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Crowns & Bridges

Crowns

When the structure of the entire tooth is compromised, a crown, which covers all the surfaces of the tooth, will need to be placed. The example below illustrates the restoration of a fractured front tooth. 

The first step is to prepare the tooth for a crown, which requires us to reduce the tooth so the lab has enough room to produce a life-like crown. We then take an impression, select the proper color for the crown and make a temporary crown.

Your case is then sent to the lab to make the crown, which is then tried in and adjusted. Our job is to communicate what your wishes and desires are to the lab technicians so your new crown will be in harmony with the surrounding teeth.

Before your new crown is cemented, we check the fit, the contratcs, the bite and the color to make sure it has same characteristics of your natural teeth. 

A chipped front tooth

Tooth prepared for a porcelain crown

The porcelian crown being tried in

The tooth restored to its natural appearance

Bridges

A dental bridge is a non-removable appliance that is permanently cemented to the natural teeth surrounding the gap present after losing a tooth. It requires to file down intact structure adjacent to the missing tooth. Crowns are then placed on the shaped teeth and attached to an artificial tooth.

Bridges
Bridges