What are crowns and bridges?

Crowns and bridges are permanent, custom-fitted prosthetics that can be used to restore and/or  replace your damaged and/or missing teeth.

Crowns:

Crowns are also known as caps and fit over the existing surface of your natural tooth. They can also be made to fit over any dental implants you may have.

Bridges:

Bridges can be used to fill in gaps that are caused by missing teeth. They’re anchored into place by crowns or your natural teeth near the empty space.

Crown and bridges have been used to enhance the appearance of people’s teeth since the time of the Etruscan civilization. Although the materials used have changed significantly, dentists still rely on crown and bridges as a practical solution for many dental issues. By using state-of-the-art technology, we are able to custom fit your crown or bridge to your mouth, helping to enhance not only the way you look but improving your bite and the overall functionality of your teeth

You can have the smile of your dreams in as few as two visits, and with the proper cleaning, your dental work can last a lifetime. If you are looking to restore your smile, contact us today.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if I need a crown or bridge?

When you come into Library Plaza Dental Center, we’ll take a look at your oral health and make an appropriate diagnosis. If you have a missing tooth that’s surrounded by other healthy teeth, a bridge may be right for you. If your tooth is still intact but there is some decay and damage, a crown may be the better choice for you.

What can I expect during this procedure?

If you’re a candidate for either a crown or a bridge, an impression will be taken of your teeth to ensure a proper fit. The porcelain used to make your prosthetic will be matched to your current tooth color, and you may be given a temporary prosthesis while you wait for your permit one to be made.

Are there any aftercare guidelines I need to follow?

Your teeth will need time to heal from this procedure, and you may experience some sensitivity to hot and cold beverages, and some foods. Your gums may feel sore, and you may be advised to take Ibuprofen to help manage the pain.

We also practice emergency dentistry, so if you have a crown that has fallen off or a bridge that has broken, call us today. We have weekend hours to, for your convenience.