Crowns And Bridges
Crowns and bridges are two of our most common restorative dentistry procedures, and are also excellent cosmetic options.
Crowns, which are often referred to as “caps,” can be made from porcelain or a combination of porcelain and metal.
They’re cemented to your original tooth and can last for years.
To fabricate a crown, we prepare the tooth, take an impression, and place a temporary crown. Once the permanent crown has been made, we cement the crown in place.
Crowns are typically used to restore:
- Badly decayed teeth (which may have 3-sided, 4-sided, or even 5-sided fillings)
- Broken or chipped teeth
- Severely discolored teeth
- Misaligned teeth
A bridge, which is used to replace one or more missing teeth, is a combination of crowns and an artificial tooth or teeth. Unlike partials or dentures, bridges are dental structures that are cemented in place and cannot be removed. In some cases, depending on the teeth surrounding the missing tooth, a dental implant might be a better solution.
For more information on crowns and bridges, or to schedule a dental appointment, please call (303) 355-6340.