Crowns & Bridges
Crowns are a restoration procedure that covers, or caps a tooth to restore it to its normal shape and size. A crown can be placed for a number of reasons:
- For support when there isn’t enough tooth remaining
- To restore fractured teeth
- To cover badly shaped or discolored teeth
- To cover a dental implant
Getting a crown involves two simple office visits. First, a dentist will prepare the tooth by removing the outer portion of your tooth to make room for the thickness of the crown. Next, an impression is made to provide an exact model of the prepared tooth. This impression is then sent to the dental laboratory where your crown is custom made. While the permanent crown is being made, a temporary crown will be placed on your tooth.
When the permanent crown is ready, one of our dentist puts it into place and makes any necessary adjustments. When you are happy with the appearance, the crown will be cemented into place. And that’s it! A beautiful smile thanks to a custom-made crown.
If you have missing teeth, a bridge can restore stability in that area. Teeth were designed to complement each other and so a missing tooth can disrupt chewing, speaking and of course your smile. When a tooth is lost, the nearby tooth may tilt toward or move up or down the empty space. This places stress on both the teeth and the tissues in your mouth. The gum tissues and the bone that hold teeth in place can break down, increasing your risk of gum disease.
You can prevent that damage with a fixed bridge. They are stable because they are cemented into place and can only be removed by a dentist. The false tooth replaces the lost tooth and is attached to the two adjacent teeth that are crowned in order to provide support for the bridge.
We can provide you with a crown or a bridge to bring back the strength and beauty of your teeth.