A crown is a type of dental restoration that completely covers or encircles a tooth or dental implant. Crowns are necessary when a cavity threatens the health of a tooth and is usually glued directly to a tooth with special cement.
When it is decided between you and your dentist that the best treatment is a crown restoration, we will book 2 to 3 appointments for the entire process. Although the majority of crowns are made in two visits, it is sometimes necessary to make a third visit to ensure that they are properly fitted.
During the procedure, we will first remove the cavities from the affected tooth and then take an impression which will be sent to our lab where your new restoration will be created. During the creation process, we will provide you with a temporary restoration so you can continue to do your regular activities without being bothered by a missing tooth. On your second visit to our Montreal office, we will install your final restoration and do our best to ensure that your new tooth is as comfortable as your natural teeth. The last step in the process will be to cement your crown in place, leaving you with a natural and sparkling smile.
To find out if porcelain crowns could restore the health and appearance of your smile, call us at the Monk Dental center today at 514-768-3331!
A bridge is a treatment option available to you when you need to replace one or more missing teeth. The bridge acts like your natural teeth by filling the space and giving you a healthy and radiant smile. It is important to replace your missing teeth to preserve the way you eat and talk and to maintain alignment with the rest of your teeth.
The procedure begins with the preparation of your natural teeth also known as “the pillars”. We will shape your teeth carefully so the bridge’s ends fit well with them. The next step is to take an impression of the area to be filled, which will then be sent to our lab where your new restoration will be created. During the creation of your bridge, we will provide you with a temporary restoration that will look like your natural teeth.
When the permanent bridge is ready, you will have a follow-up visit to the Monk Dental center to cement the bridge in place on the pillars. Some patients may take a little time to get used to a bridge, but after a few days, any discomfort usually returns to normal quickly. Remember, you should eat soft foods for the first few days after your bridge is installed. Soon after, you will be able to eat anything you want without any problem.
A traditional dental bridge (on natural teeth) can last from 5 to 25 years depending on how well you maintain it and the initial quality of your teeth. On average, their longevity is estimated at about 10 years. It should not be forgotten that traditional dental bridges are installed on natural teeth and that, over time, they can also present problems such as dental caries. So it’s simple, take care of your bridge as you care for your natural teeth!
The team at Monk Dental always performs a comprehensive dental exam and will take the time to explain all of your options before planning any treatment. We will help you make the best choice for your health, smile, and budget. Call us at 514-768-3331 for more information, or to schedule an appointment with our dental team .
Monk Dental Center in Montreal (Ville-Émard) offers general dentistry, family dentistry, implantology, orthodontics, denturology and much more. Our clinic is at the cutting edge of technology and our team is very proud to help the residents of the city of Montreal achieve healthy and radiant smiles! We are always accepting new patients.