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For the finest crown and bridgework London has to offer, look no further than the Gunitskiy Family Dentistry.

Benefits of a crown:

  • reliability

  • durability, last at least 10 years

  • mechanical strength

  • preservation of the original appearance

Porcelain Crowns look and feel so natural and no one will even know you have them

What is a dental crown?

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped "cap" that is placed over a tooth -- to cover the tooth to restore its shape and size, strength, and improve its appearance. Not only do they repair damages, they also strengthen your teeth, preventing any further damage.  Crowns can hold cracked teeth together and support bridges, and they are often applied as the final step in root canal treatment. They can also cover discoloured teeth to improve the appearance of your teeth.

What is a dental bridge?

A dental bridge is an excellent way of restoring the appearance of a patient’s smile if they are missing one or two teeth or if they prefer not to wear dentures. They are effective at restoring a natural smile, holding the remaining teeth in place, and reducing the susceptibility of the patients remaining teeth to decay and gum disease.

The bridge is a custom made permanent false tooth that is fixed to the remaining teeth.  The results can be excellent with both good function and appearance. 

Using the same material as a crown, a dental bridge is fitted over the adjacent teeth which provide support for the bridge to fill the gap. Just like a dental crown, preparation will need to be made to the supporting teeth and once fitted, the patient can then enjoy eating, laughing and smiling with confidence.

Advantages of a  dental crown?
  • Support a tooth that has been significantly damaged by decay

  • Protect a tooth that has worn away from being damaged further

  • Protect  a tooth after a root canal procedure​

  • ​Hold a severely cracked or broken tooth together

  • an last 8 - 15 years or longer

  • Cover a dental implant

  • Improve the appearance of a tooth by changing its shape or color



Why you may need a crown?

A crown is likely to be required if there is no longer enough healthy tooth tissue left to sufficiently hold a filling or used to cover and protect damaged or weak teeth. They can also improve the appearance of misshapen or discoloured teeth and act as protective sleeve which fits over your remaining tooth. A crown may also be placed as the final stage following root canal treatment, as this has proven to be the most successful way of sealing and protecting the tooth.

A Brilliant Smile

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For weakened, broken or missing teeth, the insertion of crowns bridges by our team in London, ON can make all the difference.

A beautiful, snow-white smile is a pass to a successful and happy life. Today, the expression “they meet by a smile” has become fair: no matter how smart and pleasant a person is, it is important that the smile is also brilliant.

Types of crowns available to me?

Permanent crowns can be made from metal (such as gold or another alloy), porcelain-fused-to-metal or all ceramic.

Metals used in crowns include alloys that have a high content of gold or platinum, or base-metal alloys (for example, cobalt- chromium and nickel-chromium alloys). Metal crowns withstand biting and chewing forces well and probably last the longest in terms of wear down. Also, metal crowns rarely chip or break. The metallic color is the main drawback. Metal crowns are a good choice for out-of-sight molars.

Porcelain-fused-to-metal dental crowns can be color matched to your adjacent teeth (unlike the metallic crowns). However, more wearing to the opposing teeth occurs with this crown type compared with the metal crown. The crown's porcelain portion can also chip or break off. Next to all-ceramic crowns, porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns look most like normal teeth. However, sometimes the metal underlying the crown's porcelain can show through as a dark line, especially at the gum line and even more so if your gums recede. These crowns can be a good choice for front or back teeth as well as long bridges where the metal is needed for strength.

All-ceramic or all-porcelain dental crowns provide better natural color match than any other crown type and may be more suitable for people with metal allergies. All-ceramic crowns can be used for front and back teeth. The hot and cold sensations you might feel with other crowns does not normally occur because of the lack of electrical conductivity.​

How shall I look after my crown? 

You can treat your crown like a normal tooth. While it does not require any particular care, remember that it acts as a sleeve over the top of your natural tooth and so decay and gum disease can still occur without a good oral health routine. Keep up regular visits and remember to continue to floss around the tooth. 

If you think that you require a crown or a bridge, or would like further information on the procedure, contact Dr. Ariel Gunitskiy at Gunitskiy Family Dentistry today.

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