CROWNS / BRIDGES

Choose a natural looking and functional replacement for missing, damaged, broken, or decayed teeth. Restore your smile and appearance with dental crowns or a dental bridge.

Dental Crowns

A dental crown is a natural looking tooth replacement. Dental crowns can whiten, reshape, realign, and repair your teeth, or protect a heavily filled tooth or a tooth that has had root canal treatment.

Porcelain crowns form a protective and strong surface for your tooth. The crown will restore your tooth to its original shape and size and help keep your jaw and bite in proper alignment.

We recommend dental crowns to:

  • Cover your dental implant and restore it to chewing function.
  • Protect a specific tooth from further tooth decay.
  • Restore a broken, fractured, or damaged tooth.
  • Repair a large filling that is broken down and un restorable by way of a conventional restoration. (filling).
  • Build up a tooth severely damaged by decay.
  • Strengthen a tooth weakened from root canal treatment.
  • Correct bite dysfunction.

Your dental crown treatment will take two appointments. The first appointment prepares the tooth by removing any decay and/or rough or broken down edges, to ensure a supportive foundation. An impression is then taken that will be used to fabricate your new crown. The dentist will place a temporary crown to allow for aesthetics and function while you await your new crown. Your second appointment will follow in two weeks, at which time your dentist will remove the temporary crown and place your new permanent crown.

Dental Bridge

A porcelain bridge is a permanent tooth solution that forms a secure structure between your natural teeth or implant (referred to as “abutment teeth”), and the space where teeth have been lost (known as a “pontic”).

The anchor teeth (abutments) are attached to the pontic to “bridge” the space where teeth have been lost. Dental bridges provide support between your existing teeth and aid in preventing further breakdown of tooth and gum structure, protects your natural teeth from shifting, and restores your chewing and speech function.

Your dental bridge treatment typically requires two appointments. At the first appointment your dentist will prepare the abutment teeth to receive your new bridge. An impression will be taken from which your new bridge will be fabricated. Your second appointment will follow within two weeks, at which time your new permanent bridge will be placed, providing you with a very natural-looking and functional result.


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