Many options in dental crowns & bridges in Alliston, ON
Every dental patient’s mouth, diet, lifestyle habits, and budget are unique. A one-size-fits-all approach to tooth restoration and replacement simply does not make sense. At Dominion Street Dental in Alliston, ON, Dr. Oksana Vozna offers options to suit the needs of the individual. Crowns & bridges are a terrific example.
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that fit over a portion of natural tooth, with the roots intact. Dr. Vozna offers crowns precisely crafted from strong and durable materials, many of which blend with your tooth color. Depending on the area of your mouth and your personal situation, she may recommend a crown made of all porcelain, metal, or a combination of the two materials.
Inlays and onlays are sometimes called partial crowns because they cover a larger area of damage than a filling can support. These restorations can be made of gold or porcelain.
A crown is used to restore appearance and function in these situations:
- Cosmetic enhancement – improving shape, size, or color of a tooth
- Repair a large area of decay
- When a sizeable piece of tooth is broken off
- Stabilize severe fractures
- Provide strength and protection to a tooth that has had root canal therapy
- Top a dental implant, replacing a missing tooth
- Anchor a fixed dental bridge
A dental bridge consists of two crowns which hold artificial teeth in place. The unit is cemented, so it is not removable. Maybe you are not a good candidate for dental implants, or do not want that tooth replacement technique. A bridge can be a good alternative. Dr. Vozna designs bridges made of porcelain fused to metal and all ceramic. She may suggest an implant-retained bridge to replace a span of up to five missing teeth, without impact to healthy adjacent teeth.