Crowns and Bridges
Crowns and Bridges
Types Of Dental Crowns
In cases where teeth are missing, a dental bridge prevents the remaining natural teeth from shifting so that dental health and facial aesthetics are not compromised. Bridges may also provide a permanent, non-removable alternative to removable partial or full dentures. Whether supported by natural teeth or implants, bridges can offer life-like aesthetics and stable chewing surfaces. The bridge can be easily maintained by brushing with modified brushing and FLOSSing.
What Happens At My First Appointment?
With both crowns and bridges, the dentist needs to shape the teeth to provide stable support and precise fit of the final restoration. Following tooth preparation, impressions are taken of the teeth, and a replica of your mouth is created for the dental laboratory to make the restoration. You and your FLOSS Dental dentist will carefully discuss the color, shape, and size of the crown(s) or bridge(s). A temporary restoration is secured to protect the prepared teeth and maintain the precise space left by the tooth until the new restoration is fabricated. If an implant-supported crown or bridge is the best option, we will evaluate your health and suitability for the implant placement. We may also proceed with surgical planning or refer you to a specialist trained in implant surgery.
What Happens At The Next Appointment?
When the crown or bridge is fabricated, the dentist removes the patient’s temporary restoration, and tries on the crown or bridge to verify fit and patient approval. Once the restoration is adjusted and approved, the dentist uses a luting cement or an adhesive bonding agent to permanently secure the final restoration. After your crown or bridge is placed, we will give you any special care instructions that you will need to follow to ensure the most comfortable experience for you.