How can we help you?
At Toronto Lakeshore Dental, we want to ensure that you understand the treatment you need or the procedure you’re having, and for this reason we welcome any and all of your questions.
Dr. Joo, Dr. Moore, and our entire team are here to answer any questions you may have, so please don’t hesitate to ask us!
Here are some of the questions we frequently hear. If yours is not answered here, please feel free to contact us.
Crowns and Bridges
Dental crowns and bridges are excellent treatment options for restoring your smile when a tooth has been damaged, decayed, or lost.
What is a Crown?
A dental crown is used to restore a tooth that has suffered trauma, a fracture, or decay that is deeper than a dental filling can restore. It fits over your remaining tooth and closely mimics the natural structure, shape, and shade of your tooth. This allows your crown to preserve your natural root, while providing the function you lost when your tooth became damaged or decayed.
Dental crowns in Toronto are made of ceramic porcelain that is customized to match your smile, which is more appealing than crowns made with metal used in the past.
What is a Bridge?
If you are missing one or more neighbouring teeth, a bridge can be an excellent solution. It uses dental crowns with prosthetic teeth attached to anchor to your healthy teeth and "bridge the gap" left by your missing teeth. A bridge is also made of porcelain customized to match your smile. This type of restoration can last for 10 to 15 years with excellent home care focused on keeping your anchor teeth clean and healthy.
Contact Our Etobicoke Office
Contact your team at Toronto Lakeshore Dental today if you have questions about dental crowns and bridges.
Do you have a tooth that is cracked or fractured? Has decay caused a cavity in your tooth that is too big for a filling? Does your tooth need to be strengthened after root canal therapy? These are all scenarios in which your dentist may recommend a dental crown in Etobicoke, ON. Your dentist may also suggest a crown to restore a tooth that has an old dental restoration that has broken down.
Dental Crowns in Toronto
A crown is designed to replace your whole tooth structure, so it is often recommended when a dental filling is not sufficient for repairing the tooth. It fits over your natural tooth, which allows it to protect the integrity of your root. Today's crowns are aesthetically pleasing because they are made of ceramic porcelain that can be customized to match your neighbouring teeth, ensuring that it blends flawlessly with your smile.
Dental Crown Procedure
It typically takes two appointments and a couple of weeks to complete your crown. Dr. Joo, Dr. Moore, or Dr. Lee will prepare your tooth for your crown during your first visit and provide you with a temporary crown to wear while your permanent restoration is being handcrafted at a top dental laboratory. After one to two weeks, when your final restoration is ready, you'll return to Toronto Lakeshore Dental to have it placed.