Crown & Bridge

A dental crown (cap) is a tooth-shaped cover that is permanently placed over a damaged tooth to cover the entire visible tooth to restore its shape, size, strength, and improve it's appearance.

A crown can help strengthen a tooth with a large filling when there isn’t enough tooth remaining to hold the filling. Crowns can also be used to attach bridges, protect a weak tooth from breaking, or restore one that’s already broken. A crown is a good way to cover teeth that are discolored or badly shaped. It’s also used to cover a dental implant.

A dental bridge covers the gap created by one or more missing teeth. A bridge is made up of two or more crowns on either side of the missing tooth/teeth.

For children, a pediatric crown may be recommended to be used on primary (baby) teeth.

Crowning Procedures
The process of installing a crown usually will take two visits.
(Pediatric crown generally placed on the same visit)
  • Create a mold of the original tooth
  • Remove the decay
  • Reshape the tooth
  • Build up the tooth structure if necessary
  • Place a temporary crown until the permanent crown is ready
  • Placing the permanent crown (second appointment)

Types of Crowns
Permanent crowns can be made from many different types of material.
  • Stainless Steel
  • Base/High Alloy Metals
  • Porcelain fused-to-metal
  • All-resin
  • All-ceramic/All-porcelain
  • Zirconia
  • Bruxer Zirconia

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