If you have a tooth that is fractured or damaged by decay, the team at King Street Dental in Oshawa can address the issue with a tooth crown. When a tooth is fractured, has an outdated filling or is severely damaged by decay, the placement of a crown may be recommended.
A crown is a type of dental restoration that completely caps or encircles a tooth or dental implant to create a smoother, cleaner look and enhance strength and durability. Crowns are often used to enhance strength while creating a smooth natural look for your smile.
Crown technology has improved dramatically over the years, with today's well-constructed crowns looking and functioning just like natural teeth. They are a great option when the damage or decay is so extensive that filling materials cannot ensure the integrity of the tooth.
Types of crowns include full-porcelain crowns, porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns, all-metal crowns, and those made new materials such as zirconia or emax. It will be constructed to be the same size and shape as that of the natural tooth, and as a result will ensure that your jaw and bite are aligned.
Porcelain crowns are carefully matched in colour to ensure that they cannot be distinguished from that of the surrounding natural teeth. Porcelain crowns are the most common form used today.
Our professional and knowledgeable staff will discuss the types of materials available with you if a crown is recommended.
Restorative Dental Bridges
A bridge is a natural-looking dental appliance that can completely replace a single tooth or a section of missing teeth. As with many cosmetic dental procedures at King Street Dental, bridges are custom made for the individual and are barely noticeable.
Bridges can restore and enhance the natural contour of teeth as well as the proper bite relationship between upper and lower teeth. Unlike dentures, bridges are intended to be permanent and are either cemented or bonded to your existing teeth or implants.
Bridge appliances are made from porcelain, or a combination of porcelain and gold alloys to ensure maximum comfort and durability.