GENERAL DENTISTRY

Crown & Bridge

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CROWN & BRIDGE:  

Crowns and Bridges are dental devices used to replace missing teeth, protect damaged teeth or preserve root canaled teeth. These restorative procedures use prosthetic devices to restore the shape, size and appearance of teeth, while providing strength to weak or damaged teeth.  Bridges are also used to fill a space when one or more teeth are missing. Early diagnosis and planning for crowns and bridges is highly recommended, as in time the problem will become worse and more difficult to treat. It is always recommended to visit your dentist regularly for check-up and cleanings, where dental issues can be diagnosed at an early stage and you can start your treatment before it becomes painful and expensive.

Crown & Bridge at Marigold Dental

 At Marigold Dental we have the expertise and experience to make  it easy to choose us in crafting your Crown and /or Bridge at an affordable price. We are proud to offer our patients the convenience of choosing from various types of crowns and bridges, so you are,  just a call away from saying “hello” to Marigold Dental  and  “good bye” to dental problems.  We take pride in restoring  bold, confident, smiles, painlessly, so you no longer have to fear or feel self conscious about missing or damaged teeth.

Why do I need a Crown or Bridge?

Crowns and Bridges are used to treat a number of dental problems.
Dental crowns can be used to:

  • Restore a fractured tooth due to accident or trauma
  • Protect a damaged tooth
  • Replace an oversized tooth which is difficult to file
  • Cover discolored, badly formed or misshapen teeth
  • Restore a tooth on which an RCT was performed
  • Have a cap over implant placed
  • Require a bridge (In that case crowns are must)

Apart from this, dental crowns give strength, shape and size to our teeth and improve their appearance whereas, a bridge is used to replace a missing tooth or teeth and can also be a solution where dentures may be unstable, uncomfortable or aesthetically displeasing. So, if your dentist has advised you to get a crown then don’t wait until it gets so bad the only option is an extraction.

Crown and Bridge Procedures:

»DIAGNOSTICS AND PREPARATION OF THE TREATMENT PLAN.

The first appointment covers a consultation, including:

  • Dental examination.
  • A panoramic image of the teeth.
  • A digital image of the teeth.
  • Smile analysis.

A patient’s smile is analyzed which is the starting point for preparing a treatment plan and a cost estimate including a precise list of teeth requiring crowns.

»TOOTH OR TEETH PREPARATION, MAKING A DENTAL IMPRESSION, COLOUR MATCHING, PREPARING A TEMPORARY CROWN.

The second appointment is key because it is during this visit the dentist will prepare one or more teeth for crown fitting. During tooth preparation, it may be found that root canal treatment is required in order to avoid any complications later. Afterward, a dental impression is made.

An accurate tooth impression is crucial for successful prosthetic treatment as it ensures a restored tooth does not look different from the other teeth.

To prepare the impressions, we use top quality materials. These are the only materials available in the market offering the best, unrivalled detailed impression accuracy. A prosthetic laboratory processes the impressions and produces perfectly fitted prosthetic crowns with maximum tight-fitting edges.

»FITTING AND CEMENTING THE CROWN OR A PROSTHETIC BRIDGE.

During the last appointment, the dentist fits and cements the crown or the bridge. In complicated and aesthetically demanding cases, the cementing is performed during a separate appointment, but most often a crown or a bridge is sufficiently prepared and ready for immediate cementing.

TYPES OF DENTAL CROWNS

Everyone has a different choice, requirement, and budget when it comes to customizing a crown for your tooth. So keeping that in mind, Marigold Dental provides you a variety of dental crowns for you to choose the most appropriate  for you.  Dental crowns can be categorized on basis of their build material as follows:

 

» All-Ceramic(porcelain-based) or Zirconia crowns: These are porcelain-based or zirconia diamond based non-metallic crowns that are especially recommended for front teeth as they are strong and can be colour matched to natural teeth giving them a completely natural look.  It is strongly suggested to the people who care a lot about aesthetics and don’t want to show people the noticeable metal crowns.  While porcelain crowns  are not recommended for molars as the biting force may result in wear of the opposing teeth, the zirconia crown being one of the strongest materials used today is recommended in the molar area where metals are not preferred, providing a very strong, durable  tooth coloured crown.

» Porcelain fused to Metal: When porcelain is fused to metal it forms a stronger restoration than all-ceramic crowns. It is connected to the outside of a metal structure  to provide strength and a tight seal to prevent leakage and decrease the chance of recurrent dental decay. A moderate amount of tooth structure is removed in preparation for the crown but this is replaced with durability and strength when the crown is installed.

» Metal Crowns: If you are looking for a long-term and durable solution to your missing or damaged tooth then metal crowns are your one-stop solution. They are of 2 types, gold alloy, and base metal alloy crowns. The gold or base metals adhere to your tooth making the tooth stronger. The gold alloy is resistant to wear and fracture and does not wear the teeth it comes in contact with.  Base metal alloys contain non-noble metals that also provide great strength and are resistant to corrosion.

Dental Crowns are more expensive than a filling, but have advantages. Crowns provide durability and strength to teeth that have become so compromised a filling may not be enough to avoid loss and then more expensive treatment.  Discuss with your dentist to dertermine the best option for you.

Following a Root Canal Treatment (RCT) the tooth no longer has a blood supply keeping  the tooth vital and strong.  Without the nerve and blood supply your tooth  will become brittle and weak therefore, it is always recommended to have the treated tooth crowned to avoid fracture. 

Dental crown preparations and insertions are not painful.  The same local anesthetics used with fillings are administered to ensure your comfort. However, you can expect a longer appointment time so make sure you eat before your appointment.

The life of a dental crown depend on many factors especially the material of the crown and your own oral hygiene.  Typically dental crowns can last anywhere between 5 to 15 years though some may last longer.  It is always advised to maintain optimum oral hygiene to help with the longevity of your crowns

OUR DOCTORS

Dr. K Sandhu

Dr. Kiran Sandhu prides herself in providing gentle and stress free dental care. Her practice philosophy is to listen to her patients and to provide the highest quality treatment and care in a comfortable environment. She is passionate about Dentistry, with her compassionate nature she makes the dental experience a pleasant one.

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Dr. Jasdeep Sandhu

Recognizing that Dentistry is a dynamic profession, Dr. Sandhu takes pride in remaining current by regularly attending CDE workshops on the latest technology, products and techniques. He is a member of Canadian Dental Association (CDA), British Columbia Dental Association (BCDA) and College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia (CDSBC).

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