Crowns, Veneers, Bridges
& Implants


If your tooth is damaged, a crown can be used to restore its shape, appearance and function.  You may need a crown if you have a root canal, a large filling or a broken tooth.

A crown, also known as a “cap”, is a hollow, artificial tooth used to cover a damaged or decayed tooth. The crown restores the tooth and protects it from further damage. Crowns can also be used to cover a discolored or misshapen tooth. 

Crowns are made from various types of materials:


Gold – a crown made primarily of gold but also contains trace amounts of other metals


Zirconia – a strong tooth colored material exhibiting properties of both a metal and a ceramic which are esthetics and strength


Full porcelain – the most esthetic option, typically reserved for front teeth where cosmetics are paramount


Porcelain fused to zirconia –  a crown with the esthetics of porcelain combined with the interior strength of zirconia. This type of crown is more esthetic than a porcelain fused to metal


Porcelain fused to metal – a crown with the esthetics of porcelain combined with the interior strength of metal

The dentist will discuss the pros and cons of each material as it relates to your individual needs based on esthetics and function.

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The crown process is completed in just a few simple steps. After receiving local anesthetic, the dentist will file down the tooth that is need of the crown. An impression is then taken of the filed down tooth which is used by a dental lab to fabricate a custom made final crown. You will receive a temporary crown made from the impression taken before your tooth was filed down. It will protect your tooth until the final crown is ready. At your next appointment, the temporary crown will be carefully removed and the permanent one will be cemented. Everything with the new crown will be checked prior to cementation including the fit, shape, color and bite.

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Veneers are very thin shells that are attached to the front part of teeth. They are often made of porcelain. Porcelain veneers do not change color or stain. The process generally takes 2 appointments. 

The dentist removes a thin layer of the enamel from your tooth (or teeth) to make room for the veneers. Then an impression will be taken of the prepared teeth and sent to a dental lab where they will custom make your porcelain veneers. You will receive temporary veneers to replace the portion of the tooth that was removed and you will wear these until your custom made porcelain veneers are ready. The temporary veneers are very fragile and need to be treated gently during eating and cleaning as they come loose very easily.  

On your next visit the temporary veneers will be removed and your teeth will be cleaned and prepared for the cementation process. The porcelain veneers will be glued to your teeth one by one using composite resin cement.


A bridge is a dental restoration that replaces one or more missing teeth. It extends across an area that has no teeth and is typically made up of an artificial tooth (or teeth) fused between 2 crowns. The bridge is held firmly in place by your own teeth on each side of the missing one or by dental implants. A bridge is permanent and cannot be removed. 

The process for a bridge is very similar to that of a crown. The dentist will file down the 2 teeth on each side of a missing tooth (or teeth) to prepare them for the bridge. Next, the dentist will take an impression of the prepared teeth which is then sent to a dental lab. The impression is used to custom make the artificial tooth (or teeth) and crowns as one piece. This piece is called a bridge. Meanwhile, a temporary bridge will be placed to protect the exposed teeth and gums. During your second visit, the temporary bridge will be removed and the custom made bridge will be permanently cemented. 

Like natural teeth, bridges need to be brushed and flossed every day. You will be shown how to use a floss threader to floss under and around the artificial tooth in the middle of the bridge. Regular dental visits and professional cleanings are also important.

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A dental implant is an artificial root made of titanium metal. It is inserted into the jawbone to replace the root of the natural tooth.  An artificial replacement tooth is attached to the implant. The implant acts as an anchor to hold the replacement tooth in place.

After determining if you are the right candidate for a dental implant you will be referred to a dental specialist who will place the implant into your jawbone beneath the gum tissue. The tissue is then stitched back into place. As the tissue heals, the implant will bond with the bone and attach to the gum. It can take several months to heal.

Because dental implants are placed in the jawbone, artificial replacement teeth attached to implants look and act much like natural teeth. And just like natural teeth, implants need to be kept clean with regular brushing and flossing. You will be shown at your appointment how to properly clean your dental implant. Regular dental checkup and cleaning appointments are also very important so that the dental team can make sure that your bite is right and that your implants are not loose.

Once the tissue is healed your dentist will attach an abutment to the implant. An abutment is a post that connects the replacement tooth to the implant. A custom artificial replacement tooth is made by a dental lab and your dentist will then attach it to the abutment. It may take several appointments to properly fit the replacement tooth to the abutment.

“Dental Care for Children.” Canadian Dental Association Inc.,


Dental Exams, Cleaning & Prevention

A dental exam is critical to your ongoing oral health. A dental exam is the first step in determining overall oral health and allows your dentist to detect any early dental problems that might require oral surgery or other interventions later on.



Children’s Dentistry – Family Friendly

Good habits are formed early in life. Here at Circle Drive & 8th Street Dental in Saskatoon, we know that bringing your child in at an early age starts them on a path to proper dental hygiene and health for the rest of their lives. And we are always happy to welcome new patients!

Emergency Dental Care

Are you experiencing a persistent toothache? Or perhaps a filling has broken and you need it repaired? Don’t worry, we are here to help! We provide a full range of emergency dental services for Saskatoon and accept emergency appointments on short notice. 

Fillings, Bondings, Root Canals & Extractions

Cavities are one of the most common dental problems that our patients experience. Bonding is a painless way to make minor repairs to teeth. Root canal treatment is an effective and safe treatment for teeth whose pulp has become inflamed or infected. In some cases, an extraction is needed when a tooth cannot be restored.

Crowns, Veneers, Bridges & Implants

If your tooth is damaged, a crown can be used to restore its shape, appearance and function.  You may need a crown if you have a root canal, a large filling or a broken tooth.



Nightguards, Sportsguards & Snoring Appliances

Here at our Saskatoon dental clinic, we provide fittings for nightguards, sports guards, and other equipment that protects your teeth against nighttime clenching and grinding, sports injuries and snoring. 




If the thought of a dentist’s appointment makes you anxious, we have options that can make your visit more comfortable. Nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, is one option. Another form of sedation we offer at our clinic is oral sedation, for adults only.



Teeth Whitening

Your smile is one of your best selling points, and no first impression is complete without one. Our clinic offers teeth whitening services to keep your pearly whites looking their best.



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