Dental crowns and bridges are made to fit over injured, discolored, or cracked teeth or fill the gap in the dental arch resulted after dental extractions and protect the teeth from further injuries or damages.
Crowns are used to restore both anterior and posterior teeth that have been broken or are at high risk of doing so due to large old fillings or fractures. Crowns, also called caps are indicated if a significant portion of the tooth is missing. Usually, extensive decay, injury or root canal therapy, are the reasons when a crown is recommended. When a tooth is compromised by decay or damage, we may suggest a crown, inlay, or onlay. These restorations, made in a lab from fine dental porcelain, will blend seamlessly with your teeth, return the strength that you need for comfortable oral function, and maintain your all-white smile.
There is a variety of materials used to design these restorations in laboratories. The crowns will look and feel close to your natural teeth. Crowns are usually either made of porcelain, noble alloys or a combination of the two. There are many different types of porcelain crowns and we will determine which type is best suited for your particular need.
During your first crown visit with Fairmount Dental, Dr. Marius Caragea will prepare your tooth structure and then make an impression of the prepared tooth, make a temporary crown to place on the tooth, and send the impression to a dental laboratory to fabricate the crown. At your next visit, we will try-in the crown to ensure a good fit and then cement the crown in place.
Bridges are fixed, or non-removable prosthesis constructed to replace one or more missing teeth. The teeth on both sides of the existing space are used to attach the bridge to restore functionality and aesthetics. Materials used for this process are porcelain, noble alloys or a combination of the two. Bridges are indicated whenever at least one tooth is missing. A bridge is composed of abutments and pontics. Abutments are the supports for the bridge and consist of crowns placed on the teeth surrounding the empty space. The pontics are special crowns that span across the empty space and connect to the abutments. When teeth are prepared for a bridge, the abutments are prepared for crowns just as described above. We will then make an impression of the prepared teeth, make a temporary bridge or crowns to place on the teeth to protect them and maintain their positions, and send the impression to a dental laboratory to fabricate the bridge. At your next visit with Fairmount Dental, we will try-in the bridge to ensure a good fit and then cement the bridge in place.
Dental Implants Complete Your Smile
If you're missing one or more teeth and would like to fill the gap with the most natural-looking, comfortable solution possible, you'll be interested in hearing about dental implants.
If you have a hard time with your existing tooth/teeth replacement and are looking for other options, implants might be the solution for you.
All treatments at Fairmount Dental provided by a general dentist.