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What is a dental crown?

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A crown is a dental prosthesis that protects a damaged tooth by acting as a shield against subsequent problems. It may be necessary following a canal treatment, a very large filing, or due to a broken, unaligned or badly shaped tooth.

Crowns are crafted with different types of material: metal, porcelain or zircon. They are solid and can last for a very long time. They are to be brushed and flossed daily, but also treated with care, as they are artificial teeth.

What is the procedure?

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The dentist takes an imprint of the tooth and crafts a temporary crown that protects the tooth until the permanent crown is ready.

A second appointment is booked about two weeks following the first one to install the permanent crown. The dentist will make sure the color, shape, and adjustment are correct and put it in place.

Get in touch with us for more details about crowns.

Fixed Bridges

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What is a dental bridge? A bridge, also called a fixed bridge or a fixed dental prosthesis, is a dental restoration treatmentthat replaces missing teeth. It is placed on an area that has no teeth. It is typically made up of one complete artificial tooth installed between two crowns. Teeth on each side of the hole hold the fixed bridge in place. A bridge is a permanent treatment and cannot be removed.

What is the procedure?

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The dentist will carve the two teeth adjacent to the hole left by the missing tooth so that they can each hold a crown. The replacement tooth and the two crowns will be custom-made in a single piece. A temporary bridge will be installed until the following appointment, which is when the permanent bridge will be installed. If treated with care, a dental bridge should last for a very long time.

Call Brighten Your Smile dental clinic to find out if a fixed bridge would be a good option for you.