Crown and Bridge
Sawchuk and D'Occhio Dental's dentists are highly experienced in tooth restoration via dental Crowns, to correct broken or cracked teeth, or following Root Canal treatment.
Sawchuk and D'Occhio Dental are experienced in tooth restoration via dental Crown, a lab-fabricated structure used to restore a tooth when inadequate tooth structure remains.
Crown Consultation, Process and Benefits
Following an initial consultation, during the first visit for a Crown the tooth is prepared. Preparation involves recontouring the tooth by removing a portion of enamel to allow room for a Crown to be placed over the tooth. This may also involve removing existing restorations (fillings) and decay on the tooth. Then, impressions of the teeth are made, which act as a model for the Crown to be made by our dental laboratory. A temporary Crown will be in place prior to leaving our office, to protect the exposed teeth and gums until the permanent Crown is completed. At the next visit, your temporary Crown will be removed and the new, permanent Crown will be fitted and adjusted. The Crown is then permanently cemented into place.
There are various benefits to dental Crowns, including, restoring the ability to properly chew and speak; improving the strength or appearance of teeth; help anchor removable dentures in place; and protection from fracture after Root Canal Therapy.
Dental Bridges "bridge" the gap created by one or more missing teeth. A Bridge is made up of two crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap (abutments) and a false tooth/teeth in between (pontics). Dental Bridge can be supported by natural teeth or dental Implants.
Bridge Consultation, Process, and Benefits
During the first visit for a dental Bridge, the abutting teeth are prepared. Preparation involves removing a portion of enamel to allow room for a Crown to be placed over them [See above Crowns section]. Impressions of the teeth are then made, which serve as a model from which the Bridge and Crowns will be made by our dental laboratory. To ensure aesthetics and comfort between this visit and your final visit, your Dentist will fit a temporary bridge for you to wear to protect the exposed teeth and gums while the Bridge is created.
During the next visit, your temporary Bridge will be removed and the new permanent Bridge will be fitted and adjusted. At times, additional visits may be required to check the fit and ensure a comfortable bite. If the dental Bridge is a permanent Bridge, your Dentist may temporarily cement it in place for a couple of weeks to make sure it is fitting properly before the Bridge is permanently cemented into place.
Dental Bridges offer the following benefits: restore your smile, restore the ability to properly chew and speak, maintain the shape of your face; distribute your bite properly by replacing missing teeth; prevent teeth from drifting out of position.