Crowns and Bridges

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About Crowns

A crown, also referred to as a cap, is a dental restoration that covers the entire tooth, replacing its outer layer of enamel with a new material. A crown is contoured and sized similarly to a natural tooth, and they come into contact with the opposite tooth in a normal way, allowing for food to be chewed properly. In general, a crown should feel like a regular tooth when it comes to function. Depending on the material chosen for the crown, it also can look like a perfectly natural tooth.

About The Crowns

Our team of dental experts at Serena may recommend a crown to:

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How long does a dental crown last?

With good oral hygiene, crowns can last a lifetime. A crown may come loose or fall out if the underlying tooth is damaged by gum disease or tooth decay. While a crowned tooth does not require any special care, it is important to keep your gums and teeth healthy by brushing with fluoride toothpaste for two minutes twice a day and flossing daily. Also, remember that regular checkups and professional cleanings are just as necessary to make sure you maintain your optimum oral health.
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About Bridges

A typical bridge is made up of two crowns (one on either side of the gap) and a false tooth or teeth in between. Bridges are attached to surrounding natural teeth or dental implants for support. The anchoring teeth are called abutment teeth, and the false teeth are called pontics. Pontics can be made from porcelain, alloys, gold or a combination of materials.
If you have lost a tooth or teeth, bridges can restore your smile, your ability to properly speak and chew, and maintain your facial structure. Bridges can also prevent your remaining teeth from shifting out of position.

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Crowns and Bridges

dental restoration that covers the entire tooth, replacing its outer layer of enamel with a new material.

About The Bridges

The Benefits for Adding a Bridge

A bridge requires two visits to your dentist. in Serena, During the first visit, the two adjacent teeth are prepared just as they would be for crowns. You may wear a temporary bridge or just two separate temporary crowns while the bridge is being made by a dental lab. At the second visit, the final bridge is fitted and cemented to the teeth.

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How long do dental bridges last?

Depending on which type of bridge your dentist suggests, its success depends on the foundation. This is why it’s vital to keep your remaining teeth strong and healthy. On average, dental bridges can last five to seven years. With good oral hygiene and regular professional cleaning, a fixed bridge can even last for over a decade.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Someone who has one or two missing teeth and wants a reasonably secure and semi-permanent solution may benefit from bridges. The bridge is needed to help make it easier to process food, maintain the structure of the jawline and give the patient a smile to be proud of. The abutment teeth have to be healthy enough to support a crown. Generally, a good candidate for a crown will likely also be a good candidate for bridgework.


This will depend on your situation and clinical needs. A good quality restoration will take several weeks to be manufactured meaning that you will need at least two appointments several weeks apart. You have a temporary crown or bridge in the mean time. Quality work cannot be done in short spaces of time.


A crown is a whole covering, commonly made of porcelain, metal or ceramic material, that replaces the enamel layer of the tooth. It is bonded on top of a healthy rooted tooth that needs strengthening and protection. A bridge is a device that uses two crowns to fill in a gap in the smile from a missing tooth. The crowns cover the two adjacent teeth, called abutments. The center of the bridge called a pontic, is a false tooth that is designed to fit in with the rest of your smile.


Crowns and bridges are designed to look and feel as close to real teeth as possible. The porcelain caps cover the existing tooth and can be colour-matched to the shade of your surrounding natural teeth to ensure they do not look out of place in your mouth. It is virtually impossible to tell the difference between a crown or bridge and the rest of your teeth.


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