Broken or missing teeth can negatively impact speech, what you eat, and the look and feel of your mouth. Dr. Azeem Sheikh and his team at Brampton Dental Arts in Brampton, ON are specially trained at restoring smiles with dental crowns & bridges.
A dental crown is a natural-looking, tooth-shaped restoration for damaged or treated teeth. It is designed to fit over a prepared tooth and can be used for cosmetic restoration or to restore a tooth that has been treated for decay, breakage, wear, or fracture.
Crowns come in a variety of materials, from stainless steel to gold and solid porcelain. Dr. Sheikh will review the materials with you at your first visit, and help you decide which option is right for you.
To begin the process of placing a crown, your mouth is numbed so that the damaged area of a tooth can be removed. Your tooth is then reshaped to fit the crown. At this point, an impression is taken of the prepared tooth, and this impression is used by a dental lab to create your final crown. You will return to Brampton Dental once that crown is finished, at which point the crown is painlessly installed and cemented in place. Maintenance of your crown is as easy as caring for your natural teeth, and with proper oral hygiene and regular check-ups with Dr. Sheikh, your crown can last many years.
A dental bridge is a restoration designed to replace missing or removed teeth with an artificial tooth, held in place by the surrounding natural teeth.
The process of placing a dental bridge is like that of a crown. You will be numbed so your surrounding teeth can be prepared to fit the bridge, then an impression will be taken and used by the lab to design a custom-made bridge tailored to the function and feel of your bite. Once that is ready, you will return to the office and your bridge will be cemented over the teeth surrounding the missing or removed tooth. At this point, your smile will be restored, and you will have a natural-looking, functional replacement for the missing tooth. Dr. Sheikh will go over care and maintenance of your bridge with you, helping make sure it lasts as long as possible.
Dr. Sheikh is a board-certified dentist with years of experience placing bridges and crowns. Make an appointment for a consultation today by calling Brampton Dental Arts at (905) 581-3726
What is a dental crown?
Hi, this is Dr. Azeem Sheikh from Brampton Dental Arts. Many patients inquire about dental crowns.
In essence, a crown is a protective layer that is made in a lab and goes over your tooth.
Why would anyone need a dental crown?
If the patient has a large filling, fractured a tooth, or is after a root canal treatment, a dental crown is recommended.
What is the procedure of getting a dental crown?
Typically, the crowns are done in two appointments. In the first appointment, we will prepare the tooth for our crown. A light shaving of the tooth is done to make room for your new crown.
We will take a mold of the tooth and make a temporary crown. We will see you back in about two weeks, at which point the lab has custom made the crown for you.
The second appointment is very quick. We will remove the temporary crown and then permanently glue or cement the final crown in place to protect the tooth.
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