Crowns and Bridges

Here at Toothlight Dental, we really value the function and aesthetics of your teeth. Maintaining your overall oral health is one of our top priorities. To that end, we can offer our crowns and bridges service to make sure your teeth are functioning properly and you can feel confident about your smile.

Both crowns and bridges are prosthetic devices used to replace or restore missing or damaged teeth. They are generally made of high-quality materials such as porcelain, ceramic or metal alloys but don’t worry, the material does not affect how they look. Crowns and bridges are specifically designed to match the colour and shape of your natural teeth, to ensure you are comfortable wearing them and they do not affect your everyday life.

Crowns and bridges are a great solution for people who have damaged or decayed teeth or even missing teeth. Additionally, they can also be acquired for cosmetic reasons, as they certainly improve the appearance of your smile. Overall, they are an effective and long-lasting solution.

What are Dental Crowns?

As the name suggests, they are tooth-coloured prosthetics that “crown” (sit on top of) damaged or decaying teeth to maintain the tooth’s shape, strength, and appearance. If you have a missing tooth, a dental crown can be affixed on a dental implant or bridge to replace it.

Dental crowns can be made using many materials, including metal alloys. However, the most common materials are porcelain, ceramic as they are durable and resemble permanent teeth.

What are Bridges?

Bridges are used to replace missing teeth. They usually feature two crowns on either side and act as a bridge to replace the missing tooth, resting in a section on the gums where there is tooth loss. Like crowns, bridges can be made of many materials although they generally contain porcelain fused with metals/ceramics.

Benefits of Dental Crowns and Bridges

  • Crowns protect damaged and weak teeth. 
  • We recommend dental crowns to individuals who have decayed teeth, fractured teeth, or other types of tooth damage.
  • We also recommend dental bridges to individuals who have lost one or more teeth. 
  • Crowns and/or bridges will restore the normal function of teeth and prevent other dental problems like a sunken appearance and nutritional problems linked to tooth loss.
  • Along with dental implants, crowns and bridges are among the best processes to treat tooth loss.

How Long Can Dental Bridges/Crowns Last?

Several factors determine the lifespan of dental crowns and bridges, the most notable being installation. We install dental crowns and bridges properly, ensuring they never loosen. Provided you follow our directions on oral hygiene, attend regular dental visits, and overall maintain your oral health, your crowns and bridges should last for decades.

Visit Toothlight Dental for a Bright, Happy Smile

Would you like to learn more about crowns and bridges in Scarborough, Toronto? Be sure to contact us! Our expert team of dentists is ready to help you get your smile back and improve your overall oral health in no time. They will gladly go over the procedure with you to determine if this is the best treatment for your particular situation and make the best decision for you. Contact us today to get your dental process started! You can give us a call at 416-615-2111 if you are having an emergency situation and we will promptly help you through it. You can also send us an email with your questions at [email protected].