Flaunt You Captivating Smile
Whether caused by a dental accident or as a result of tooth decay, broken, chipped, or missing teeth can leave a lasting impact on the health of your smile and overall confidence. At Dr. K Ashraf Dentistry, we use all-porcelain dental crowns and bridges to restore function in your smile and aesthetically enhance your appearance.
With these prosthetic restorations, we deliver long-lasting results that help our patients achieve a secure solution. Dental crowns and bridges don’t ever have to be removed for cleaning as you have to do daily with dentures, making them much more convenient and comfortable.
Once you complete treatment with Dr. Ashraf and our skilled team, you’ll be sure to walk out the door with a brighter and more complete smile.
As a certified restorative dentist in Ontario, Dr. Ashraf works keenly to ensure every patient leaves with their desired smile goals. A dental crown is used to act as a cap for the top of a restored tooth or dental implant. They’re cemented into place to fit securely with your existing teeth and lay right above your gum line. The outward appearance of the crown looks identical to your natural teeth and is used to protect your tooth that is recovering from previous damage.
Why Are Crowns Needed?
Typically, patients who need dental crowns are repairing their tooth, or teeth, from some type of damage. Crowns can be used to restore any of the following:
- Chipped teeth
- Cracked or broken teeth
- Teeth with several or large fillings
- Teeth treated with root canal therapy
- To hold a dental bridge in place
- Cover a dental implant
- For a cosmetic modification
A dental bridge is a tooth replacement treatment that bridges the gap between one or more prosthetic teeth that are 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 bridge is made. Once your bridge is ready, you can return to our Waterloo office to have the bridge placed and fastened.
Benefits of Receiving a Bridge
If you’re seeking out a restoration treatment that delivers a natural-look at an affordable price, then dental bridges are right for you. Many advantages you’ll enjoy with a bridge include:
- Restores functionality to eat and speak
- Preserves your natural face shape
- Reinforces a sturdy bite
- Stops remaining teeth from shifting out of place
CEREC One-Day Crowns & Restorations
When dental emergencies happen, we know how humiliating it can be 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 restorations.
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 revitalize your smile.
Explore Your Options With Dr. Ashraf
Visit Dr. K Ashraf Dentistry today to speak with our team about receiving one of our restorative treatments. If you think you may need a dental bridge or a crown, we are happy to examine your mouth at your consultation to see which treatment will be substantial for your dental needs. Schedule your appointment today to begin your journey towards a radiant smile.