Drs. Ziegenhagel and Associates can help you determine the best approach to bring back your smile! Depending on the extent of damage, your teeth may require a crown, a bridge or an implant, or a combination of these procedures. Our experienced and knowledgeable dental team in Cochrane will guide you through the process, helping you chose the most suitable approach, materials, such as porcelain, metal or composite materials, and provide you with the support you need at every stage.
Dental crowns offer a versatile solution to tooth restoration and are primarily used to restore a tooth to its original shape and size. In some cases, crowns can create an even better-looking tooth than the original, as a crown can cover all tooth surfaces and can treat broken, fractured or chipped tooth surfaces. Crowns can also be used to combat tooth sensitivity and to improve upon natural teeth that are discolored, malformed or are incorrectly positioned.
Part of the dental crown’s versatility is due to the wide variety of materials available for their construction. Crowns are usually constructed in a combination of porcelain and metal; this combination offers strength, longevity and a pleasing, aesthetic look. Your dentist can help you determine which materials will provide the best solution by assessing your needs, lifestyle and habits.
Crowns have long been proven to help restore a broken or cracked tooth, a tooth that has been worn down or discolored, repair a large cavity or to replace a large filling that has failed. They are also an integral part of other treatments, such as being used in conjunction with a dental implant or to complete a root canal procedure.
Dental crowns are worth considering for a wide variety of dental problems as they can cover all tooth surfaces, are versatile in helping treat damaged teeth by improving the strength and durability of the bite, while also improving the look and feel of the patient’s teeth and smile.
Curious about how crowns can help your teeth and overall dental health? Contact our Cochrane dental office today!
A dental bridge is a fixed (non-removable) appliance that is used to replace one or more missing teeth. Just as the name suggests, a bridge “spans” a gap between existing teeth. Used in conjunction with crowns on the supporting teeth, the bridge includes one or more artificial teeth, that help to support a strong bite and provide an aesthetic solution to the gap caused by missing teeth.
When you lose teeth, there are naturally negative consequences including the potential of your existing teeth weakening and moving out of position, causing a misaligned bite and a reduction in jaw bone density in the area where your teeth have been removed.
Bridges can help prevent these issues by providing fixed support and will help to improve your bite, speech and shape of your face and jaw line. A bridge is often paired with dental implants that help to secure and strengthen the appliance.
If you are missing one or more teeth and are wondering if a dental bridge is the best solution for you, the first best step is to book an appointment with our Cochrane dental team. Our dentists can help determine the best treatment for your current situation and for your overall oral health and long-term dental goals.
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