As we age, the process affects more than just our bodies; it can take a toll on our teeth as well. Years of lost or broken down fillings, root canals, broken or grinded down teeth can result in teeth that are not structurally sound. When the root of your tooth is healthy, but the surface of the tooth is the problem, a crown can be an excellent solution.
The procedure for a crown involves shaping the tooth or removing a broken down filling. The tooth is then prepped and an impression is taken. The impression goes to the dental lab and an individual crown is created for you. It takes about two weeks for the crown to be made; a temporary crown is provided while yours is being processed.
Many different types of crowns are available, and our doctors will be sure to choose the right one for you. A crown will typically last 10-15 years but can be maintained much longer with good care.
A bridge is essentially three crowns fused together and is often used either functionally to replace a tooth for a patient or cosmetically for aesthetic value.