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Crowns and Bridges

Rebuild your smile and chewing ability with tailor-made crowns and bridges.

Introduction to Crowns and Bridges

Dental crowns and bridges are essential restorative treatments used to improve the appearance and functionality of your teeth. Crowns are used to entirely cover or "cap" a damaged tooth or replace a tooth atop an implant, whereas bridges are utilized to fill the gap created by one or more missing teeth.

Benefits of Crowns and Bridges

  • Restores Functionality: Crowns and bridges help restore your ability to chew and speak properly by rebuilding your natural bite.
  • Enhances Aesthetic Appearance: They offer a natural-looking solution for damaged or missing teeth, improving the overall appearance of your smile.
  • Long-Lasting Solution: With proper care, crowns and bridges can last many years, making them a fantastic long-term investment in your dental health.
  • Protects Remaining Teeth: Crowns and bridges help distribute the forces in your bite properly by replacing missing teeth and prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position.

Types of Crowns and Bridges

There are several materials used for crowns and bridges, each with specific benefits:

  • Porcelain: Popular for its natural color match and is highly suited for people with metal allergies.
  • Ceramic: Ideal for restoring front teeth due to its superior aesthetic qualities.
  • Gold and Metal Alloys: Extremely durable and offer a strong bond to the tooth, mostly used for back teeth.
  • Porcelain Fused to Metal: Offers a strong, durable, and aesthetic option.

What to Expect During the Procedure

The process for getting crowns and bridges typically involves the following steps:

  1. Initial Consultation: Diagnosis and treatment planning, including X-rays and impressions of your mouth.
  2. Preparation of Teeth: The tooth (or teeth) receiving a crown or bridge is reshaped to ensure a proper fit of the restoration.
  3. Impression Taking: Impressions are taken to create a precise mold for the crown or bridge.
  4. Temporary Crown or Bridge: A temporary crown or bridge is placed while the permanent one is being made.
  5. Final Placement: Once your permanent crown or bridge is ready, the temporary is removed, and the new crown or bridge is cemented into place after ensuring a perfect fit and color match.

Enhance Your Smile with Crowns and Bridges

If you're considering dental crowns or bridges to improve your dental health or to enhance the aesthetics of your smile, contact us today. Our experienced team is ready to provide you with a custom solution that best suits your needs and helps restore the beauty and functionality of your smile.

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