If your teeth are weak, chipped or otherwise damaged, the dentists Oasis Dental Studio may be able to use a tooth crown or dental bridge to restore your smile and your dental health.
Porcelain tooth crowns and dental bridges look completely natural, mimicking the look of your natural teeth to blend in flawlessly. With Oasis Dental Studio, no one else will ever know you’ve had any dental work done.
What are Tooth Crowns?
Porcelain crowns (also known as a tooth cap) are long-lasting ceramic restorations that cover a decayed, broken or brittle tooth to strengthen and preserve the tooth. The tooth crown is placed over the damaged tooth like a cap or sleeve and can restore the function of your tooth.
Once a tooth is strengthened by a crown, its full function is restored. This means no more painful biting, chewing, or speaking. Your new tooth crown will also aesthetically enhance your smile, as it replaces the outward appearance of your damaged tooth which may have cracks, chips, or discolouration from decay.
Tooth crowns are designed to match the opposing tooth aesthetics and height to ensure no change in your bite.
When Will I Need a Tooth Crown?
Tooth crowns are one of the most common restorations performed by dentists. They might be needed for several reasons, including:
- Protect a weak tooth
- Restore a tooth that’s already been broken
- Cover misshapen teeth
- Support a tooth with a large filling
- Protect teeth at high risk of decay.
A tooth cap is the best option to extend the life of a tooth for years to come. A consultation with one of our dentists is the best way to determine whether you’re a candidate for a tooth crown.
What are Dental Bridges?
If you require treatment for the loss of one or more teeth, we suggest either dental implants or a bridge. A dental bridge can fill a gap of up to four teeth (so long as there are healthy natural teeth adjoining the gap). They replace your missing teeth and look completely natural. A dental bridge is made of porcelain and aims to replace missing teeth in the most natural way.
The dental bridge will be anchored to the healthy teeth on either side of the gap to ensure strength and stability.
When Will I Need Dental Bridges?
If you have missing teeth, dental bridges are the ideal treatment. There are many reasons for why tooth loss occurs. The most common causes are from:
- Tooth decay
- Gum disease
- Dental injuries
- Dental extractions
- Wear and tear
Missing teeth can negatively impact your dental health as well as your self-confidence. At Oasis Dental, we often recommend dental bridges over dentures as they are generally more secure and comfortable for the wearer.
Tooth Crown and Dental Bridge Treatments
Bridge and crown treatment for teeth are very common. We use the most advanced techniques and have systems in place to make the treatment as simple, effective, and painless as possible.
To find out which solution is best for you, we recommend coming in for a consultation. We’ll be able to assess the site and give recommendations based on your desired outcome, overall health needs, and financial position.
If you’re concerned about a damaged tooth or tooth loss, contact Oasis Dental Studio today to book your consultation. Our expert team will be able to suggest a specific treatment plan for your needs and help you smile again!