Crowns & Bridges
Dental Crowns by your dentist in Markham
Crowns by your dentist in Markham, also known as dental caps, are used to provide structural support for teeth that have been compromised. Teeth with fractures or substantial loss of structure due to trauma or cavities may need a crown to enhance the long term survival of the tooth.
Some indications for a tooth in need of a crown restoration are:
- Loss of large amount of tooth structure due to cavities
- Severe wear of teeth due to grinding or clinching habits
- Root canal treatment of teeth
- Restoring the functional and aesthetic contours of teeth
- Closing gaps between teeth
There are multiple types of crowns that are used in dentistry today. Depending on the specific conditions of the patient and their individual aesthetic or functional requirements, a certain type of crown may be chosen by your Markham dentist for you. Dr. Riazi discusses this during the treatment planning session with each patient.
Dental Bridges by your Markham dentist
Do you have gaps in your mouth from one or more missing teeth that hinder your chewing and/or speech ability, or affect the overall appearance of your smile?
Over time, additional dental problems may arise and your teeth and bite may become misaligned. At our Markham dental office, dental bridges are often used to fill in the gaps where there are missing teeth, and to restore the function and appeal of your smile.
The Dental Bridge Procedure
During a dental bridge procedure, Dr. Riazi re-contours and reshapes the teeth on either side of the gap. Dental crowns will be made to fit these teeth, and a natural-looking prosthetic tooth will be custom-crafted in a lab to fill the gap. The set of prosthetic teeth are all stuck together with both crowns on either side. Once the dental bridge has been crafted, our dentist cements it securely in between your healthy teeth, leaving you with the same support and appearance of all-natural teeth.