Crowns & Bridges

Fixed dental prosthetics, also known as fixed dental restorations, are dental prosthetic devices that are permanently attached or fixed to the natural teeth or dental implants. Fixed prosthetics cannot be easily removed by the patient and remain in place for an extended period. These restorations are custom-made to fit precisely in the mouth and provide functional and aesthetic benefits. Here are the types of fixed dental prosthetics offered at Cole Harbour Dental Centre:

  • Dental Crowns: also referred to as caps, are tooth-shaped prosthetic coverings that encase the entire visible portion of a damaged or severely decayed tooth. Crowns are typically made from materials such as porcelain, ceramic, metal alloys, or a combination of materials. They are custom-designed to match the color, shape, and size of the natural teeth, providing strength, protection, and aesthetic improvement.

  • Dental Bridges: fixed prosthetic devices used to replace one or more missing teeth by connecting artificial teeth (pontics) to the natural teeth on either side of the gap. The adjacent natural teeth, called abutments, are prepared by removing a small amount of enamel to accommodate dental crowns. The artificial teeth are then attached to the crowns, creating a bridge that fills the gap and restores oral function and aesthetics.

The process of receiving fixed dental prosthetics typically involves an initial evaluation, tooth preparation, dental impressions, fabrication of the prosthetic in a dental laboratory, and final placement and adjustment by the dentist. The materials used in fixed dental prosthetics are chosen based on factors such as durability, aesthetics, and the patient's specific needs and preferences.

It's important to consult with a dental professional to determine the most suitable fixed dental prosthetic for your particular situation. They will assess your oral health, discuss your treatment goals, and develop a personalized treatment plan to restore your teeth, enhance your smile, and improve your overall oral function.


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