Crowns and Bridges
Dental Crowns to Repair Broken Teeth
Teeth have a tough job, and while enamel is strong, it is not indestructible. Teeth can become decayed due to diet or poor hygiene and may sustain damage when biting into something particularly hard. Damage can also result when patients have a bruxism (clenching and grinding) habit.
A broken or decayed tooth may cause pain and is more susceptible to additional damage caused by chewing. Dr Karikios repairs damaged teeth using dental crowns, which completely encase the remaining tooth structure and absorb the force from chewing.
CEREC Same-Day Restorations
At CDK Dental, we create traditional crowns in addition to offering CEREC restorations. CEREC makes same-day treatment possible by creating ceramic restorations using CAD/CAM technology in our practice while you wait.
We take a digital scan of your tooth and upload it into our software, which generates a custom dental crown that we mill on-site. Dr Karikios places the finishing touches on each crown, matching the colour and shade to the surrounding teeth.
What Is a Dental Bridge?
A dental bridge is an option when a person is missing a single tooth or even several teeth. This technique involves the use of crowns and bridges – two crowns are placed on either side of the missing tooth or teeth and a false tooth or a set of teeth are fused to the crowns. This effectively fills the gap of the missing teeth, making it appear as though a person has a full set of healthy teeth.
This can be an especially appealing procedure for those who feel self-conscious about their missing teeth and are looking for a more permanent way to restore their teeth and their smile.
When Should Someone Get a Bridge?
A dental bridge is a good choice for people who are missing some teeth and are able to commit themselves to proper dental hygiene. Having a dental bridge placed in the mouth can help prevent further tooth decay and gum disease. It can also stop the remaining teeth from spreading further apart.
We offer several dental bridge treatments:
Traditional Fixed Dental Bridge
This involves the use of crowns and bridges and cannot be removed once it has been installed.
Cantilever Dental Bridge
This type of bridge may be used when:
- Someone has teeth remaining on just one side of the open space.
- A false tooth is anchored to an adjacent natural tooth or teeth.
- It can be a good choice for areas of the mouth that are not experiencing too much stress, such as the front teeth.
Resin-Bonded Dental Bridge
This method is typically the least expensive.
It can be used on people who can have the bridge attached to healthy teeth that have no fillings. This typically involves much less preparation than other bridge work.
This method is mainly used on the front teeth – resin is used to bond the artificial tooth to metal bands that anchor to the surrounding tooth or teeth.