Dental crowns fit over injured, discolored, or cracked teeth and protect the teeth from further injury or damage. They help also to prevent any toothaches or discomfort you may experience.
Crowns are used to restore both anterior and posterior teeth that have been broken or are at high risk of doing so due to large old fillings or fractures. There are a variety of materials used to design these restorations in laboratories. The crowns will look and feel close to your real teeth.
Crowns, also called caps, are required if a significant portion of the tooth is missing. Extensive decay, injury or root canal therapy are the most common reasons when a crown is recommended. Crowns are usually made of either noble alloys or porcelain. There are different types of porcelain crowns and Dr. Foksa will determine which type is best suited for your particular need.
During your first visit, Dr. Foksa will prepare your tooth, and take an impression of the preparation, make a temporary crown to place on the tooth, and send the impression to a dental laboratory to fabricate the permanent crown. At your next visit, Dr. Foksa will try-in the crown to ensure that the fit and colour are accurate. Once this is determined, the crown will be cemented in place.
Crowns will look natural while blending seamlessly with the rest of your teeth.
Dental bridges are fixed, or non-removable, prosthesis constructed to replace one or more missing teeth.
Bridges fit over injured, discolored, or cracked teeth and fill the space resulted after dental extractions of one or few teeth. They protect the teeth from further injury or damage and help you maintain comfortable oral function.
When a bridge is constructed, the teeth on both sides of the existing space are used to attach the bridge to restore functionality and esthetics. Materials used for this process are noble alloys, porcelain or porcelain fused to metal. A bridge is composed of abutments and pontics. Abutments are the supports for the bridge and consist of crowns placed on the teeth surrounding the empty space. The pontics are special crowns that span across the empty space and connect to the abutments. When teeth are prepared for a bridge, the abutments are prepared for crowns just as described in crowns.
After the preparation is done, Dr. Foksa will take an impression of the prepared teeth, make a temporary bridge to place on the teeth to protect them and maintain their position, and send the impression to a dental laboratory to fabricate the bridge. At your next visit, Dr. Foksa will try-in the bridge to ensure a good fit and colour, and then cement the bridge in place.
Imagine one practice that can take of all your family - whether you are an infant, adult, or a senior, we offer dental services for patients of all ages.
When the overall integrity of the teeth has been compromised, it is often necessary to turn to restorative procedures like dental crowns and bridge
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