Crowns and bridges are used to replace missing or severely damaged teeth in your mouth. Sometimes teeth are too damaged to be filled. In those cases, you can opt for a crown. A crown is a custom-made covering that fits over an existing tooth that has decayed, been damaged or cracked. They come in a variety of materials like porcelain, gold, resin, or a mix of several materials. If you or your loved one has a missing or broken tooth, call and schedule an appointment today.
-Make an impression of your old tooth to fit the new one
-Numb your mouth and remove decay
-Resculpt your tooth to provide the best fit for the crowns
-Fit a custom temporary crown
-Sculpt a custom crown
-Replace the temporary crown with the custom crown
Bridges are dental devices that look like teeth placed in a gap to fill the place of missing teeth. They are necessary to prevent shifting teeth which can lead to jaw or bite problems. There are three main types:
The most popular type of bridge, the fixed bridge, consists of a filler tooth attached to two crowns fitted to the adjacent teeth.
This bridge is commonly used to replace front teeth. Filler teeth are attached to metal bands which are bonded to supporting teeth.
These bridges are used when there are teeth on only one side of the gap that must be bridged. Two teeth are crowned on one side of the bridge to anchor it in place.