Even if you brush regularly, you might have a hard time avoiding dental decay. Injury, illness, and genetics can lead to broken or even missing teeth. Fortunately, you can repair and refresh your smile with dentures, bridges, and dental crowns in Kitchener. Consult with Dr. Mona Soliman to determine which option would match your personal circumstances.
Crowns replace the tops of broken and rotten teeth to protect the rest of the tooth. These tooth-shaped caps fit over the sensitive roots of teeth, preserving them from harm. Crown is required for:
Repairing a cracked tooth
Restoring a tooth worn by decay
Holding bridges in place
Covering dental implants
Orthodontics: Involves the alignment of teeth and correction of the bite. Orthodontists complete an additional two to three years of university-based education, upon graduating from dental school, for orthodontic training and residency. Orthodontics is used to diagnose, prevent and treat misaligned teeth and facial irregularities with a realignment of the teeth, jaws and bite.
Implants: They are surgical-grade artificial 'roots' that can support crowns, partials or dentures. Dental implants are a safe, long-lasting option for patients who require the replacement of a single tooth or a total dental rehabilitation. This 'root' is placed in the bone of the jaws, just like a natural tooth root. After appropriate healing, a post and a crown can be made to replace a single tooth or - in the case of multiple missing teeth- a bridge, partial denture or full denture can be fabricated.
Bridges: Bridges fill individual gaps in your smile. They consist of a false tooth that attaches to two or more anchoring teeth on either side of the gap. To minimize wear on the anchoring teeth, we will cap these teeth with a crown. With a bridge, you'll be able to redistribute the forces in your bite as well as prevent remaining teeth from shifting out of position.
Dentures: Dentures replace several lost or decayed teeth. You can receive partial or complete dentures, depending on how many teeth you have lost. If you receive complete dentures, our dentist will remove any unhealthy teeth and anchor your dentures on a few implants. If you receive partial dentures, we will use your remaining teeth and bridges to secure the replacements.
A dental crown is a hard protective covering that is placed over a tooth to hold the tooth together and prevent further damage occurring to the weakened tooth. The crown can be made of a variety of substances, typically plastic or metallic in nature. The plastic ones are generally cheaper but don’t tend to last as long as a metal-based crown. Porcelain, empress and lava crowns are the most common kinds that give an enhanced esthetic look. Crown tooth is sometimes used to aesthetically enhance the smile, reduce spaces between teeth and optimize alignment.
What are the Bridges?
A bridge, also known as a fixed partial denture, is a dental restoration used to replace a missing tooth by joining permanently to adjacent teeth or dental implants. There are different types of bridges, depending on how they are fabricated and the way they anchor to the adjacent teeth. Conventionally, dental bridges are made using the indirect method of restoration; however, bridges can be fabricated directly in the mouth using such materials as composite resin. A bridge is fabricated by reducing the teeth on either side of the missing tooth or teeth by a preparation patter determined by the location of the teeth and by the material from which the bridge is fabricated. In other words, the abutment teeth are reduced in size to accommodate the material to be used to restore the size and shape of the original teeth in correct alignment and contact with the opposing teeth. The dimensions of the bridge are defined by Ante’s Law: The root surface area of the abutment teeth has to equal or surpass that of the teeth being replaced with pontics. Contact us to book an appointment for a dental bridge in Kitchener and Waterloo.
It will take time and patience to become comfortable with your new appliance. You will probably develop several sore spots at first. Call for an adjustment appointment, but make sure to wear the appliance 6-8 hours before coming in. Three, no-charge adjustment appointments are usual. You may have to cut your food in small pieces and chew evenly on both sides. When placing partial(s) in your mouth, seat them in place with finger pressure. Never bite them into place because you may bend or break them. All appliances should be brushed three times per day with a toothbrush or denture brush. Plaque and calculus forms on dentures exactly like it does on natural teeth. Don't sleep with your appliance in your mouth. Clean and soak it in water overnight. A cleaning solution may be added to the water, but this does not replace brushing the appliance regularly. Let us make any adjustments on the appliances... please don't "whittle away" a "high" or "sore" spot. It requires time to learn to tolerate dentures. Please be patient!