At DentistsRUs, we feel it is important you understand your crown and/or bridge, as they both are often not entirely covered by any given dental plan. So understanding the cost involved is important, and you can discuss that with one of our Langley dentists before undergoing the procedure.
Crowns are used to “cover over” large fillings or root canals to prevent your natural tooth from cracking under chewing pressure
Crowns provide a solution for a fractured tooth
Crowns are used as an anchor to attach to a bridge
Crowns cover dental implants, and/or fix the aesthetic appearance of a tooth
A crown is considered a fixed prosthetics, unlike dentures or partials, which can be taken in and out of the mouth for cleaning. Because a crown is fixed, your cleaning and maintenance routine is conducted in the same way you would treat a natural tooth.
A crown is incredibly strong – usually made of either porcelain fused to metal, or gold, and can withstand vigorous chewing. In addition, they are very pleasant in appearance and shape, and are formed to fill in any gaps or discolourations you might have.
Bridges are used to “bridge the gap” between missing teeth
A bridge ensures that your other teeth don’t shift, which would cause your bite to misalign
Because a bridge keeps your bite in-line, it will also better ensure you don’t acquire gum disease due to gum recession
Like a crown, a bridge is made of porcelain and fused to metal or gold. It creates an aesthetically pleasing smile, and can align you smile nicely.
With proper care, both crowns and bridges can last a lifetime, but on occasion they can come loose or even fall out. As with your natural teeth, good oral hygiene will further prevent this from happening.
At DentistsRUs, we provide you with dentists in Langley, Burnaby, Coquitlam, and New Westminister who offer crowns and bridges. Feel free to call any one of our local offices below…
Burnaby Sedation & General Dentistry | 250 – 3433 North Rd. Burnaby, BC | 604.568.2211
Langley Sedation & General Dentistry | #103 – 19978 72nd Avenue Langley, BC | 604.514.6499
Tri-City Sedation & General Dentistry | #1412-2929 Barnet Hwy, Coquitlam, BC | 604.942.5222
Coast Meridian Sedation & General Dentistry | #103 3380 David Ave, Coquitlam, BC | 604.942.1110
New Westminster Sedation & General Dentistry | 243-800 Carnarvon St. New Westminster | 604.525.1116