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There are times that teeth need to be restored with something more than a filling. In these cases, the tooth or teeth will be prepared for a crown. A crown is used when there is not enough tooth structure to hold and support a filling or when the tooth is fractured or broken. Sometimes a crown will be made to correct discoloration or misalignment. During a crown preparation visit, the tooth or teeth will be appropriately shaped and finessed, an impression will be taken, and then a temporary will be made. In about two weeks, the patient will return to have the crown cemented on the tooth.

Depending on the location in the mouth, condition of the tooth in need of restoration, and the desires of the patient, there are several different types of materials used for making dental crowns. Using CAD-CAM digital technology, the crowns fit very precisely and can be made out extremely aesthetic and strong all ceramic materials such as Zirconia and EMax.

Bridges are made in a similar fashion as crowns. A bridge is used to replace a missing tooth when the option of an implant is not chosen. A bridge consists of two abutment teeth on either side of the missing tooth area. These abutments act as support for the span of the bridge. Bridges not only help to replace missing teeth, but they also help to maintain the alignment and function of your teeth and jaw and restore your smile and improve your ability to chew and speak.

Crowns and Bridges

Crowns and Bridges

Crowns and Bridges