Fillings are used to fill small holes that are formed when the enamel of your tooth is worn down by decay and harmful bacteria. We use fillings as a protective measure to prevent further damage from occurring deep inside the tooth. A filling may be made of metal or composite material, depending on your preference and situation.
If the top of your tooth has become damaged, misshapen, or discoloured, a dental crown may be the best solution for you. With a crown, your tooth will have greater structural integrity as well as a more natural appearance.
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” that is placed over a tooth or dental implant to restore its form, strength, and improve its appearance and alignment. Porcelain or ceramic crowns are matched to the color of your natural teeth. Your dentist may recommend a crown in the following situations:
Getting a bridge is a great alternative to implants if you’re missing one or more teeth. A dental bridge is a fixed appliance. It helps to prevent the adjacent teeth from shifting, as well as stabilize your occlusion.
Before a crown or bridge is made, your tooth (or teeth) must be reduced in size for the crown or bridge to fit over your tooth properly. Next, an impression of your tooth is taken to provide an accurate mold to send to the dental lab. Your dentist will then choose the color of the crown or bridge to best match the color of your natural teeth. When ready, the new crown or bridge is cemented in place, leaving you with a beautiful smile!
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