Crowns and Bridges  
 

 

A crown (or cap) is a covering that encases the entire tooth surface restoring it to its original shape and size. A crown protects and strengthens tooth structure that cannot be restored with fillings or other types of restorations.
Although there are several types of crowns, porcelain (tooth colored crown) are the most popular. They are highly durable and will last many years, but like most dental restorations, they may eventually need to be replaced.

crowns and bridges

crowns and bridges

Reasons for crowns and Bridges

• Broken or fractured teeth/ missing tooth in between teeth

• Cosmetic enhancement.

• Decayed teeth.

• Fractured fillings.

• Large fillings.

• Tooth has a root canal.

What does getting a crown involve?

A crown procedure usually requires two appointments. Your first appointment will include taking shighly accurate molds of both arches of the mouth .A mold will also be used to create a temporary crown which will stay on your tooth for approximately two weeks. You will return to the office to have your crown or bridge placed.
While the tooth is numb, Dr. Masciadri will prepare the tooth by removing any decay and shaping the surface to properly fit the crown. Once these details are accomplished, your temporary crown or bridge will be placed with temporary cement and your bite will be checked to ensure you are biting properly.
At your second appointment your temporary crown or bridge will be removed, the tooth/teeth will be cleaned, and your new crown/bridge will be carefully placed to ensure the spacing and bite are accurate.

You will be given care instructions and encouraged to have regular dental visits to check your new crown/bridge.