Just like people, teeth aren’t always perfect. Luckily the trustworthy dentists at Coquitlam Dental Clinic have the cutting-edge skills and innovative oral health technology to fix the parts of your smiles that need improvement. Before you need to look at options like dentures, a dentist will try to save your existing teeth as best as possible.
A bridge is a dental prosthesis used to replace one or more missing teeth by connecting to the existing teeth around it and span the area where teeth are missing. An impression will be taken of the area that needs the bridge in order to provide a mould to create the bridge. Using this mould, the bridge is then created in our dental laboratory so that it fits as perfect as natural teeth.
Also called a cap, a tooth crown can save a damaged tooth from being lost all together. This hollow, artificial tooth can restore your original damaged or decayed tooth’s shape, appearance, and function, while protecting it from future damage. A crown may be required if you have had a root canal, a large filling in a tooth, or a broken tooth.
A crown can either be made from porcelain, gold or a combination of both. Gold is a better choice for back teeth that do a lot of chewing and require extra strength. Meanwhile, porcelain crowns for your front teeth look more like natural teeth and have a specific desired appearance.
Dental inlays or onlays are specific restorations for mild to moderately decayed, cracked, or fractured teeth. Inlays literally fit into your broken teeth like a puzzle piece to allow the existing healthy parts of your tooth to remain. An onlay is required when the top of your tooth is damaged enough to be removed. The top section of your tooth is then literally cut away completely and a full onlay is placed on this now flat tooth surface to replace the biting surface all together.
To schedule your restorative dentistry procedure, call one of our friendly receptionists and they will be able to book your appointment with our dentists. We’ll have you smiling and chewing again with confidence and without pain!