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Braces and Dental Prosthesis: Everything You Should Know

Carrefour Dentaire de Montréal wants you to feel good about yourself. If the condition of your teeth hurts your comfort and self-esteem, we can help. With the right braces and dental prostheses, you’ll finally have the confidence to smile all the time!

Dental Prosthesis for Every Issue

Carrefour Dentaire de Montréal offers many dental services under one roof, including the fitting of fixed and removable prostheses such as veneers, bridges, dental crowns and dentures. Our experts base their natural look on your physiognomy and use nothing but the best materials and the latest technology for the installation. Here are some of the prostheses available.

  • Dental veneers: these thin ceramic or resin films cover the visible part of the tooth to correct its shape, alignment or colour for aesthetic purposes. Depending on the material, they are designed at the clinic or in a laboratory, and the process requires between three and four visits, from the initial appointment to the application.
  • Dental crowns: although not as spectacular as their royal namesake, crowns, in dentistry, refer to the part of the tooth which is located under the gum. When damaged, the crown weakens the attached tooth. To make it more solid, we put an artificial one on top of the root structure. If the root is too damaged, the dentist will insert an implant into the jawbone.
  • Bridges: traditional bridges replace missing teeth by leaning onto the adjacent natural teeth. However, if these are false, your dentist will use what is called a Maryland dental bridge, with thin metal “wings” that attach to the back of your teeth.
  • Dentures (partial and complete): these removable prostheses replace your natural teeth from the top and bottom rows. You will have to take them off at night or as needed for cleaning, and dentists recommend changing them every five years. Partial or complete, they are made of acrylic resin (more affordable but less resistant) or metal (usually titanium or zirconia, both very durable). Fewer and fewer clinics offer porcelain dentures, which are now known to cause bone resorption, a jaw problem.

Braces Are Not What They Used to Be

How could we forget yesterday’s giant dental braces? Forget about the oversized devices that once haunted elementary and secondary schools: Braces have gained a lot in efficiency and subtlety since then. Made of metal or ceramic, these appliances are designed to align and straighten crooked or widely spaced teeth. Their small removable brackets can move each tooth individually in a very smooth fashion. Besides, orthodontists now have an alternative to traditional braces: Resistant and transparent shells that are tailor-made for an even more natural effect.

It would be wrong to think that the purpose of braces is solely aesthetic. Badly positioned teeth can cause significant and even irreversible damage, not to mention that they can also interfere with chewing, diction or salivation. Patients can indeed experience discomfort when braces are first put on, but they get used to quickly. And above all, more and more adults are wearing them. You won’t be the only one!

Entrust the installation of braces or other dental appliances to a passionate team that stays in touch with the most recent technologies.

Do you have questions about braces or dental prostheses? Contact our Montréal dentists. We can discuss the different treatment options with you.

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