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If you’re struggling with cracked, broken, or damaged teeth, our team may be able to help restore your smile by providing a crown, bridge, or veneer! These are common treatments designed to help you achieve a fuller-looking smile that you can enjoy with confidence.
Before we can determine which strategy may be best for you or your family member, we always recommend having a comprehensive dental check-up. We’ll work towards getting to the root of your concerns to help support the smile you deserve.
Book your next dental exam and see if a crown, bridge, or veneer may be right for you!
What Are Crowns & Bridges?
While dentures and partial dentures can help replace certain teeth with a removable appliance, crowns and bridges are fixed into place by capping an already existing tooth. The artificial teeth are designed to simulate natural teeth using safe, strong materials like porcelain, resin, or metal alloys.
What Are Veneers?
- Cracked or chipped teeth
- Crooked teeth
- Internal tooth discolouration
- Small teeth
- Tooth gaps
Veneers are made of durable porcelain materials and should act like real teeth. However, if they break, you’ll need to have them replaced as soon as you can to prevent the risk of developing cavities or discolouration.
How Crowns & Bridges Serve Your Smile
While crowns and bridges are made from similar materials and can help address similar problems, our team may recommend one over the other for various reasons.
Crowns, also known as “caps,” are used to address issues affecting one specific tooth, or to cap an implant. Crowns operate similar to a natural tooth, meaning that they shouldn’t affect your eating or drinking habits.
Our team may recommend a crown if:
- Your tooth is damaged
- You have a weak tooth
- Your tooth has cosmetic problems
- You need to protect a tooth with a large filling
Bridges are used to replace one or more teeth and are cemented in place with abutments on both ends. Bridges may be secured on healthy teeth, but we may file down your natural teeth to fit the bridge’s abutments. Like a crown, bridges should help you use your teeth naturally.
What You Should Know About Veneers
While veneers may be a popular cosmetic treatment, we’ll first need to ensure you’re a candidate.
We could recommend veneers if you:
- Have healthy gums
- Have strong tooth enamel
- Don’t grind your teeth
We’ll be happy to address any questions or concerns you may have throughout our entire process.
Examining Your Teeth
Getting Your Temporary Veneers
Once we determine if you’re a candidate for veneers, we’ll book a separate appointment to give you a set of temporary veneers.
Temporary veneers are used for a short time while your permanent veneers are being made. Before we apply your temporary veneers, we’ll take moulds of your teeth to help us create your permanent set. Then, we prepare your teeth for the temporary set by providing a local anesthetic and buffing and shaping your tooth enamel.
Wearing Your Permanent Veneers
It’ll take a few weeks to create your permanent set of veneers. Once they’re ready, you return for another appointment where we remove your temporary set and place your permanent.
This process is similar to putting on your temporary set, but we also provide you with detailed information on how to take care of your veneers.
Elevate Dental is conveniently located in the heart of Vernon, on 48th Avenue. We have free parking available in our private lot and street parking just a few steps away from our front doors.
If you’re having trouble finding us, please give us a call!
- 2900 48th Ave
- Vernon, BC V1T-8Z6
- Monday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM
- Wednesday : 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM
- Thursday : 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Friday : 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed
*Closed weekends and all statutory holidays
OUR GOOGLE REVIEWS
I had an accident that resulted in a cracked tooth and a lot of pain. They saw me the same day I called and came in the next day, on a closed day on a long weekend, to fix it! Great staff ( thank you Cindy and Sherry) and Dr Hakkaarrt was very thorough in her assessment and repair of my injury. She is the best at giving freezing needles that I ever experienced. I would give 6 stars if I could. Thank you to you all for your help.
Dr. Krystal is excellent! I highly recommend her and her team to everyone who is looking to keep their teeth where they should be.
I desperately needed to get out of pain. There are no words to describe how WONDERFUL my experience with Dr. Krystal and her staff! Greeted with respect, dignity and a deep desire to provide the best possible care for her patients and their many, diverse needs. Having neglected myself and my teeth comes the my own challenges and going to the dentist is quite a daunting challenge to say the least. Patience, persistence, and perseverance is what it takes with each individual and Dr. Krystal and her staff come through with flying colors! Alway’s warm and welcoming and not satisfied until their patient is happy with whatever work may have been needed! My gratitude for this dentist and her staff goes beyond the stars! There is no other dentist I would go to or recommend! When you find the best, you keep it!