Crowns and Bridges
Crowns & Bridges in St. John - Millidge Place Dental Clinic - New & Replacement Dental Restorations
Fortunately, we live in a time where pretty much any dental problem has a clear and effective solution. Whether you are missing a tooth, suffer from a broken or cracked tooth, or perhaps have a large area of decay, the issue can be treated to improve your bite. Crowns and bridges are often used by our Saint John dentist, Dr. Murray Holburn, to treat dental conditions that are too large for fillings yet do not require extraction. A crown and bridge will car for your bite by returning full function and an aesthetic smile. At Millidge Place Dental Clinic, our patients are treated with the least restrictive procedure in order to save as much healthy dentition as possible.
A crown, or cap is secured to the top of a damaged tooth. Crowns are used to not only strengthen a tooth and improve its function, but to enhance its appearance as well. Crowns are generally either porcelain or ceramic and are matched to the color of natural teeth for a seamless smile.
Why Would Someone Need a Crown?
There are different situations in which a crown would be the best option, such as to:
- Provide protection to a weakened tooth
- Strengthen a cracked or fractured tooth
- As a restoration option for a single implant
- Replace a filling when the tooth has further damage
- Cover a severely discolored tooth
The Crown Procedure
Getting a dental crown in Saint John is a two visit process. Dr. Holburn will make an impression of the tooth, clean our any debris and prepare the tooth for the final restoration. A temporary crown is placed until the permanent one is ready for delivery. Dr. Holburn will have you come to the office to place your final crown and will complete any final touches to ensure it coincides with your bite.
A bridge is a restorative option used to replace a missing tooth. Dr. Holburn will use an impression to create the bridge complete with artificial tooth and crowns on each end to anchor the bridge in place. The single unit is placed in a similar process as crown work with the final fixed bridge placed at the second dental appointment. The permanent missing tooth restoration will complete your bite with an aesthetic result. Using composite, porcelain, or a combination of both. Our Saint John restorative dentist will match the bridge to the color of your surrounding teeth.
A bridge is a great solution for people who want to replace a single missing tooth or a few adjacent missing teeth which will improve their ability to chew and speak
If you are looking for new or replacement crown and bridge work in Saint John, NB contact Dr. Holburn at Millidge Place Dental Clinic.