Dental Crowns & Bridges
At Alaska Avenue Dental Clinic, we can help restore your teeth to their original shape through services such as dental crowns and bridges.
What Are Dental Crowns?
Crowns, sometimes referred to as caps, replace the crown of a tooth which is the visible part above the gumline. Your dentist will remove any decay, and reduce the size of the natural tooth to make room for a lab fabricated replacement. This replacement can be made from several different materials, and your dentist will recomend one based on the stresses that will be placed on that tooth.
What is a porcelain crown?
Similar to composite fillings, a porcelain crown is created to match the colour and size of your actual teeth. This will aid in keeping your smile natural and beautiful.
Why do you need a crown?
- Broken or fractured teeth
- Cosmetic enhancement
- Decayed teeth
- Fractured fillings
- Your tooth has a root canal
What is a Fixed Bridge?
Bridges are made in the same manner. The difference is they are made to cover the space of a missing tooth by creating a bridge between two crowns. The gap in between is filled with a tooth shaped piece of porcelain.
Why do you need a fixed bridge?
- Fill space of missing teeth
- Maintain facial shape
- Prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position
- Restore chewing and speaking ability
Full-Family, Full-Life Dental Care
At Alaska Avenue Dental, we are here for you and your family... for life. Whether you simply need a regular check-up and hygiene, you believe you need a filling or crown, or you or your children may need orthdontic care, we are your one-stop dental practice in Fort St. John, BC.
Tips for a Healthy Smile from the Alaska Avenue Dental Team
Sugar plays a big role in the development of cavities. Avoid foods with 'hidden' sugars, like crackers, processed food, and milk. Brushing twice daily, swishing with water or chewing sugarless gum after meals can reduce the harmful of effect sugar on your teeth.