Crowns, Bridges and Veneers


Crowns are performed as a result of excessive decay or trauma to a tooth, where a large filling has been used to restore the tooth or when a tooth has a crack in it. Some symptoms that may indicate the need for a crown include your tooth being root canal treated, decayed, compromised, cracked, or damaged. However, it is important to get an assessment from your dentist to determine if a crown is the best solution for your dental problem.

The process of crown-treating a tooth occurs typically within two visits. Your first crown visit involves: taking an impression of the natural tooth, reducing the surface area of the tooth and inserting a temporary crown over the top of the remainder of the natural tooth. The second appointment is when your custom, full-coverage crown is inserted. Crowns are used to recreate the aesthetics of a natural, healthy tooth, as well as protect the tooth from further cracks or damage. Here at Taigum Dental Team, we use high quality ceramic or porcelain fused to metal that we match to your tooth shade to produce the most natural looking crown


A bridge is a custom made fixed dental restoration that is used to fix gaps in the mouth produced by one or more missing teeth. This procedure is completed by attaching a crown on either side of the gap, and ‘bridging’ the space with an artificial tooth. At Taigum Dental Team, our bridges are made from high quality ceramic or porcelain fused to metal to recreate the aesthetics of natural teeth. Our bridges are individually made for each patient and are made to match the colour of your existing teeth, therefore producing a natural looking solution for gaps. 

Your dentist may have recommended that you get a bridge to fill a gap caused by missing teeth. This could be for various reasons, so it’s best to sit down and speak with your dentist about your treatment. However, some of the main reasons for needing a bridge may include; helping to restore your smile and avoid feeling self-conscious, to restore or maintain proper chewing, biting and speaking and to maintain the proper form of your bite and proper shape of your face. 


A veneer is a thin layer of material which is adhered to the outer-surface of the tooth to cosmetically enhance your teeth/smile.  It can effectively improve the size, shape, length or colour of your tooth. Speak to your dentist about what your most effective treatment is for enhancing your smile and if veneers are the best option for you. The process of applying veneers to teeth occurs typically within one or two visits depending on which material is used. There are two types of veneers that we do here at Taigum Dental Team. These materials are composite and porcelain.

Porcelain veneers are thin shells of porcelain adhered to the outer-surface of the tooth and this treatment type is completed in two visits. Porcelain veneers typically last 10-15 years with the proper care. Alternatively, composite veneers are a thin, tooth-coloured resin bonded to the outer-surface of the tooth. This treatment type is completed in one visit. Composite veneers, however, typically last between 2 and 5 years depending on your at-home care. Both types of veneers are made to match your teeth and improve your smile. While porcelain is a fragile material, once bonded to a healthy tooth it becomes more durable. Composite isn’t as durable as porcelain, however, if you chip or damage a composite veneer it can be repaired, whereas if you chip or damage a porcelain veneer it will have to be replaced. Composite veneers are a cheaper option, but porcelain veneers are a longer-lasting option.

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