At Hollinger Dental Centre in Timmins, we offer bridges, crowns and dentures as restorative options for our patients.
BridgesThe dentists at Hollinger Dental Group in Timmins offers dental bridges to her patients who have missing teeth and are looking to maintain the structure of their smile.
What is a dental bridge?
For patients who are missing a tooth, a dental bridge is used to fill the gap in a person's smile.
A bridge can also help prevent natural teeth from shifting or rotating into the space that's created by missing teeth.
How does the dental bridge stay attached in the mouth?
The bridge attaches to the remaining natural teeth on either side. This literally bridges the gap that is caused by missing teeth.
Due to the fact bridges attach to other teeth, their longevity will depend on the health of the supporting teeth.
At Hollinger Dental Group in Timmins, we can offer you suitable dental crown options to cover your damaged teeth.
What is a dental crown?
A dental crown provides structure and support by completely covering your tooth. Crowns can be made of porcelain, zirconia or metal alloys and with proper oral care, a can last for many years.
If a tooth can't be repaired with a filling or another dental procedure, then a crown will be used.
How does the procedure for dental crowns work?
First, your dentist prepares your tooth for the placement of the crown. Next, an impression is taken of your tooth and the gum area around it, and a temporary crown will be made to protect the area. The impression will be sent to a lab to make a custom crown for your tooth.
If you have lost teeth, the team at Hollinger Dental Group in Timmins offers both full and partial dentures.
Why would I need dentures?
Dentures are often recommended for patients who are looking for affordable options for replacing teeth. Dentures can be used to replace one missing tooth, or as many as all of your teeth. There are two types of dentures – Full and Partial.
What are full dentures?
Full dentures replace all of the teeth in the top and/or bottom section of your mouth, and are usually made from acrylic or porcelain.
What are partial dentures?
Partial dentures can be used to replace one or more missing teeth, and are generally made from a combination of acrylic and