Crowns or “caps” are typically recommended on teeth that can no longer support a simple restoration or filling. If a tooth has a large area of decay, fracture, or has been treated with a root canal it should have a crown fora good long term prognosis.
Crowns are completed in two appointments:
- Your tooth is “prepped” for the crown, outer layer is removed and impressions are taken to send to the lab. You will leave with a temporary crown placed.
- A lab created crown, customized to best fit your teeth on either side and opposing teeth, will be permanently placed.
Bridges are multiple crowns combined to replace a missing tooth or gap between teeth. The process is very similar to placing a crown. The teeth on either side of the gap will be prepped as a crown would, an impression taken for the lab, and you will leave with a temporary bridge. Once the bridge is returned from the lab we can permanently cement it. We will show you how to floss your new bridge properly with a floss threader.