Crowns & Bridge Procedures in Vancouver
Fix Imperfect Teeth with Restorative Dentistry in Vancouver
Patients have many options to replace broken or missing teeth, not to mention you can expect the ultimate dental patient experience. With dental crowns and bridges, you can be confident your smile will look and feel natural. These quality cosmetic restorations also serve a functional purpose, as it makes daily functioning easier and more comfortable.
What Are Dental Crowns & Bridges?
Dental crowns can reinforce a damaged tooth that is still solidly secured. The crown restores the appearance of the tooth with ceramic crowns that look almost identical to your natural teeth. In fact, you probably won’t be able to tell the crowned tooth from your natural teeth! Crowns are a good treatment option if tooth decay has destroyed most of your tooth, you have severe enamel erosion, or excessive teeth grinding has worn down your teeth.
Fixed bridges are non-removable appliances that replace a series of adjacent missing teeth. The bridge literally “bridges the gap” between two or more missing teeth, and the bridge is made from 2 crowns, and the 2 anchoring teeth support it. Fixed bridge fill the space of missing teeth, help maintain your facial shape, prevent your remaining teeth from drifting out of the correct position, restore your ability to chew and speak normally, enhance your smile. They are an upgrade from removable partial dentures.
How to Care for Dental Crowns & Bridges
To maintain dental crowns, practice good oral hygiene by brushing with a non-abrasive fluoride toothpaste and flossing daily. Avoid chewing hard objects and sticky foods to prevent damage. Visit the dentist regularly for check-ups and cleanings. Report any discomfort or changes in the crown's fit or appearance promptly to ensure timely intervention and maintenance.
To care for fixed bridges, maintain good oral hygiene by brushing with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste, and flossing daily, including under the bridge. Use a floss threader or special floss for effective cleaning. Avoid hard or sticky foods that may dislodge or damage the bridge. Regular dental check-ups are essential to ensure the bridge's integrity and overall oral health.
Schedule a Consultation for Vancouver Dental Crowns & Bridges with Dr. Faraj Edher
The only way to determine for sure whether crowns or bridges are right for you is to contact the dental office of Dr. Faraj Edher to schedule a consultation with him. During your consultation, Dr. Edher will carefully evaluate your oral health and develop a personalized treatment plan to produce the most optimal results. As an experienced Vancouver prosthodontist, Dr. Edher can walk you through what to expect during your initial consultation.