Crowns and Bridges

Crowns

Dental crowns, otherwise known as “caps”, are the restoration of choice for fixing cracked, broken, decayed, endodontically treated teeth, or worn teeth. A crown can return structure, strength, and function to a tooth with extensive decay or damage, in order to bring back your beautiful smile. Designed to fit snugly and function as a healthy tooth, a crown is made to protect your tooth from further damage and preserve the jaw’s correct natural alignment. Typically, we can design, fit, and place your crowns in just a couple of short appointments. Once a crown is placed, you can care for it as you do your natural teeth. Conscientious brushing twice a day and daily flossing will protect the base of your crown from bacterial growth. Be sure to see us at least two times each year for professional cleanings and a preventive exam (erased comma) too.

Bridges

Missing teeth can cause many problems such as poor esthetics, difficulty chewing, difficulty speaking, drifting of remaining teeth, and can even change facial shape. A bridge is a form of tooth replacement that is fixed, or non-removable.

A bridge entails two crowns covering the abutment teeth (or teeth surrounding the space created by the missing teeth) attached to pontics (or artificial teeth) that fill the gap of the missing teeth.

Dental bridges are highly durable and are made to last 8-10 years with routine maintenance and regular dental check-ups.

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