How long does it take to fit a dental crown?
Fitting a crown requires two appointments to our Maple Ridge dentist office. Initially, we will remove decay, shape the tooth and fit it with a temporary crown. An impression is taken and then sent to a dental lab to fabricate the final restoration.
On the subsequent visit we will remove the temporary crown, and then fit and adjust the final crown. Finally, we will cement the crown into place and you have a new beautiful looking tooth.
A bridge is a device which fills the gap where teeth are absent. Fixed bridges are bonded into place and can only removed by a dental professional.
If you are missing one or more teeth, you may be aware of their importance to your appearance and dental health. Your teeth work together for many daily functions from eating to speaking. With missing teeth, itï¿½s difficult to do these things. Missing teeth can and should be replaced. Fixed bridges are a great way to restore your dental health and appearance.
How is a bridge made?
The procedure usually takes two appointments to complete. At the first appointment Dr. Quadir will prepare the teeth on either side of the gap by removing a portion of the enamel and dentin. Since the bridge must be fabricated very precisely to ensure correct bite and to match the opposing tooth, impressions of the teeth are taken and sent to a lab where the bridge will be constructed.
The second appointment will be the final insert. The bridge will be cemented to the natural teeth next to the space left by the missing tooth. A pontic (false tooth) replaces the lost tooth.
Porcelain veneers are thin shells of ceramic that bond directly to the front surfaces of the teeth. They an ideal choice for improving your smile and have become increasingly popular due to their simplicity and versatility.
Placing custom veneers requires a high degree of technical skill as well as attention to cosmetic detail. When bonded to the teeth, the ultra-thin porcelain veneers are virtually undetectable and highly resistant to stains. For strength and appearance, their resemblance to healthy, white tooth enamel is unsurpassed by other restorative options.
Implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel and function like natural teeth. The implants are tiny titanium posts which are placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. The bone bonds with the titanium creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. In addition, dental implants can help preserve facial structure, preventing the bone deterioration which occurs when teeth are missing.
Dr. Quadir provides her patients with the most current, mercury-free composite restorative material when doing fillings in her Maple Ridge dentist office. However, many people still have silver/mercury fillings in their mouths from years past. Tooth coloured restorations create fillings that are not only beautiful but also add strength to weakened teeth. These restorations are aesthetically pleasing and very strong thanks to new bonding techniques.
Zoom! Teeth Whitening
Having a beautiful smile may be even easier than you think. Many people achieve the look they’ve been dreaming of with our simple bleaching procedure.
If you prefer teeth that are immediately whiter right now Zoom! is the answer. Zoom! In-Office Whitening System uses the propriety technology to whiten your teeth several shades in a little over an hour while you relax at our office. It’s ideal for anyone who wants immediate results.
Just about anyone can benefit from tooth whitening. However, treatment may be as effective for some as it is for others. With an oral exam, Dr. Quadir can determine if you are a candidate for this procedure, including a shade assessment.
Contact Cedar Ridge Dental for more information
If you are looking for a professional and caring dentist in Maple Ridge, contact our Maple Ridge dental office at 604-463-3931