At HighGate Dental Clinic, our Burnaby dentists use dental crowns and bridges to help restore your smile.
What are Crowns & Bridges?
Crowns and bridges are types of restorative dental treatments that can help return your smile to its normal function and appearance.
They can fill space left by missing teeth and can also help you maintain your natural facial shape, as well as return your ability to speak and chew properly.
By repairing structural problems such as damaged or missing teeth using a dental crown or bridge, our dentists can change your smile's appearance – and preserve your oral health.
Dental crowns are hollow, artificial teeth that are placed over a decayed or damaged tooth to restore its original shape, size and colour. Crowns can help strengthen and maintain the appearance of an otherwise lost tooth.
Strong crowns can be made from a range of materials, including porcelain and metal. They look and function like natural teeth, and if cared for properly, can last 10 years or more.
A dental bridge is a natural-looking filling that 'bridges' a gap of missing teeth in your mouth. The bridge is made up of one or more artificial teeth and is affixed to the teeth on either side of the gap to fill the space.
A bridge helps to prevent your other teeth from shifting positions to fill the space, which could lead to more serious dental issues including gum disease.