Crown and Bridge Service

Tooth Crown

Tooth crown (or cap) is a covering that encases the entire tooth surface, restoring it to its original shape and size.

This can be done to prevent vulnerable teeth from fracturing or to provide teeth with large fillings with a stable and reliable restoration.

Although there are several types of tooth crowns, porcelain (tooth-colored crowns) is the most popular. They are highly durable and will last many years, but like most dental restorations, they may eventually need to be replaced. Porcelain crowns are favored not only for their durability but also for their aesthetic appeal, as they closely mimic the natural appearance of teeth.

This makes them an ideal choice for restoring front teeth and for patients concerned about the cosmetic aspect of their dental treatments. Furthermore, the process of fitting a crown is relatively straightforward, involving only a couple of visits to the dentist, making it a convenient solution for busy individuals.

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What does getting a crown involve?

A crown procedure usually requires two appointments.  Your first appointment will include preparation of the tooth and a highly accurate impression that will be used to create your custom crown.  A temporary crown will stay on your tooth for approximately two weeks until your new crown is fabricated in the dental laboratory.

At your second appointment the temporary crown is removed and your new crown will be carefully placed to ensure the spacing and bite are accurate.

You will be given care instructions and encouraged to have regular dental visits to check your new crown.

Dental Bridge

A dental bridge is a fixed appliance in the mouth to replace missing teeth.

There are several types of dental bridges. You and your dentist will discuss the best options for your particular case. A conventional type of bridge consists of two tooth crowns that go over two anchoring teeth (abutment teeth) and are attached to pontics (artificial teeth), filling the gap created by one or more missing teeth.

Dental bridges are not only functional but also aesthetically pleasing, designed to resemble natural teeth and enhance the overall appearance of your smile. Beyond cosmetic benefits, they help maintain facial structure, prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position, and restore the ability to chew and speak properly. The process of getting a dental bridge typically involves a few visits to the dentist for measurements, tooth preparation, and fitting, ensuring a comfortable and secure fit tailored to your dental structure.

Reasons for a fixed bridge:

Getting a dental bridge usually requires two or more visits.  While the teeth are numb, the two anchoring teeth are prepared by removing a portion of enamel to allow for a crown.  Next, a highly accurate impression (mold) is made which will be sent to a dental laboratory where the bridge will be fabricated.  In addition, a temporary bridge will be made and worn until your next appointment.

At the second visit, your permanent bridge will be carefully checked, adjusted, and cemented to achieve a proper fit.  

You will receive care instructions at the conclusion of the procedure.  Proper brushing, flossing, and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new, permanent dental bridge.

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