Crown Over Natural Teeth
A crown is used to cover and protect a tooth that is destroyed by tooth decay, a dental fracture, wear, a malformation, or a crack. It is often recommended after a root canal in order to properly seal and protect the tooth.
Several materials can be used: zircon, ceramic or precious metals such as gold and platinum.
Ceramic is the preferred material since its properties resemble those of dental enamel. Consequently, the level of aesthetics is optimal, and the masticatory function compares to that of individuals with natural teeth. With proper maintenance and hygiene, the lifespan of a crown is between ten and fifteen years.
Bridge Over Natural Teeth
A bridge over natural teeth enables the replacement of one or several missing teeth in a fixed manner. It is a permanent option that can last between ten and fifteen years depending on maintenance and dental hygiene.
A bridge is installed on either side of the missing tooth. This allows a false tooth to hold on a pontic. It’s an interesting alternative treatment when a dental implant is not possible.
A bridge over natural teeth avoids the migration and loss of remaining teeth and minimizes the risk of tooth loosening.
Veneers cover the visible surface of the tooth to align and harmonize the patient’s smile. They are made of ceramic or composite. They enable patients to have a more aesthetic tooth colour and shape. They also allow the alignment of anterior teeth.
This dental treatment is offered over anterior teeth to improve the smile and the aesthetics. Veneers are either cemented over natural teeth or reconstructed in composite on the tooth’s surface.
Ceramic veneers offer aesthetic and stable long-term results compared the composites that can change colour. They also have a superior lifespan compared to composite veneers. Proper dental hygiene prolongs the lifespan of veneers.