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Bridges & Crowns
The enamel on your teeth is the hardest substance in your body – even harder than your bones! But that doesn’t mean your teeth can’t be damaged. Bacteria, injuries, and regular wear and tear can leave them cracked, broken, or loose.
A bridge is made up of two or more crowns and is placed in gaps that may occur between your natural teeth. Your natural teeth are used as anchor or abutment teeth to which the bridge is attached. Bridges can be used to restore your smile and your ability to properly chew and speak and help in preventing your natural teeth from moving out of position.
Our dental crowns and dental bridges have several features that will improve your smile and your life:
- Fast – You will receive your beautiful, customized dental crown in one visit.
- Reliable – If you take care of your restoration, it could last decades.
- Beautiful – Our solutions are natural-looking and gorgeous. Your smile should be, too!
- Useful – You won’t just have a better-looking smile. You’ll be able to eat and speak more clearly, and you won’t have the discomfort of broken or missing teeth.
- Protective – Your natural teeth will stay where they belong if there’s no room for them to shift into an empty space.
A crown is sometimes termed a "cap" or "jacket." A crown will restore a large filling or a cracked tooth to its original size, shape and tooth color. A crown may be recommended after root canal therapy has been completed, as the tooth tends to become brittle and is more likely to fracture. A crown can strengthen and protect the remaining tooth structure and improves the appearance of your teeth. With the advances in technology, we now have the ability to make ceramic crowns with no metal.
To place a crown, your dentist must reduce 1-2 mm of the tooth to make room for it. Your dentist will then use a piece of thread or cord or use a laser to push the gum down around the tooth, to take an impression of the tooth. The impressions are sent to the lab where the crown is made. During that time, you will have a temporary crown. These crowns are usually made of plastic and are made in your dentist's office on the day of your visit. They are not meant to last. If a temporary crown is left in the mouth, the cement eventually washes out and the tooth can decay. At a second visit, your dentist will remove the temporary crown and test the permanent one. Sometimes crowns need additional polishing, glaze or some other adjustment before they are placed. Once the crown is ready, it's cemented to your tooth.