Crowns & Bridges

Restore extensively damaged teeth to their natural beauty!

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Do you have teeth that are short and worn down due to bruxism, age or previous dental restorations? Do you have one or more missing teeth? If so, then a crown or a bridge may be the restoration of choice.

crowns2What are dental crown restorations?

A dental crown, sometimes called a cap, is simply a tooth-shaped covering that fits over a single damaged or discoloured tooth. Dr. Arvind Kataria designs it to mimic the tooth’s exact shape and colour and to cover the whole surface above the gum line, while preserving the tooth’s roots. Crowns can be made of various materials: Dental porcelains (including new high tech ceramics), porcelain-fused-to-metal, and gold alloys. When properly fabricated and placed, they look and function just like your natural teeth.

What are dental bridge restorations?

crowns3If a tooth is completely missing, however, the crown has no support to attach to directly. This is where bridgework is ideal, because Dr. Arvind Kataria can use neighbouring teeth as anchors for the bridge. A bridge, sometimes called a pontic, requires that the healthy teeth on either side of the missing tooth be prepared for crowning. Then, a single unit crafted in the shape of all three teeth is securely attached to the prepared teeth, and the bridge is complete. In some cases when more than one tooth is missing, a larger bridge can be constructed.