Crowns & Bridges
dentalhouse Kingston provides dental crowns and bridges as treatments to correct your smile!
What are dental crowns?
A dental crown is a covering that encases the entire tooth surface resembling it's original shape and size.
Crowns protect and strengthen the structure of a tooth when the tooth cannot be restored with fillings or other more minimal types of restorations.
Porcelain (tooth colored) crowns are the most popular. They are highly durable and will last many years, but like most dental restorations, they may eventually need to be replaced.
Why might I need a dental crown?
- Broken or fractured teeth
- Cosmetic enhancement
- Decayed teeth
- Fractured fillings
- Large fillings
- Tooth has a root canal
What is a dental bridge?
A dental bridge is two or more crowns and a false tooth/teeth in between.
There are several types of bridges. Your dentist at dentalhouse Kingston General Hospital will discuss the best options for your particular case.
The “traditional bridge” is the most popular type and is usually made of porcelain fused to metal.
Why might I need a dental bridge?
- Fill space of missing teeth
- Maintain facial shape
- Prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position
- Restore chewing and speaking ability
- Restore your smile
- Upgrade from a removable partial denture to a permanent dental appliance