Restorative Fillings in Edmonton
A tooth filling is a simple and straightforward process that will require no downtime. Your Edmonton dentist at Edgemont Dental will use fillings to repair and strengthen the natural teeth. We provide composite fillings because composite material is both durable and attractive, mimicking the look of a natural tooth.
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 tooth structure and can improve the appearance of your smile. A crown is typically crafted from strong porcelain material and affixed to the affected tooth with a durable dental resin. 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. They are cemented in place using the surrounding teeth as support. 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 regarding dental crowns or bridges, or if you would like to schedule an appointment, please contact our office.
Denture Clinic in Edmonton
If you are suffering from damaged or weakened teeth, or are missing teeth, you may benefit from dentures. A Denture, in general, is an affordable way of replacing multiple 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 dentures are fitted into an acrylic base that is crafted to look like your gums.
If there is not enough gum tissue to support full dentures, dental implants may be used to help stabilize the dentures for a secure fit.
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 prior to choosing the denture that best suits your lifestyle. Call your Edmonton dentist at Edgemont Dental today to schedule a consultation.