Missing teeth or lost most of one to tooth decay? Make your smile look and function like it used to with bridges or crowns.

What’s the Difference?

Basically, crowns ‘cap off’ the healthy remainder of a decayed or chipped tooth, whereas bridges ‘bridge the gap’ left behind by completely missing teeth. Makes sense now, right?

Match your natural tooth color and enjoy the best outcomes with the latest in dental materials that last longer and look better than the metals you may expect for a crown or bridge.

Crowns

  • For cracked, chipped, or decayed teeth
  • To reinforce your tooth after a root canal
  • Cosmetic crowns restore chipped or cracked teeth
  • Close space between teeth than leads to tooth decay
  • Less expensive than alternatives

Bridges

  • Bridge the gap left behind from a missing tooth
  • Fuse to adjacent healthy teeth
  • Act as a full replacement tooth

What to Expect for Your Crown or Bridge Procedure

A two-visit procedure starts by preparing your mouth for a permanent crown or bridge. By investing in technology, we’ve made it a much simpler, more comfortable experience. Here’s what you can expect:

  • Decay removal to prep site for a crown that won’t rot away
  • Dentist files down outer layer of tooth or teeth to allow space for crown or bridge
  • Using digital scanner technology, the dentist scans your teeth instead of taking uncomfortable gag-inducing impressions
  • Scan of damaged tooth and the surrounding teeth help create an ideal fit so you can forget you have a crown or bridge
  • Dentist installs a temporary crown or bridge until the permanent version comes back from the lab about a week later

If you have any questions about our services, please contact us today at (801) 771-4525.