Porcelain Crowns & Bridges
If you are dealing with dental issues such as decay, cracks or weak dental fillings which can damage your tooth, we’re here to help. At Lundy's Lane Dental Office in Niagara Falls, we offer dental crowns and bridges to make sure your teeth are protected from future problems. Crowns can be made from different materials such as porcelain, and porcelain fused to metal or gold. Porcelain-finished crowns are considered one of the best since they can be matched to the shade of your existing teeth, giving you a natural look.
Why Do You Need Crowns or Bridges?
Your teeth depend on each other for support. When you lose a tooth, your teeth start to shift and the bite force changes. This can damage your joint and lead to temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). Since it is harder to clean teeth that have shifted, one is at a higher risk of developing cavities. Once you lose a tooth, placing a bridge can prevent problems that can affect your entire mouth. With the help of crowns and bridges, you can not only protect your teeth but also have a beautiful smile always.
The procedure for installing a crown or bridge takes two to three visits. The first appointment involves:
Reshaping of teeth by filing down the enamel
Creating a mould of the tooth and the surrounding area
Fabricating a custom mould in the lab
Placing a temporary crown or bridge
The next appointment, which will be around two weeks later, involves:
Inserting the custom mould
Making any adjustments, if required
Cementing the mould into place
Since crowns or bridges are durable, they will last for years. You should care for them as you would for your natural teeth by regularly flossing and brushing them. Contact us today to make an appointment.