Our dentists in Burnaby use dental bridges and crowns to help restore or correct tooth damage and to prevent further deterioration.
Restore Your Smile
Dentists recommend bridges and crowns to help replace missing teeth and restore a patient's smile by preventing further damage to their teeth.
The Difference Between Crowns & Bridges
A crown is a hollow, artificial tooth that fits over a natural tooth or a dental implant.
While crowns can repair damaged teeth, a bridge's sole function is to replace one or more missing teeth.
A bridge is held firmly in place by your own teeth on each side of the missing one(s) or by dental implants. A bridge is permanent and cannot be removed.
If your teeth are damaged by cracks or decay, or if you are missing teeth, a dental crown or bridge may be the right option for you.
If you have a tooth that's been damaged or has deteriorated due to wear, we can help restore it - and get you smiling confidently again - with a dental crown. It's always a joy to see our patients happy with their smile.
How Dental Bridges Work
Missing teeth leave an empty space in your mouth. As a result, remaining teeth may shift out of position, causing discomfort and an increased risk of gum disease, tooth decay and more tooth loss.
Your dentist can replace these empty spaces with dental bridges. These fixed restorations can restore your smile and help your face maintain its shape.
Dental bridges can help restore your ability to properly chew and speak. This can have a significant positive impact on your confidence and overall quality of life.
How Dental Crowns Work
The dentist can cover your tooth with a dental crown to help restore it to its original size, shape, and colour. This restores the strength, function, and appearance of a damaged or broken tooth that may otherwise be lost.
A crown can be used to hold a cracked tooth together to help prevent damage from progressing. A dental bridge can also be attached to a crown to cover a badly shaped or discoloured tooth.
Crowns are made from strong porcelain and can be extremely durable. They help to strengthen and protect the structure of your other teeth.