When a tooth is badly broken or there is more filling than tooth a crown may be needed to restore the tooth to original condition. Years ago crowns were only made of gold. Technology allowed the use of porcelain baked over gold to be used, beginning in the 60s. Later, porcelain was baked over “space-aged” metals with little or no gold content. Today we can do all porcelain crowns without ANY metal that are bonded onto the tooth and offer beauty as well as strength
Single Tooth Replacement (Crowns)
A Dental Implant is by the best way to replace a missing tooth. Teeth adjacent to the missing tooth do not need to be ground down to support a bridge. The new tooth looks and feel just like the tooth it replaced.
A dental bridge is a restoration used to replace one or more missing teeth. Bridges are cemented into place and cannot be removed by the patient.
Nearly everyone who has one or more missing teeth is a candidate for a dental bridge. However, the difference between proper and improper oral hygiene is, generally, what determines the success of the dental bridge.
There are several different types of dental bridges. Some of these include the traditional bridge, the resin bonded bridge (also known as a “Maryland” bridge), and the cantilever bridge.
At a free consultation, one of our qualified dentist’s will recommend the most appropriate one for you depending on your mouth condition and the location of the missing tooth or teeth.
When several teeth in a row are missing they can be replaced by a bridge anchored to implants. An implant is not needed for each tooth being replaced. Three or four teeth can be replaced with just two dental implants for support. This is low expensive then placing individual implant for each tooth being replaced.
Dental Implants are strong and can support the biting forces of several teeth when they are anchored together.
Porcelain veneers are thin shells of porcelain that are bonded onto your teeth to give you a beautiful, custom designed, enhanced smile. A porcelain veneer is basically a very conservative porcelain crown. It covers all of the visible part of a tooth as well as the biting surface.
Porcelain veneers can straighten, lengthen, whiten teeth and close gaps between teeth to provide the desired smile and bite. The teeth must be reshaped to some degree so that the porcelain veneers are not bulky and over-contoured. In other words, some outer enamel may need to be removed to allow space for the porcelain. This is how teeth are straightened. We use a light to permanently bond the porcelain veneer to the underlying tooth. Porcelain veneers are very strong, never discolour and are stain resistant.