Dental crowns act like caps that fit on top of existing teeth. The outward appearance of the crown looks identical to your natural teeth and is used to protect teeth that have been damaged by chips, cracks, or weakened after undergoing root canal therapy. Typically, patients who need dental crowns usually have at least one of the following conditions:
- Chipped teeth
- Cracked or broken teeth
- Teeth with several or large fillings
- Teeth treated with root canal therapy
A dental bridge is a tooth replacement treatment that consists of a prosthetic tooth held in place by dental crowns. The two outer crowns fit over the natural teeth adjacent to the gap in order to support the middle crown, which serves as the replacement tooth.
As bridges use crowns to support the prosthetic, neighboring teeth are first prepared then covered with temporary crowns while your customized bridges is being made. Once ready, you’ll return to Dr. Ashraf’s Waterloo dental office to have the bridge placed. By the end of this second appointment, you’ll be able to return home when a completely new smile.
CEREC One-Day Crowns & Restorations
When dental emergencies happen, we know how frustrating it can be to have to live with broken or missing teeth. To help you get your smile back as soon as possible, Dr. Ashraf offers same-day crowns, inlays, onlays, and bridges with CEREC. This unique computer-assisted design and manufacturing system lets our dentist create and mill your restoration right in our Waterloo office. By using digital impressions instead of traditional impression goop, restoring your smile has never been easier. If you’ve recently had a dental emergency that’s compromised your smile, call Dr. Ashraf to learn how same-day CEREC crowns can improve your smile.
Explore your Restoration Options Today!
If you think you may need a dental bridge or a crown, give Dr. Ashraf a call. We are happy to provide all Kitchener-Waterloo patients with high-quality dental restorations. Call us now to arrange a free consultation!