CROWNS AND BRIDGES
Restore damaged teeth with Joy
A crown or bridge is a natural-looking way to restore and preserve your smile! Ask our experienced dentists for help.
What Are Crowns And Bridges?
A dental crown functions like a helmet that protects a weakened natural tooth.
Most often used to treat cracked teeth and protect root canal treated teeth, it can also be appropriate for aesthetic reasons.
A dental bridge typically consists of an artificial tooth (pontic) between 2 crowned teeth.
It is a good option when the size of the gap is small, or if implant surgery is not suitable.
Restorative Dentistry Technology
Advancements in tooth restoration include:
- Digital CT scan and x-ray
- Intra-oral scanner (3Shape)
- Hybrid and zirconia crowns
- Implant-supported restorations
What are the benefits of crowns and bridges?
Dental crowns and bridges offer the following benefits:
- Looks and feels just like natural teeth
- Help with chewing and speech
- Limit and avoid bone loss
- Non-surgical alternative to dental implants
- Protect tooth structure
- Support long-term oral health
When should you get a dental crown or bridge?
Dental crowns are ideal for:
- Cracked or broken teeth
- Single missing or extracted tooth
- Cover or recontour discoloured, misshapen, or misaligned teeth
Whereas dental bridges are used for:
- As a non-surgical alternative to implants
- When missing multiple teeth
- For multiple teeth that need crowns
Both are suitable for:
- Structural support (over large or numerous fillings)
- Limiting tooth decay
- Post-root canal treatment
What types of crowns and bridges can I get?
Joy offers various prosthetic materials to suit your needs.
Types of dental crowns:
Porcelain, zirconia, metal, porcelain-fused-to metal (PFM), stainless steel, hybrid-resin, and temporary crowns.
Types of dental bridges:
Traditional permanent bridges, cantilever dental bridges, resin-bonded bridges, and implant-supported bridges.
What is prosthodontics?
Prosthodontics is the area of dentistry involving fabricating dental prosthetics (artificial teeth) for damaged or missing teeth.
They can be fixed (crowns, bridges) or removable (dentures), which can all be supported by dental implants.
What is the process to get a restorative crown or bridge?
It usually takes 3 visits.
- Initial consult:
We determine the condition of your teeth and explain your options.
- Crown preparation:
On the 2nd visit, we prepare the crown to receive the prosthesis by shaving your existing tooth to make room for the crown. We then take an impression of your teeth to create a custom prosthesis. You will have a temporary acrylic crown in the until it is ready.
Our dentists fit the crown onto your tooth (or adjacent teeth for a bridge), and will be fixed in place with a dental cement.
Is it painful to get a crown done?
As part of our commitment to make treatment as comfortable and pain-free for you, we will administer local anaesthetic injections during the crown preparation visit.
Most of our patients report mild to no discomfort over the next few days.
Crowns & Bridges Cost
BOTH PLANS INCLUDE:
- Placement procedures
- Crown (metal) or Bridge (traditional)
- Followup review
*Fee is dependent on complexity of case and choice of restoration. Does not include any additional measures for complex cases (CT scan, root canal treatment, gum treatment, etc.).
**If commitment to proceed with treatment is made on that day.
Claim amounts per procedure
Orange – $84.50 per crown
Blue – $127.50 per crown
$35 per recementation
$132.50 per crown
$40 per recementation
$137.50 per crown
$45 per recementation
Ask us about crowns and bridges near you!