Crowns and Bridges

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Crowns and Bridges

Bridges and crowns are fixed prosthetic devices that are cemented onto existing teeth or implants. Crowns are used to entirely cover or “cap” a damaged tooth or cover an implant. A crown would be the preferred option if there is a substantial amount of tooth structure missing above the gum line. Bridges are commonly used to cover a space if you’re missing one or more teeth. Gaps left by missing teeth eventually cause the remaining teeth to rotate or shift into the empty spaces, resulting in a bad bite. A crown is recommended to:

  1. Replace a large filling when there isn’t enough tooth remaining
  2. Protect a weak tooth from fracturing
  3. Restore a fractured tooth
  4. Cover a tooth that has had root canal treatment
  5. Attach a bridge
  6. Cover a discolored or poorly shaped tooth
  7. Cover a dental implant