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If you have concerns about damage to your teeth, a dental crown or bridge from Bow Valley Dental can be a life-changing solution.

When you have missing or damaged teeth, your remaining teeth can loosen to fill the spaces or compensate for a misalignment, which may lead to additional tooth loss. Crowns and bridges are a common solution to fill the gaps and restore your mouth back to a healthy state.

What are porcelain Dental Crowns?

Our dentists can restore your damaged teeth and greatly improve their strength, appearance, and longevity with individually custom-fitted and manufactured porcelain Dental Crowns which resemble the tone and contour of your natural teeth.

To start the process, your dentist will reduce and contour the tooth damaged tooth and take an impression of your teeth and gums to be sent to a lab for fabrication. While it is being fabricated, you’ll receive a temporary Dental Crown to wear to prevent further damage to your teeth. When your new Dental Crown is ready, it is placed and cemented onto your contoured tooth.

Porcelain Dental Crowns are recommended after Root Canal treatment because the tooth is no longer receiving blood flow, so it becomes brittle and prone to fracturing. A fractured root canal tooth will likely result in the need to extract the tooth. Due to cost, some patients decide not to get a Dental Crown after a root canal. This could result in a fracture will be more difficult to restore, which will likely cost you more time and money than you had originally planned. 

At Bow Valley Dental, we can help you discover if your dental benefits will cover a portion of the cost.

What is a Dental Bridge?

To replace missing teeth, a Dental Bridge fills the space with help from your existing teeth. A Dental Bridge is a porcelain tooth permanently attached to your natural teeth. It is cemented into the mouth, providing solid support to the structure of the jaw to prevent adjacent teeth from shifting.