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December 13th, 2021
If you have one or more missing teeth or have a misshapen or damaged tooth, a crown or dental bridge can be a great cost-effective option that does not require surgery. Dental crowns and bridges can restore the look of your smile and the natural function of your teeth while avoiding further complications as a result of missing teeth.
At Pro Grace Dental, we are committed to educating our patients and guests on the treatment options available to help them make an informed decision. Here’s everything you need to know about dental crowns and bridges in Calgary!
A dental crown, also known as a cap, covers a decayed or damaged tooth or is placed onto a dental implant. It mimics the look of a natural tooth and is customized to match the colour of your surrounding teeth. Dental crowns are glued to the tooth using high-grade dental cement, restoring its natural shape.
Dental crowns are typically made of:
A crown should last at least 5 years but with good oral hygiene and care, including daily brushing and flossing, crowns can last between 10-15 years. We recommend avoiding chewing on hard foods with a dental crown.
Dental bridges are ideal when multiple consecutive teeth are missing to fix the gap. A dental bridge is supported by your natural teeth or dental implants to effectively cover the space of the missing tooth or teeth. Many patients choose a mixture of dental implants and bridges to lower the cost of their restorative dental procedure.
Bridges are secured with high-grade dental cement, providing a strong solution and restoring some of the natural functions of your teeth. Like natural teeth, dental bridges need to be brushed every day. When properly taken care of, they can last for over 10 years. Similar to dental crowns, we recommend avoiding chewing hard food with a dental bridge in place.
Dental crowns and bridges are effective dental restoration options. While a crown is used to cover and protect a tooth, a dental bridge can fill in the gap for consecutive missing teeth. If a crown or dental bridge service in Calgary piques your interest, book a consultation with us at Pro Grace Dentistry and we can begin the process of restoring your smile and boosting your confidence!
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