Dental Crowns & Bridges in Tweed
Your dentist at Tweed Dental Care may recommend a dental crown or bridge to help repair a damaged tooth or replace missing teeth.
What is a dental crown?
Dental crowns are tooth restorations used to cover or "cap" a damaged tooth to give it structure and support. Typically, Dr. Weinstein uses porcelain or ceramic crowns for front or visible teeth in your mouth, as this material can be used to match the colour of your natural teeth. For your back teeth or molars which are less visible, he may suggest a crown made from other materials such as gold, acrylic and ceramic.
When are dental crowns used?
Your dentist might recommend a crown if you have a tooth that is too small for a filling, or when a tooth has been too extensively damaged by a cavity to be repaired with a standard filling. A crown might also be used following a root canal procedure or to attach a dental bridge. In addition, crowns can also be helpful for cosmetic treatments by covering crooked or discoloured teeth.
What is a dental bridge?
A dental bridge may be used to replace one or more teeth by attaching to the teeth on either side. The placement of a dental bridge can help fill a gap between teeth to create a full smile. We may also recommend a dental bridge as a space maintainer, to prevent your natural teeth from shifting into the place of a missing tooth.
Our dentist may recommend a crown for a patient to:
- Replace a large filling when most of the tooth is missing
- Protect a weak tooth from fracture
- Restore a fractured tooth
- Attach a bridge
- Cover a dental implant
- Cover a discoloured or misshapen tooth
- Cover a tooth following a root canal treatment