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Dental Crowns and Bridges

A dental crown is a restorative procedure intended to repair a natural tooth. The crown is a "cap" placed over the tooth, designed to cover the tooth, while maintaining its size and shape. A crown also provides structural strength to a tooth, and improves the tooth’s aesthetic look.

Crowns may be required for a variety of conditions. A comprehensive examination and diagnosis will determine if this is the best course of action. Needless to say, not every condition is going to be conducive for a dental crown, but there are certainly some general considerations.

  • Protecting a weak or cracked tooth from deterioratingMackenzie Dental Dr. Lloyd Pedvis Dental Crown
  • Restoring a damaged tooth, or a tooth that’s worn down
  • Adding support to a weakened tooth with a large filling
  • Holding a dental bridge in its place and adding stability
  • Covering a discoloured tooth as part of cosmetic work

Teeth that have been restored with a dental crown will look and function like the other natural teeth. And with today’s state-of-the-art technologies, the procedure provides excellent long-term results. But like other dental procedures, it’s always wise to take extra care day-to-day.

  • With crowns, a local anesthetic is used to prep the damaged tooth
  • An impression is made of the damaged tooth and the opposing teeth
  • The crown is then manufactured to precisely match the impression
  • Prior to installing the crown, a “temporary” crown covers the tooth
  • When ready, the permanent crown is cemented, ensuring a perfect fit

Unlike a dental crown, a bridge is a restorative device designed to fill the space where a tooth is missing. While every bridge is highly customized, the idea is that the bridge extends over the area without teeth, and incorporates an artificial tooth held in place by teeth on either side.

With a bridge, the healthy teeth on either side of the missing tooth are prepared in advance. Then an impression is made of the entire area, in order to fabricate the final bridge. The bridge device will be made of an artificial tooth and two crowns that will support the device in place.

In the meantime, a temporary bridge is installed. Once ready, the final bridge will be affixed to the healthy teeth on either side of the missing tooth. A dental bridge is a permanent device, and can’t be removed. Naturally, the manufacture and installation must be precise and accurate.

Because there are different types of bridges, it’s important for a dentist to recommend the best option and the most appropriate device. With good care, a bridge should sustain for 10 years or longer. And like natural teeth, regular maintenance and routine dental visits are recommended.

For more complex procedures, multiple bridges can be fabricated and installed (in combination with dental implants). Clearly, this is a more involved full-mouth reconstruction, requiring more work and more time. But with precision work, the outcomes are excellent and long lasting.

At the Mackenzie Dental Centre, Dr. Lloyd Pedvis provides a professional and comprehensive approach to every aspect of dentistry. The Mackenzie team is highly qualified - patient health is a priority with every treatment and every procedure. And while the clinic is focused on prevention, there is an added emphasis on early diagnosis and effective treatment options.

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What Our Clients Are Saying

Thoroughly impressed from top to bottom. Beautiful facility, state of the art equipment, phenomenal dentist Dr. Lloyd Pedvis is indeed!! Beyond knowledgeable and best of all is his calming influence. He has such a down to earth approach, I just find it reassuring and just don't have the anxiety that I've had with past dental work. Just moved into the city and thrilled with our families new dentist and dental clinic!

Josh Katz

Dr. Pedvis and is staff are absolutely wonderful! My family and I are so happy that we have found him. He is absolutely amazing with young children. Both my kids needed work done and he was very gentle and patient. Both of them left his office happy and with great smiles! We are very happy we switched to Dr. Pedvis.

Holly D.

Our Family has gone to Dr. Pedvis for over 25 years in his previous location. You are all so lucky to have him and his team to look after you in Vaughan now. I am a very complicated dental patient due to healthcare issues… I knew I was always safe with Dr. Pedvis!  I will miss your great stories, and trying not to laugh, as you work on my dental issues. Most people do not get to laugh at "The Dentist". Your new office looks awesome! 

Dorothy McMahon

I have been a patient of Dr. Pedvis for 13 yrs now. He is the greatest dentist I've ever had. He's extremely gentle, listens to your concerns and is compassionate. I once emailed the office with a severe toothache when it was closed. Shortly after Dr Pedvis contacted me with my concerns, he called in a prescription for me to get me out of pain. He then took me first thing in the morning and did a root canal. I highly recommend this dental office to anybody looking for a caring dentist. Also the staff is fantastic and they truly care about you as a person.

Kimberly Oppermann

I have seen many dentist prior to Dr. Pedvis, so I believe I have ample reference points to say that Dr. Pedvis is at the top of his field. He keeps up to date with developments in the field, invests in the latest equipment for his office and is able to handle a wide variety of procedures, from simple to complex. He also maintains a equally top level network of professionals to add to his service capabilities if needed.

Christopher Omiecinski

I am pleased to share my experience I had at the office of Dr. Lloyd Pedvis. From the moment I stepped into the office, I was made to feel welcome and comfortable, by the friendly competent staff. I found the office environment very pleasant. Dr. Pedvis is an excellent dentist. He takes the time to explain every procedure, and is attentive that I was comfortable at all times.

Melissa Lombardo

Me and my family have been going to Dr. Pedvis 's dental practice since 1995. He always performs excellent services, and is often available to handle emergencies. First class staff ,as well. Their new location in Vaughan is stunning! Highly recommended.

Cameron A M Muir

Dr Pedvis was so amazing! I can't say enough good things about him. Not only did he get me in quickly for a root canal (replying on a Sunday to my plea for help!) He was so great about addressing my pain, and understanding my irrational fear. His follow up after the root canal was absolutely amazing! I was shocked at his follow through and care for his patients even after the procedure. I would recommend him to anyone in need of dental work.

Nancy B.

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