Dental Crowns & Bridges
Prairie Mall Dental in Grande Prairie offers dental crowns or porcelain crowns to restore damaged teeth, and offers several types of dental bridges to fill the gap left by missing teeth.
What are dental crowns?
A dental crown is a covering that encases the entire tooth surface, restoring it to its original shape and size.
A dental crown is treatment that protects and strengthens tooth structure that cannot be restored with fillings or other types of restorations.
What is a porcelain crown?
A porcelain crown serves the same function as a regular dental crown, however, it is tooth coloured.
Porcelain crowns are highly durable and will last many years, but like most dental restorations, they may eventually need to be replaced.
Why do I need a crown?
Here are some common reasons you may require a crown:
- Broken or fractured teeth
- Cosmetic enhancement
- Decayed teeth
- Fractured fillings
- Tooth has a root canal
What is a dental bridge?
There are several types of dental bridges.
You and your dentist will discuss the best option for your particular case.
The “traditional bridge” is the most popular type and is usually made of porcelain fused to metal.
This type of bridge consists of two crowns that go over two anchoring teeth (abutment teeth) and are attached to pontics (artificial teeth), filling the gap created by one or more missing teeth.
Why do I need a dental bridge?
- Fill spaces caused by missing teeth
- Maintain facial shape
- Prevent remaining teeth from moving out of position
- Restore chewing and speaking ability
- Restore your smile
- Upgrade from a removable partial denture to a permanent dental appliance