Crowns and Bridges
Bridges and crowns are fixed prosthetic devices that are cemented onto existing teeth or implants. Crowns are used to entirely cover or "cap" a damaged tooth or cover an implant. A crown would be the preferred option if there is a substantial amount of tooth structure missing above the gum line. Bridges are commonly used to cover a space if you’re missing one or more teeth. Gaps left by missing teeth eventually cause the remaining teeth to rotate or shift into the empty spaces, resulting in a bad bite. A crown is recommended to:
  • Replace a large filling when there isn't enough tooth remaining
  • Protect a weak tooth from fracturing
  • Restore a fractured tooth
  • Cover a tooth that has had root canal treatment
  • Attach a bridge
  • Cover a discolored or poorly shaped tooth
  • Cover a dental implant
Crowns and bridges will require the same care as your natural teeth do. Ensure you are brushing twice daily and flossing regularly, also don’t forget to maintain regular dental cleanings at our office.