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January 28th, 2022

Damaged Teeth? Talk to Your Dentist About These Two Simple Procedures

Do you have any missing, chipped, or cracked teeth? If so, try not to worry too much because you’re in good company. Many people, unfortunately, struggle with this problem. But just like anything else, there’s always a solution if you’re willing to look for one. 

And at Franklin Dental Centre in Fort McMurray, we offer that solution in the form of the restorative dentistry services you need to revitalize your smile. 

But you may be wondering how we go about doing that; what procedures, methods, or processes do we follow to restore your pearly whites? 

We’d like to introduce you to…

Crown and Bridge Dental Services in Fort McMurray

Dental crowns and bridges are nothing more than artificial devices. In layman’s terms, they’re false teeth. However, it’s important to note that they’re not the same as dentures. Dentures can be removed at will, day or night, whereas crowns and bridges are fastened and secured in place – firmly attached to your current set of teeth. 

For this reason, they can only be added or removed by the dexterous hands of a qualified dental professional. 

Dental Crowns and Bridges: What’s the Difference?

Even though they both technically perform the same function, there are some slight differences between dental crowns and bridges that are important for you to know. 

Let’s explore the distinct traits that separate these two dental devices. 

Dental Crowns

A dental crown is applied to a single broken, chipped, or otherwise damaged tooth. Other than bolstering the tooth’s structural integrity, a crown also refines the tooth’s appearance, position, and symmetry. Additionally, a crown can also be used as a cap on an implant to offer a more natural shape; thereby, enhancing its performance. 

Typically, crowns are produced using porcelain or ceramic materials; although they can also be made from materials such as acrylic, alloy, or even gold. 

Dental Bridges

Unlike a dental crown that only covers a single tooth, a dental bridge is used as a connector for multiple missing teeth in a row. The utility of a dental bridge is paramount. The reason being is that when a gap is present due to several missing teeth, it can actually result in the existing teeth shifting and revolving into the vacant spots.

This type of dental disparity can cause biting issues, periodontal diseases (gum disease), or possibly even TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorders. Bridges are utilized to restore a set of missing teeth, however, they can also be used to replace a single tooth as well. 

They are attached to the existing teeth that “neighbour” the unoccupied space within the mouth. Also referred to as abutments, these “neighbouring” teeth act as anchor points for the dental bridge to latch onto. 

Are You Ready to Restore Your Smile?

You deserve a revitalized smile! How amazing would it be to walk around shining your flawless smirk at everyone to brighten their day? That ear-to-ear grin of yours holds a lot of potentials – let’s bring that potential to life. 

Contact us to learn more about our dental crown and bridge services and how we can serve you today. 

 

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According to Statistics Canada, 6.4% of Canadians claimed to have been diagnosed with sleep apnea. That’s nearly 2.5 million people! This entails that the prevalence of this condition is far-reaching and much more common than most tend to realize. For this reason, Franklin Dental is your trusted, go-to-sleep apnea clinic in Fort McMurray.  We house […]

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Cosmetic Dentistry Services in Fort McMurray

Cosmetic dentistry refers to treatments that help with the appearance of your teeth. And although most procedures are non-essential, they can definitely help with our teeth’s hygiene. In other words: cleaner, good-looking teeth! At Franklin Dental Centre, you can book an appointment for cosmetic dentistry services offered at the clinic. Porcelain Veneers Porcelain Veneers are […]

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5 Easy Tips for Good Oral Hygiene (Number 4 Will Surprise You)

We all need good oral hygiene habits and practices, it’s essential for living an overall healthy life. And even though any time of year is a great time to begin practicing good oral habits, this particular time of year can be especially encouraging. With March 6th being National Dentist’s Day, it’s the perfect time to […]

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Denture Services in Fort McMurray | Denture Specialists

Dentures are one of the most popular teeth restoration options because they look incredibly natural, are minimally invasive, and are affordable. Dentures are artificial teeth set on a base that resembles gums, custom created to fit a patient’s mouth. In the past, dentures were typically made of porcelain or plastic, but today’s modern dentures are […]

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