Crowns and Bridges
I Want To Restore My Smile
Are your teeth breaking, decayed or aesthetically lacking? Dr Steven Segal can restore your teeth and reinvigorate your smile with porcelain crowns and bridges.
A Porcelain Crown is necessary when a tooth is in a poor condition. This is the case when a tooth begins to crack, break, is diseased or badly decayed. These conditions may be caused from a large filling, ageing of the tooth, improper bite, tooth grinding, poor oral hygiene or trauma to the mouth.
Increased strength and stability are the major structural advantages provided by Porcelain Crowns. This method of treatment also produces aesthetic results; with the crown having the same colour, texture and translucency as your existing teeth. This treatment will restore lost teeth, support remaining teeth and help keep teeth in the correct position to maintain a proper bite.
A Bridge is essentially a device anchored to surrounding teeth that replaces one or more existing teeth. When a lost tooth is replaced with cemented bridgework, the tooth on either side of the missing one must be prepared as crowns to serve as a support to hold the Bridge in place. This procedure usually takes two appointments to complete. Since the Bridge must be carefully constructed to match your natural teeth to ensure a correct bite, several impressions of the teeth are taken and sent to the lab to construct the Bridge.
If you are faced with tooth loss or damage of your tooth structure – Crown and Bridge treatment may be right for you. This long term solution can help prevent problems that occur when just one tooth is missing, such as shifting and drifting of remaining teeth, decay, periodontal disease and bone loss.