Crowns and Bridges
Crowns and bridges are dental restorations that completely cover a damaged tooth or teeth. They look and function exactly like the natural teeth. We typically use crowns that contain no metal and are completely tooth-colored, inside and out. However, crowns and bridges can be made from porcelain bonded to metal or completely made of gold.
Getting fitted for a crown in our office now only requires one visit! Utilizing the same day crown technology, you can come into our office with a damaged or compromised tooth and walk out with your final restoration! Utilizing the CEREC omnicam with 4.3 software, you no longer have to have impressions taken with the "goo" that patients typically do not enjoy, and you don't have to leave the office with a temporary crown.
Fitting a bridge may require two visits to our office. Initially, we will remove decay if present, shape the tooth or teeth, and fit it with a temporary bridge. A digital impression of the prepared teeth will be taken and sent to a dental laboratory. On the subsequent visit we will remove the temporary crown and then seat, adjust, and cement the final restoration.