Restorative Fillings in Edmonton
Dental fillings are a simple and straightforward process that won’t require any downtime. Your Edmonton dentist at Edgemont Dental will use fillings to repair and strengthen the natural teeth. We offer fillings because the composites are durable and attractive, mimicking the appearance of natural teeth.
Crowns and Bridges
Dental crowns are used to restore a tooth that would otherwise be in danger of breaking. Crowns strengthen and protect the remaining teeth and can improve the appearance of your smile. A crown is usually made of hard porcelain and is attached to the affected tooth with a permanent method. Porcelain crowns are made to match the shape, size and colour of the tooth, giving you a natural, long-lasting beautiful smile.
A bridge is a fixed dental appliance that replaces one or more missing teeth. Using the surrounding teeth as supports allows cementation. Typically, a bridge consists of two crowns that go over the two anchoring teeth (abutment teeth) and are attached to pontics (artificial teeth), to fill in the gap created by one or more missing teeth. A dental crown or bridge may be recommended to:
- Replace a large filling when there isn’t enough tooth remaining
- Cover a discoloured or poorly shaped tooth
- Protect a weak tooth from fracturing
- Cover a tooth that has had root canal treatment
- Restore a fractured tooth
- Attach a bridge
- Cover a dental implant
If you have any questions about dental crowns or bridges, or would like to schedule an appointment with our office.
Denture Clinic in Edmonton
If you are suffering from damaged or weakened teeth, or are missing teeth, you may benefit from dentures. Dentures are generally an inexpensive way to replace several problematic teeth at once. There are two main types:
Dentures (or full dentures) are intended to replace all the teeth in an arch, either the upper jaw or the lower jaw. Full teeth are placed on an acrylic base designed to look like your teeth.
If there is not enough gum tissue to support a full set of teeth, dental implants can be used to help stabilize the gums safely.
Partial dentures are used when multiple teeth are replaced, but natural teeth still remain. Partial dentures are made up of one or more artificial teeth held in place by clasps that fit onto your natural teeth or on a tooth replacement, such as a dental crown.
The benefits of having dentures include improved biting pressure and digestion, decreased bone loss, improved facial structure retention, and improved comfort.
We are able to provide you with the professional advice you need before choosing the right dentures for your lifestyle. Call your Edmonton dentist at Edgemont Dental today to schedule a consultation.