Dental Crowns and Bridges in Calgary AB
Broken and missing teeth make it difficult to perform daily activities such as chewing, speaking, and smiling. At our Legacy, AB dental office, we work closely with skilled laboratory technicians to create natural-looking dental crowns and bridges to restore patients’ teeth and function.
Common Uses for Dental Crowns
Dental crowns correct a number of conditions that impact the appearance and function of teeth.
Broken and decayed teeth – Dental crowns cover the tooth structure and add support for compromised teeth.
Rebuilding worn teeth – Teeth grinding and clenching wears down teeth over time and can expose dentin. Worn teeth look short and can feel sensitive. Dental crowns provide protection.
Cosmetic improvements – Chipped, discoloured, dark, and misshapen teeth may benefit from tooth-coloured porcelain crowns.
Dental Crown Treatment
As with all treatment, Dr. Sandon Wiedemann, Dr. Laiton Wiedemann, and Dr. Jayde Wiedemann will completely numb the area for your comfort. They will remove decay and damaged tooth structure in the preparation process, which makes space for your dental crown to fit in with adjacent and opposing teeth properly.
We will take an impression of your teeth to send to the dental lab, which will provide a custom dental crown to fit your smile. Our team will create a temporary crown to protect the tooth until your restoration arrives from the dental lab.
At your final appointment, your dentist will bond the dental crown to your tooth and adjust the bite, if necessary, for a comfortable fit.
Bridging the Gap in Your Smile
Dental bridges fill the gap left by a lost tooth by anchoring a prosthetic tooth in place using crowns on two healthy adjacent teeth. To give patients the most attractive and seamless results, our dentists will meticulously match the colour and shading of nearby teeth to your dental bridge.
For ideal results, replace a missing tooth as soon as possible to avoid shifting of the adjacent teeth, which can make it more difficult to fit a replacement tooth later.
The process for a getting dental bridge is similar to that of dental crowns. Your dental bridge will require extra care to keep the anchor teeth and underlying gum tissue healthy.
Flossing around and under the bridge will help keep bacteria from causing gum disease and decay, which will undermine your treatment. Many patients find small interproximal brushes useful for maintaining a clean dental bridge.
Replace Broken and Missing Teeth in Legacy
Maintaining a healthy and attractive smile is important to many patients, and our Legacy Dental Care team is here to help our patients enjoy the comfort and self-confidence that comes with a healthy smile. Call our family dental clinic to arrange an exam with one of our experienced dentists and learn more about your options.