Service Category: Specialized Dentistry
A dental crown is commonly used to correct cracked, chipped, and broken tooth, providing a strong shield against further damage and decay. Crowns are commonly used to strengthen and preserve teeth with large fillings or following a root canal and to provide a firm footing for dental bridges. Crowns may be made of metal, porcelain, resin or compounds of more than one material strong enough to withstand the pressures of regular chewing and biting. Crown placement usually requires two visits. Crowns are designed to last for several years depending on how well you care for it. They can be cared for just like your natural teeth, with regular brushing, flossing, and dental visits to ensure the crown, tooth and gums are in the best shape possible.
A dental bridge is a special appliance that’s used to span the gap created by one or more missing teeth. Bridges typically include one or more false teeth connected to a strong framework which is attached to the teeth on either side of the gap. Bridge placement requires more than one visit; depending on whether or not you need to have crowns placed on the neighboring teeth. Bridges are designed to be very strong; your bridge could last for 15 years or more with proper care. You can care for your bridgework the same way you care for your other teeth.