Dental Crowns & Bridges
At Arrowsmith Dental Group, our Parksville dentists use dental crowns and bridges to restore your smile.
What are Crowns & Bridges?
Crowns and bridges are both commonly used restorative dental treatments which can help restore the normal appearance and function of your smile.
While they help to maintain the shape of your face and return your ability to talk and eat properly, they can also help to fill space left by missing teeth.
By repairing structural problems such as missing or damaged teeth using a dental crown or bridge, our dentists at Arrowsmith Dental Group can help to restore your smile – and your oral health.
Dental crowns strengthen teeth and improve the appearance and function of a fractured tooth that may otherwise be lost. These hollow, artificial teeth are placed over an entire damaged or decayed tooth to restore its colour, size and shape.
Crowns are extremely durable and may be made from a number of materials, including porcelain and metal. They look and function similar to natural teeth. If cared for properly, they can last for 10 or more years.
A bridge helps to prevent your other teeth from moving to fill the space left by a missing tooth, which could lead to more serious dental issues including gum disease.
This natural-looking tooth restoration 'bridges' a gap of missing teeth in your mouth. Consisting of one or more artificial teeth, a bridge is attached to the teeth on either side of a gap to fill a space.