Crowns and Bridges

 

 

CROWNS & BRIDGES

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” that is placed over a tooth – covering the tooth to restore its shape and size, strength, and/or to improve its appearance. The crowns, when cemented into place, fully encase the entire visible portion of a tooth that lies at and above the gum line. A dental crown may be needed in the following situations:

   

1. Initially, the dentist prepares teeth on each side of the space to receive crowns and makes an impression of the entire area.

 

2. Fits a temporary or transitional bridge.

 

3. In a subsequent visit, the dentist places, adjusts and cements the fixed bridge.

1. To protect a weak tooth (for instance, from decay) from breaking or to hold together parts of a cracked tooth

2. To restore an already broken tooth or a tooth that has been severely worn down

3. To cover and support a tooth with a large filling when there isn’t a lot of tooth left

4. To hold a dental bridge in place

5. To cover misshapened or severely discolored teeth

6. To cover a dental implant

 
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