Crowns, Bridges & Dentures in Barrie
Ferris Lane Dental provides dental bridges, crowns and dentures to restore your teeth.
At Ferris Lane Dental, the dentists utilize a technology called CEREC (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics). With CEREC there's no need for us to make an impression and send it to a lab. We won't inconvenience you by asking you to return for a second visit.
What are dental crowns?
A dental crown is a covering that encases the entire tooth surface restoring it to its original shape and size.
A crown protects and strengthens tooth structure that cannot be restored with fillings or other types of restorations.
What is a porcelain crown?
Porcelain crowns are highly durable and will last many years, but like most dental restorations, they may eventually need to be replaced.
Why do I need a crown?
- Broken or fractured teeth
- Cosmetic enhancement
- Decayed teeth
- Fractured fillings
- Large fillings
- Tooth has a root canal
What is a dental bridge?
There are several types of bridges. You and your dentist will discuss the best options for your particular case.
The “traditional bridge” is the most popular type and is usually made of porcelain fused to metal. This type of bridge consists of two crowns that go over two anchoring teeth (abutment teeth) and are attached to pontics (artificial teeth), filling the gap created by one or more missing teeth.
Why do I need a dental bridge?
- Fill space of missing teeth
- Maintain facial shape
- Prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position
- Restore chewing and speaking ability
- Restore your smile
- Upgrade from a removable partial denture to a permanent dental appliance
What is a denture?
A denture is a removable dental appliance. It is used to replace missing teeth and the surrounding tissue. They are made to closely resemble your natural teeth and enhance your smile. Dentures are durable, but may have to be remade, repaired or readjusted after a few years due to normal wear to correctly fit in your mouth.
Complete dentures are used when all of the teeth are missing. A complete denture can take between 6 to 12 weeks to complete after establishing your full dental structure.
Partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain. It fills the spaces caused by missing teeth and prevents other teeth from shifting.