Crowns and Bridges

Teeth that are cracked, decayed, discolored or missing can be easily replaced using porcelain, gold or porcelain fused to gold restorations that can look and feel like your natural teeth. 

Crowns are created as a reliable technique to properly restore the longevity, function and appearance of a single damaged tooth.  Bridges (also called fixed partial dentures) are devices fabricated to attach artificial crowns to adjacent natural teeth in order to occupy a space where a tooth or multiple teeth are missing.

 

The technique used for fabricating a crown or bridge usually requires two office visits.  The first visit would consist of removing any existing decay or fractures on the teeth and then preparing the teeth to be restored with a crown to fit over the top of the prepared teeth.  The teeth would then be placed in temporary restorations and the laboratory would fabricate the crown or bridge with the highest quality porcelain, gold or porcelain to metal that exists.  At the next visit the crown or bridge would be cemented or bonded to the teeth.  Proper care and maintenance would then be explained to the patient so that the teeth would maintain their natural function and beauty for many years to come.

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