Restore a radiant smile with dental crowns
Like a hat that covers the tooth, the dental crown protects it and gives it back its strength. Made in a laboratory, it is generally made of ceramic, a very durable material that protects the tooth and offers it great resistance. Ceramic is also the most aesthetically pleasing material because it mimics the appearance of the natural tooth as closely as possible. In this sense, dental crowns are often used to render a more aesthetic smile.
Once the tooth decay has been removed and the tooth is trimmed to receive the dental crown, the dentist takes an impression that will allow the dental crown to be produced in the laboratory. Once created, the dental crown can be cemented onto the tooth or attached to a dental implant to replace a missing tooth.
Filling missing teeth
The dental bridge is composed of two parts: the pontic and the abutment teeth.
The pontic is the central suspended part made of the teeth to be replaced, while the abutment teeth are located on each side of the space to be filled and will serve as anchors for the bridge.
The dentist can also install the bridge on dental implants.
Why choose a bridge?
The dental bridge has many advantages:
- Aesthetic, it harmonizes discreetly with the rest of the teeth
- It is strong and durable
- It has a natural appearance and offers the optimal comfort of a cemented fixed prosthesis
- It is easy to maintain
- Quickly restores esthetics and the ability to chew
- Prevents the premature wear of teeth
- It reduces the risk of oral infection
Watch the video to learn about the steps involved in designing a crown and view the teeth before and after a dental crown is added.
In the case of a dental fracture or a cavity below the gum line, the dental crown is lengthened.
Also called a reinforcing rod, the prefabricated post consolidates the tooth structure.
Reconstruction for a crown
This video explains how the dentist modifies the remaining tooth structure to ensure the strength of the ceramic dental crown.
Types of dental bridges
Watch the explanatory video to learn more about the different types of dental bridges and the procedures performed by the dentist.