CROWNS AND BRIDGES
The team at All Smiles Dentist are well-versed and highly skilled in crowns and bridges. A crown, also known as a dental cap, is a cap fitted on top of the tooth to strengthen it, prevent further damage and improve the bite. A dental bridge is up of two or more crowns and can be a replacement for multiple missing teeth as it can sit on either side of the gap, serving as an anchor for the false tooth which is put into the gap. Both crowns and bridges can improve the appearance and functionality of the smile.
Your dentist at All Smiles Dentist will be able to evaluate whether a crown or bridge is needed after an initial consultation. The tooth is then prepped and shaped by filing it down or building it up to support the crown or bridge.
After the preparation has been done, impressions are taken. Your dentist will also then choose the shade, shape and size of the crown or bridge that will be made by the dental technicians. A temporary crown may be placed in the meanwhile to protect the prepared tooth.
Once ready, the temporary crown is removed, and the new crown or bridge is fitted permanently bonded to the tooth with an adhesive bonding agent and cement. With good oral hygiene and proper care, both crowns and bridges can last up to 15 years.