Complete Your New Smile with a Crown or Bridge
A broken, chipped, decayed, or missing tooth can leave a lasting impact on your oral health as well as your appearance. Here at Dr. K Ashraf Dentistry, we use all-porcelain dental crowns and bridges to restore function and beauty in your smile that has been affected by dental trauma, decay, or tooth loss.
With our prosthetic restoration options, we’re capable of providing you a beautiful new smile and long-lasting results. Unlike traditional dentures, dental crowns and bridges don’t ever have to be removed for cleaning, making them a much more convenient and comfortable solution.
Discover Dental Crowns
As a certified restorative dentist in Ontario, Dr. Ashraf works precisely to ensure every patient leaves with a stunning, fully-functioning smile. A dental crown, also known as a cap, is placed over a newly restored tooth or dental implant to look, act, and feel like a natural tooth.
A crown is cemented onto your existing tooth and is made specifically for you so it fits comfortably along your gum line. Your crown is custom made to match the color, size, and shape of your natural teeth and is used to protect your recovering tooth.
Why Are Crowns Needed?
Patients who need dental crowns are in need of a tooth repair due to 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
CEREC® One-Day Crowns & Restorations
When dental emergencies happen, we know how humiliating it can be to live with broken or missing teeth for more than just a couple of hours. 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 team create and mill your restoration right here in our Waterloo office. By using digital impressions instead of traditional impression goop, restoring your smile has never been easier or more accurate.
If you’ve recently had a dental emergency that’s compromised your smile, call Dr. Ashraf to learn how our same-day CEREC restorations can revitalize your teeth.
Explore Dental Bridges
A dental bridge is a tooth replacement treatment that bridges the gap between one or more prosthetic teeth that are typically held in place by dental crowns. The two outer crowns fit over your natural teeth adjacent to the gap so it can support the middle crown, which serves as the replacement tooth.
Since bridges use dental crowns to support the prosthetic, neighboring teeth must be shaved down so your temporary crowns can fit securely over them 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
- Help preserve your natural face shape
- Reinforces a sturdy bite
- Stops remaining teeth from shifting out of place
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 crown or bridge, 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.