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DENTAL BRIDGES

DENTAL BRIDGES A bridge replaces one or more missing teeth. There are different types, but all are made of gold, porcelain, zirconia or a combination of these. A conventional bridge is made up of 2 crowns linked by a replacement tooth. Other types of bridges may only have one crown next to the replacement, or may have ‘wings’ that are bonded to the back of the teeth on either side of the replacement. What to Expect Preparation for a bridge is similar to a crown, and will involve a prep and insert appointment. The teeth on either side of the missing tooth are contoured and an image is taken, which is sent to a lab. You will be given local anesthetic for this procedure to ensure it is pain free, and sedation is also available. A temporary bridge is made for you while the permanent bridge is being made. Two weeks later the temporary will be removed and the final [...]

By | March 12th, 2018|News|0 Comments

THE MAGIC OF CROWNS

THE MAGIC OF CROWNS A crown is the most common way to restore a single broken down tooth to its original size, shape and colour. Crowns are made of gold, porcelain, new zirconia (artificial diamond), or a combination of these. The colour of the crown is matched to your natural teeth so that it is indistinguishable. Crowns are typically recommended for teeth that are weak or have had a root canal to prevent further damage and to increase tooth durability. What to Expect Your crown will consist of two appointments: the prep and the insert. The prep appointment is typically an hour, and the insert is half an hour. A crown is created by first contouring the broken down tooth, then taking an image of it, from which the final crown will be made. This procedure will require local anesthetic to make your experience pain free. You will have a temporary crown on your tooth while your final crown is [...]

By | March 5th, 2018|News|0 Comments

I HAVE BEEN A PATIENT OF DR. MACDONALD FOR MANY YEARS – LINDA

  I have been a patient of Dr. Macdonald for many years and know that all my dental needs will be looked after by Dr. Macdonald and his very competente team.   Linda Boon

By | March 2nd, 2018|News|0 Comments