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What is A Crown/Bridge?

Dental crowns, often referred to as a `caps,’ are fixed prosthetic restorations used for several reasons such as:

  • Restore broken teeth
  • Protect weak teeth
  • Prevent cracked teeth from breaking further
  • Support teeth with large restorations
  • When a tooth has sustained a large enough cavity, much of its strength is lost and it’s too fragile for daily use. Instead of extracting the tooth, a crown can be placed over it

A Bridge is similar to a crown, however the main difference is that a bridge is used to help replace missing teeth. A bridge is usually two crowns that hold on to a `dummy` tooth in the middle. This `dummy“ tooth sits right  on the gum line to appear as natural as possible. Bridges may also in some case be used as an alternative to dental implants.

Crowns and bridges are made from numerous types of materials such as metal alloys, ceramics, porcelain, porcelain fused to metal, or composite resin. When crowns and bridges are made, the materials are closely matched to the natural tooth colour to blend in as best as possible. With proper care, crowns and bridges can last 10-15 years, and longer in some cases.

Crowns and bridges are generally completed in two visits. The first visit consists of preparing the tooth intended for crown/bridge, followed by impressions (molds), which are then sent to a laboratory to create the crown/bridge. The second appointment is when the permanent crown/bridge is cemented using a special glue made specifically for the use of cementing crowns and bridges to ensure its stability. When affixed, the crown/bridge fully encases the portion of the damaged tooth/teeth that sits above the gum line. Crowns and bridges are custom made to fit over each tooth.

What Are The Benefits Of A Crown/Bridge?

  • Restores smile
  • Restore the ability to properly chew and speak
  • Maintain the face shape
  • Distribute the forces in the bite properly by replacing missing teeth
  • Prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position

How Much Does A Crown/Bridge Cost?

Most insurance companies cover a portion of a crown or bridge under restorative services. A single crown can range between $1000-$1500. A Bridge can range between $2000-$5000. 0% interest monthly payment plans are available for patients to take advantage of for extensive treatment.

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Why Dr. Girn/Home of Dentistry?

Dr. Girn has over 20 years of experience in successfully performing hundreds of crown and bridge procedures, including cosmetic cases as well. His special attention to detail ensures a near perfect fit and a long lasting crown and bridge.

Testimonials

I have been putting off my crowns for some time now because I was scared to get them done. After visiting Dr. Girn for a consultation, I felt a lot more comfortable as Dr. Girn explained everything and answered all my questions confidently. Dr. Girn and his staff are well educated and very kind. They made the process of getting my crowns so easy. I actually enjoy visiting the dentist now! Thank you Dr. Girn and staff.

— Joseph, H - Brampton

Dr. Girn did crowns for my front teeth about 5 years ago and till this day, I still get compliments. I hated my smile before because I had minor gaps that I just didn't want to fix with braces. Dr. Girn instead suggested crowns for me and I am so glad I did it. The thing I loved most about Dr. Girn was that when I went for my first consultation, I never felt any pressure to get anything done. He took the time to educate me about my options and wasn't pushy at all. This was so refreshing from other places I had been. Susan was so helpful in sending all the information to my insurance company on my behalf and creating a payment plan for me as well. Thank you, thank you , thank you Home of Dentistry!!!!

— Rushika, P - Mississauga

I broke my bridge while I was on vacation and a friend of ours who was there with us recommended I see Dr. Girn to fix it. I called as soon as I got back and I was so impressed with how quick and accommodating they were. My whole experience with Dr. Girn was pleasant from the emergency visit to the actual procedure. I got my bridge fixed within the same week and was given a temporary one until my permanent one was being made so I don't have to walk around toothless. I ended up switching from my previous dentist to Dr. Girn's office after this experience. Dr. Girn and his staff are truly willing to go the extra mile for their patients.

— Michael, D - Mississauga

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