The temporomandibular joint, commonly referred to as TMJ, is one of the body’s most complex joints. Here, our Brantford dentists explain three main types of TMJ disorders, symptoms and how they are treated.
Dental Restorations in Brantford for a Complete Smile
Crowns and bridges may be recommended for our Brantford patients who need to fill gaps in their smile.
What is a dental crown?
A dental crown can often be called a "dental cap". A dental crown is simply a material that covers an entire tooth, different than a filling, which only covers part of the tooth.
What are dental bridges?
A dental bridge is adhered on to either side of one or more missing teeth, in order to replace the missing tooth or teeth.
When are dental crowns used?
When a filling is not large enough to fill a large crack, crowns for your teeth might be recommended.
Larger cracks are usually treated by placing a crown that envelopes the tooth with a strong protective covering and may help prevent fracture or nerve damage by a further progression of the crack.
How long do dental bridges last?
Depending on the patient's amount of decay, dental bridges may last up to 20 years. They are only to be removed by dentists and are considered generally permanent solutions for your missing teeth.