At Lake of the Woods Dental Health Centre in Kenora, we offer dental crowns and bridges to help restore the strength and stability of your teeth so your smile can function as it should.
We may recommend a dental bridge if you are missing a single tooth or multiple teeth. A bridge helps fill the gap left by a missing tooth or teeth to help maintains the structure of your smile.
A bridge can help also prevent your natural teeth from shifting or rotating in the space created by a missing tooth.
As you might have guessed, a bridge attaches to the remaining natural teeth on either side and 'bridges the gap' that is caused by a missing tooth or teeth.
The lifetime of your bridge will depend on the health of the supporting teeth supporting it.
We may suggest a dental crown to help restore a broken, decayed or weak tooth.
A crown can also be used to enhance the cosmetic appearance of a tooth.
Sometimes, referred to as a 'dental cap,' a crown can be made out of porcelain or ceramic, gold alloy, or a combination of both.
Once cemented into place, a crown covers the entire tooth at and above the gum line.