Crowns

There are several different ways to restore teeth, the most common being a filling or bonding. Crowns are used to repair badly decayed, broken or severely discolored teeth or teeth that are not properly aligned. A crown is an artificial covering for the tooth and can be made out of several different types of material. A crown can be porcelain, acrylic, gold or a combination of metal and porcelain or gold and porcelain. Here at Stoneybrook Dental we use Cerecsame day porcelain crowns for 90% of our restorations.

Crowns look just like regular teeth and no one but you and your dentist will know which tooth is yours and which one is a cap. The tooth under the crown is reduced in size, over which the crown will be permanently cemented. Crowns have a much longer life span than bonding, resist stains better, hold their color and resist chipping and cracking. We will see if same day crowns are right for you.

Reasons for needing a crown are;

  • Worn Fillings
  • Cracked Tooth
  • Failing Crown
  • Large Cavity
  • After Root Canal

Bridges

A bridge is a replacement for a missing tooth or teeth that is anchored in place by the adjacent teeth. A bridge can avert the chain-reaction of dental problems that can occur when a tooth is lost.

These can include;

  • The tooth opposing the missing tooth can start to move out from its socket.
  • The missing tooth can cause chewing problems.
  • Problems can develop with the TMJ.(The joint in your jaw beside your ears)
  • It is much harder to clean the teeth that have shifted, and this may cause further tooth loss through the advancement of periodontal disease (bone loss).

There are various bridge options for tooth replacement. Some may require more or less removal of tooth structure. We will recommend the best type of bridge for your needs.