Crowns & Bridges
You can trust the team at Hall Dental Centre in Lethbridge to help restore the health of your smile with professional crowns and bridges.
What is a crown?
A dental crown (or cap) covers a damaged tooth and provides it with structure and support.
Dental crowns improve the appearance of a damaged tooth and its alignment with the surrounding teeth.
A crown can also be placed on top of a dental implant (to make it look like a real tooth), or used to cover a tooth that has had a root canal.
What are crowns and bridges made of?
Crowns and bridges can be constructed from many different materials, including ceramic, porcelain, gold, metal alloys, and acrylic.
What is a dental bridge?
Dental bridges attach to the natural teeth on either side of the missing tooth (or teeth) to "bridge" the gap between them. Aside from creating an aesthetically pleasing result, a dental bridge will improve the function of your teeth in general, and its presence in your mouth prevents the surrounding teeth from shifting out of position.
It is critical to prevent teeth from shifting into open space, as this can lead to serious oral health problems, like temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) or gum disease.
Are crowns and bridges removable?
No. Both crowns and bridges are cemented into place and cannot be removed except by your dentist. Unlike dentures that are removed for daily cleaning, crowns and bridges are cleaned with brushing and flossing, along with the rest of the teeth. With proper care, they can last you a lifetime.