Crowns & Bridges

Crowns

Crowns are used to restore both anterior and posterior teeth that have been broken or are at high risk breaking due to large fillings or fractures. A variety of materials may be used to design these reconstructions in laboratories. A crown should look and feel very similar to your natural teeth.

Crowns, also called caps, are indicated if a significant portion of the tooth is missing. Extensive decay, injury or root canal therapy are some of the most common reasons for recommending a crown. Crowns are usually either made of noble alloys (gold) or porcelain. There are many different types of porcelain crowns available, and we will help you determine which type is best suited for your particular need.

During your first visit, we will prepare the tooth by removing some tooth structure. We then take an impression of the prepared tooth, make a temporary crown, and send the impression to a dental laboratory to fabricate the permanent crown. At your next visit, we will try-in the crown to ensure a good fit, and then cement it in place.

When a tooth is compromised by decay or damage, we may suggest a crown, inlay, or onlay. These restorations, made in a lab from fine dental porcelain, will blend seamlessly with your teeth, return the strength that you need for comfortable oral function, and maintain your all-white smile.

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Bridges

Bridges are fixed, non-removable prostheses constructed to replace one or more missing teeth. The teeth on both sides of the existing space are used to attach the bridge to restore functionality and esthetics. Materials used for this process are noble alloys, porcelain, or porcelain fused to metal.

Bridges are indicated whenever at least one tooth is missing. A bridge is composed of abutments and pontics. Abutments are the supports for the bridge and consist of crowns placed on the teeth surrounding the empty space. The pontics are special crowns that span the empty space and connect to the abutments. The abutment teeth used to support the bridge are prepared just like crowns. We then take an impression of the prepared teeth and make a temporary bridge to place on the teeth to maintain their positions and protect them while a dental laboratory fabricates the permanent bridge. At your next visit, we will try-in the bridge to ensure a good fit and then cement the bridge in place.

Girgis Dental Care - Dr. Johannes Girgis

Family & Cosmetic Dentist - Dentist in Ottawa - Bank Street

1385 Bank Street, Suite 203, Ottawa, Ontario, K1H 8N4
Phone: (613) 738-1113
Email: info@girgisdentalcare.ca
Girgis Dental Care is located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, and proudly serves the surrounding communities including Alta Vista, Old Ottawa South, Old Ottawa East, the Glebe, Applewood Acres, Billings Bridge, Ridgemont, Riverside Park, Heron Gate, Guildwood Estates and Playfair Park.

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