Crowns & Bridges
Dental crowns can be used to replace teeth that have been weakened or damaged due to decay or trauma. They are an ideal solution to restore your teeth’s function and appearance. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Elke to restore your smile through the use of dental crowns in Lethbridge. These crowns are crafted from porcelain and made to fit around your natural teeth structure to protect it from further decay or damage.
The procedure is generally spread over two visits. During your fist visit, Dr. Elke will prepare the tooth, take an impression, then fabricate and affix a temporary crown. The impression of your tooth will be sent to a dental lab, where the porcelain crown will be created. Later, the crown will be permanently secured to the prepared tooth at your second visit. After a few short visits to our dental clinic, you will see an improvement in both function and esthetics, giving you a reason to smile.
While crowns focus on correcting individual teeth, bridges are natural-looking dental appliances that can replace a span of your missing teeth. As they are custom made, bridges restore the natural contour of your teeth as well as the bite relationship between your upper and lower jaw. It’s possible now that porcelain bridges can be made without metal for use in the front of the mouth. If you’re self-conscious of your missing teeth, Dr. Elke will be glad to help restore your smile and confidence with a functional and esthetically pleasing way to solve the problem of your missing teeth.
View our smile gallery to see the dramatic difference that can be made with our dental crowns and bridges. Give us a call today to learn more.