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Restorative Dentistry: Crowns, Bridges & Dental Implants

Crowns

In order to rebuild and strengthen damaged teeth, crowns may be used. A crown is a customized restoration that covers an entire tooth structure just above the gum line. It is then cemented into place, giving your tooth a strong and natural look. Crowns can also be used for cosmetic dentistry by covering misshapen or highly discoloured teeth.


Bridges

Missing a tooth? A bridge can be an effective option to replace it. To fill the gap left by a missing tooth, a bridge is cemented to your adjacent teeth. These teeth are either covered partly or entirely for a functional, strong, and esthetically-pleasing result. Filling in the gap left by a missing tooth is important. A bridge prevents the remaining teeth from shifting out of position, restores your proper bite, and improves speech and chewing.


Dental Implants

Another solution for missing teeth is dental implants. A dental implant is created to act as a substitute root for a missing tooth. First, a titanium fixture is surgically placed in the bone of the jaw where the missing tooth had been; and then a crown is affixed to the implant. Dental implants can be used to support bridges and dentures.


The benefits of dental implants include:

  • Bone preservation
  • Keeping restorations from moving
  • Natural tooth structure preservation
  • Teeth positions maintained
  • Facial structure preservation
  • Improvement of taste, chewing, and speech (compared to removable prosthesis)
  • Confidence boost with a natural, secure restorative option that lasts


Whether you require a crown, bridge, or dental implant, call the Brighton dental office of Dr. Gordon Hall to discuss your restorative options. Schedule an appointment today.

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