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Dental Crowns & Bridges

Dental Crowns & Bridges

A dental crown and fixed bridge helps to enhance and restore your natural smile.

What are Dental Crowns & Bridges?

A dental crown and fixed bridge helps to enhance and restore your natural smile. A crown is specific to one tooth and may be placed if a tooth has become broken or compromised in another way. Bridges are designed to replace missing teeth by attaching to the two surrounding teeth. Both restorations are viable options for those looking to improve the look and quality of their smile.

Why would you need Dental Crowns & Bridges?

You may need a crown or bridge if you have a broken or missing tooth. Crowns are ideal for teeth that have cracked, fractured or broken. Bridges are more suitable for patients who are completely missing one or more of their natural teeth. To determine if you’ll need a crown or bridge, we recommend coming in for an exam and consultation with Dr. Kang.

What makes you a good candidate for Dental Crowns & Bridges?

Crowns and bridges can last for decades with proper care. They are long-lasting and highly durable restorations made out of safe, high-quality materials. Once placed, the bridge or crown enhances your smile and can improve your appearance. Most patients who need a crown or bridge are good candidates to have the procedure done in our office.

What happens during the procedure for Dental Crowns & Bridges?

For a dental crown, the compromised tooth is smoothed and filed down to create a seat, called an abutment, for the crown itself. Impressions are taken and used to make a temporary crown as well as a permanent restoration. The bridge procedure involves filing down the two surrounding teeth. The bridge consists of two abutments and one pontic, which is the false tooth in the middle. Both the crown and bridge are placed using medical-grade cement and smoothed down to provide a comfortable fit. The procedure takes less than an hour in our office and is done comfortably and professionally.

If you think you may need a crown or dental bridge, call our office today so that we can schedule you an appointment to come in.