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Crown & Bridges

What are Dental Crowns?

A crown is a prosthetic positioned over a tooth to create a smoother look and enhance strength and durability.
The placement of a crown is often recommended when:

  • A tooth is cracked
  • Has an old filling
  • Is severely decayed   

Crowns strengthen and protect the remaining tooth structure and can improve the appearance of your smile. 
Types of crowns include the full porcelain crown (ideal for use on the front teeth), the porcelain-fused-to-metal crown and the all-metal crown (ideal for use on the back teeth).

The Dental Crown Procedure

Before placing the crown on the tooth, the tooth will be shaped to make room for it.
Then an impression of the tooth and the surrounding teeth is taken.
A temporary acrylic crown is placed on the tooth.
When the permanent crown is ready (1-2 weeks normally), the temporary crowns are replaced.
A crown may last up to 40 years. Our dentist uses Zirconia and All Porcelain Crowns for best results.

What are Dental Bridges?

Dental bridges create new, artificial teeth, that fill in the area left by a missing tooth.

One procedure created a fixed dental bridge. Two crowns are attached to your teeth on each side of the false tooth to hold everything in place. Or, a resin bonded bridge could be used in areas of your mouth that are under less stress. A cantilever bridge may be used when there a missing tooth only has one other tooth next to it.
Remember, these cannot be taken out of your mouth, which is different than removable partial dentures!
Bridges can reduce your risk of gum disease, help correct some bite issues, and even improve your speech. Bridges require your commitment to serious oral hygiene, but will last as many as ten years or more.

You can read more about these procedures here.
Contact Our Dental Office Today to schedule a free consultation to get an opinion on your need for dental crowns or bridges.

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