits of Dental Crowns & Bridges

  • Dental crowns and bridges help support facial tissue
  • They make speaking and eating easier
  • They prevent the shifting of surrounding teeth, improving the long-term health of your mouth
  • They can renew your confidence when smiling with a more uniform appearance

How Dental Crowns & Bridges are Placed

Your dentist will prepare healthy teeth on either side of the missing tooth. This involves filing them to the shapes and sizes required to allow for the crowns to be placed.

Placing a dental bridge is not surgical, and patients are awake during the procedure. However, if you suffer from dental anxiety, your dentist may offer techniques to reduce your fear or suggest dental sedation as a way to help you relax. Speak to your dentist to see if this is a solution for you.

To ensure your bridge will fit your mouth, your dentist will take measurements and imprints of the surrounding teeth. In some cases, temporary crowns may be made which would need to be removed when the permanent one is being placed.

Your dentist will numb the area receiving the crowns and bridge by using local anesthesia. The bridge will then be cemented in place.

In the case of multiple missing teeth or teeth that aren't able to support the bridge, the bridge could be anchored to dental implants. Your dentist will discuss your options with you.

What to Expect Once You Have a Dental Crown or Bridge

Once you have your new dental crown or bridge placed you can begin to use your new teeth immediately!

Crowns and bridges need to be brushed and flossed daily, just like natural teeth. They are quite durable and can withstand normal use such as biting and chewing. If you take proper care of them, they should last about 10 years, making crowns and bridges a great long-term solution for missing teeth.

If you are in need of crowns or bridges and would like more information, contact our Ajax dentists today to schedule a consultation.

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Location

Pickering Village Dental Office
68 Old Kingston Rd, Ajax, ON L1T 2Z7 CA

Phone

(905) 428-1215

Hours

  • Monday: 09:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 08:00 am - 08:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Thursday: 08:00 am - 08:00 pm
  • Friday: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

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