crowns & bridges
Crowns and bridges are used to restore and enhance teeth that are damaged, or to replace missing teeth. A crown, also called a cap, is used to entirely cover a damaged tooth. A crown not only strengthens a tooth, but it can also dramatically improve a tooth’s appearance, shape and alignment.
Crowns may be used to:
Replace a large filling when there is little tooth structure remaining
Protect a weak tooth from fracturing
Restore a fractured tooth
Attach a bridge
Cover a dental implant
Cover a discolored or poorly shaped tooth
Cover a tooth that has had root canal treatment
A bridge is an ideal method to fill the space created by missing teeth. A bridge is one or more artificial teeth that are cemented into place using the real teeth on either side for support–hence the name. This is an option for filling the space created by a missing tooth.
A bridge replaces the missing tooth, both functionally and cosmetically. Bridge work is as much an art as it is an exact science. Bridge materials include gold alloys, porcelain bonded to metal alloy, or all-ceramic material made to match your natural tooth color. The choice of material depends on requirements for strength, wear, and/or esthetics.
Same Day Crown Services:
Our Planmeca E4D CAD/CAM system allows us to provide a radically improved patient experience for crowns, bridges and other restorative procedures. This state‐of‐the‐art system allows us to deliver exceptionally high-quality crowns to our patients in 2 hours, rather than in 2 weeks. We can even clone your existing tooth. No goo, No wait, No temporary crown!
CAD/CAM stands for computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing. We utilize state-of-the-art CAD/CAM equipment from Planmeca E4D Technologies in order to offer our patients cutting-edge treatments like customized same-day dental crowns.
First, we scan your tooth using an intraoral camera with blue laser technology. We then upload the scan and use the computer to make a 3D image that captures the structure and shape of your tooth. Using this data, we design a custom-fit crown. The computer-controlled milling machine processes the design and creates the actual crown using a high-speed diamond bur and calculated precision. Finally, we bond the restoration to the tooth using a resin material.
The bottom line? No temporaries. No return visits. You can have a complete restoration in one day.