At our office, Dr. Bedi offer both crowns and bridges for a number of cosmetic and functional situations. If you are missing some of your teeth, don’t worry – our team can help you. Our team of professionals know that losing one or more teeth has an unwelcome impact socially and psychologically.
Crown and bridge procedures permanently replace missing and worn tooth structure.
A crown is an artificial tooth cap which has the appearance and function of a real tooth. Made out of porcelain or ceramic, crowns can have the same colour as the rest of your teeth to blend in. A crown can be installed for a number of reasons, including:
when a tooth has been weakened and deteriorated by decay and you need a crown to protect it from further damage
you have had a dental implant or root canal and need to cover the hole
a discoloured, crooked, or badly shaped tooth needs to be aesthetically improved
A bridge is installed when a gap is created by missing teeth. Bridges are comprised of adjoined crowns that stretch over this gap and are anchored by natural teeth or implants on either side of the gap. This forms a bridge of crowns over the space left by your missing teeth. If a bridge is not installed in time, teeth will start to rotate and shift with their new-found freedom, which will alter your bite and compromise stability.
Crowns and bridges have the ability to restore your beautiful smile in the event of an accident or natural deterioration. They allow you to properly eat the food you love, speak normally, and maintain the integrity of your mouth.
Dr. Bedi utilizes very strong, aesthetic dental materials to restore teeth to their natural function and beauty. This technology has evolved so that in certain cases, all-ceramic (porcelain) materials are used. These metal-free restorations are not only very strong, but life-like too. Sometimes crowns or bridges are constructed in conjunction with other cosmetic services, such as porcelain laminates, to create an entire new look. No special maintenance is necessary and the restorations generally last for many years.
If you have lost or damaged teeth, get in touch with us or visit our office in the Courtice area just outside Oshawa. New smiles are always welcome, and Dr. Bedi will ensure that your smile remains healthy and beautiful.