Crowns and bridges can be used to fix broken, missing, or decayed teeth, as well as after root canals. Furthermore, they can prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position. We offer a variety of new dental materials such as,
E-max Crowns: E-max crowns are made from lithium desilicated ceramic and are metal free. It offers superb esthetics with beautiful translucence. It's ideal for veneers, single crowns and 3 unit anterior bridges.
Zirconia Crowns: Zirconia is the hardest and strongest material used in dentistry. They are extremely durable and also esthetic because they don't contain any metal in them. The zirconia core structure can be layered with porcelain to make them even more esthetic. Zirconia crowns are ideal for cases that need the extra strength.
We will choose the right type depending on the clinical indications to give you the best esthetics with best long term result.
Crown placement is typically completed in two visits. First, we will remove a thin layer of enamel to make room for the thickness of the crown. Then we make an impression of the teeth, which is sent to a dental lab where a crown will be custom made from a strong and esthetic material. The dentist will put a temporary crown on the tooth until the second visit. At the second visit, the temporary crown will be removed and the new permanent crown will be cemented.
Both dental crowns and bridges will last a long time if they're properly cared for. Good oral hygiene is needed to prevent gum disease and cavities from forming under the crown. If you want any dental work to last in the long run, brushing and flossing on a regular basis is very important.
A dental bridge replaces a missing tooth with a false tooth by fusing it between two crowns that cap the two adjacent tooth of the missing space. This is known as a fixed bridge which is permanently cemented on your teeth to provide you a with tooth replacement and good functionality.
Our Dental Office is located at 111 – 4980 Kingsway in Burnaby, BC and has plenty of parking. Gentle Dental is currently accepting new patients. To book an appointment, please give us a call at (604) 434-3020.
Dr. Ma is a proficient, professional, kind and honest dentist. Recommend to all ages.
I took my Mom to see Dr. Ma for an emergency exam because she had a really bad tooth. Not only was he able to fit us in the same day, he also treated my mom right away. I was amazed at how professional and quick he was able to relieve my mom of her pain and she didn't feel any discomfort during the treatment. I highly recommended this office!
Melissa Parada 4/18/2019
Kind and understanding. Highly recommended!
Samira Easa 1/17/2019
I must say Dr. Ma and his staff provide an exceptional service. Dr. Ma is very thorough when explaining any treatment plans and options. Also, Dr. Ma and his staff go above and beyond to deliver an awesome experience for their patients, always.
Samira Easa 1/16/2019
I saw Dr. Ma for a second opinion. My previous dentist gave me a long treatment plan which left me overwhelmed and confused. Dr. Ma was great at explaining everything and gave me different options with their pros and cons. He actually recommended a more conservative approach and it fixed all my issues. A very competent and honest dentist!
Victor Chang 10/07/2018
I would recommend Gentle Dental to anyone! Dr. Ma is fantastic as are the other staff at this office. Today I had a tooth that I have been self-conscious about for over ten years fixed and I could not be happier with the results or the process. Regular cleaning appointments are also a breeze at this office - easy to schedule and I have never experienced any long wait-times beforehand.
Delaney Bloudell 9/04/2018
A friend referred Dr. Ma to me. I saw him after several years of not having a dental checkup. He explained to me what treatment is necessary and what can wait. His work was exceptional, there was no discomfort during and after treatment. He really impressed me with his honesty and skills!
Jennifer Cramer 8/29/2018
I am happy to be Dr. Ma’s new patient. The staff in his practice is extremely friendly. He explained what he was doing to help me ease my nerves, which made my dental appointment much pleasant! Dr. Nathan Ma’s expertise that also made me aware of my options. If you want to have all of the information available when you make decisions about your teeth then I suggest that you go see Dr. Nathan Ma.
jackie zhao 7/30/2018
Dr. Nathan Ma is an enthusiastic and honest dentist. He will make sure you feel comfortable and take the time to answer any of your questions. Dr. Ma and his staff go above and beyond, always.