Restorative Dentistry’s primary goal is to preserve and restore all the dental tissues that have been affected by dental problems such as tooth decay, traumatized teeth, missing teeth and other functional problems. One most frequently used procedure in this field is Dental Crown and Bridgework. This procedure can also be done when you have missing tooth or teeth. This involves replacing your missing tooth with a natural-looking prosthetic which is held together by the teeth on either side of the missing one. These prosthetics can be made of semi-precious or precious metals, porcelain, or a fused combination.
What are the indications for using this type of Restorative Dentistry procedure? Usually, a patient undergoes dental crown and bridgework if they already have teeth which are severely broken down because of decay or fracture; depending on the circumstances, it is possible to restore the damage or missing teeth, and restore your smile to its proper appearance and function whether by crown restoration alone, bridge work or a combination of both.
Crowns cover the tooth completely. Most crowns have a tooth-colored porcelain exterior fused to a high metal base so that the shade can be customized to match your other teeth. After which, your crown will look just like a natural tooth. On the other hand, Bridgework works more like a series of connected crowns. This is to replace the missing teeth by bridging the gap and using the surrounding teeth as dental abutment. Our team at 123 Kerrisdale Dental Centre have extensive experience in restorative dentistry and can help you with your missing teeth or teeth gaps. Give us a call today!