A crown, often called a cap, is an artificial cover that restores a decayed or damaged tooth to its normal shape and size. It is useful for protecting the structure of a tooth that is cracked or broken. A crown can also be used to change the shape of a tooth, to correct a bite or cosmetic problem, or to replace existing broken or poor-fitting crowns. A crown may be made of gold, other metals, or porcelain.
A fixed bridge can replace one or more missing teeth. It consists of one or more replacement teeth attached to crowns that are placed on two or more surrounding support teeth. Along with replacing teeth, the fixed bridge helps restore the normal function and proper position of your bite. A fixed bridge is made of various metals, porcelain, or a combination of the two.
Your dentist may recommend a partial denture if you dont have strong enough support teeth on either side of your missing teeth to support a fixed bridge. A partial denture helps to preserve the life of your remaining teeth. It consists of a removable metal framework with one or more porcelain or plastic replacement teeth attached. Unlike a fixed bridge, a partial denture can be taken out.
Dental veneers are one of the most exciting and revolutionary advancement in Aesthetic Dentistry. Dynamic results can usually be achieved within a week or ten days to correct somewhat misaligned, broken, discolored or misshapen teeth. Customarily, veneers are preferable to full crowns when there is adequate remaining tooth structure to support the restoration.
Dental veneers are a blend of art and science that enables a skilled practitioner to achieve a sensational effect. For many patients unhappy with their smiles, porcelain veneers may be a dream come true!
At FDC, dental veneers are one of our passions, and you will be amazed how they can change your life. Our dentists offer a variety of cosmetic solutions in Belleville, Cobourg and Frankford, and surrounding areas such as Trenton. Please contact any of our three convenient locations.