Bridges & Crowns
Bridges and crowns offer a permanent solution to the issue of missing teeth. Unlike dentures, which are removed daily for cleaning, bridges and crowns are cemented onto existing teeth or implants and can only be removed by a dental professional.
Crowns are used to cover or “cap” damaged teeth or to complete an implant. A crown will strengthen the tooth but will also improve the shape and alignment of a tooth. If you have an implant, the crown will act as the replacement tooth and will be matched to the color and shape of your other teeth.
A bridge is often recommended when several teeth are missing. Gaps left by missing teeth can eventually cause the remaining teeth to twist or rotate as they try to shift into the empty spaces. This can result in a bad bite or in the remaining teeth weakening. To prevent this, our dental specialists may recommend a bridge. A bridge can be constructed of a variety of materials, the options of which our dentists will discuss with you.
Whether you are suffering from a single missing tooth or several missing teeth, we encourage you to call our Mississauga office for a free consultation. Our dentists at Rockwest Dental have extensive experience with placing crowns and bridges and can help you decide what solution will work best for you.