Crowns and Bridges
A crown is used as a cover or “caps” a damaged tooth. Besides strengthening a damaged tooth, a crown can be used to improve its appearance and shape. A crown can also be placed on top of an implant to provide a tooth-like shape and a functional structure. Crowns are used to:
- Replace a large filling, when there aren’t enough teeth remaining
- Protect a weak tooth from fracturing
- Attach to a bridge
- Cover a dental implant
- Cover a discolored or poorly-shaped tooth
- Cover a tooth that has had root canal treatment
A Bridge may be recommended if you’re missing one or more teeth. Space left by missing teeth can result in the remaining teeth rotating or shifting into the empty spaces, resulting in a bad bite. The steps involved in placing Bridges are:
Preparation of space around the teeth.
Mounting the Bridge and adjusting it to fit.
Cementing the final Bridge.