A crown is a protective covering placed over a tooth to protect it from fracturing. Crowns are generally recommended for a tooth with a large restoration, a fracture, or a tooth that has had endodontic treatment. Crowns can be made using noble alloys like gold for strength and ceramics for natural looking aesthetics.
Crowns are strong and durable and can be made for front or back teeth.
A bridge is a series of crowns that are linked together and is designed to replace one or more missing teeth. Bridges are non-removable restorations and are often part of comprehensive restorative treatment. They can be supported by dental implants and can rejuvenate your appearance and enhance your ability to speak, chew and smile.
If crowns or bridges are part of your treatment plan, our dental team will take the time to explain your treatment options and ensure that your experience is comfortable. At Riverside South Dental Centre, Dr. Ohanian and Associates welcome your questions or concerns.
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