Crowns and Bridges
Reasons for crowns & bridges:
What does getting a crown or bridge involve?
If you have a tooth that is damaged or decayed, but still intact, a crown may be right for you. If your tooth is missing, but its former position is surrounded by other tooth structures, a bridge may be the solution for you. Schedule an office consultation to determine whether you could benefit from crowns or bridges.
You should expect to be scheduled for two appointments. The first appointment entails shaping the tooth in such a way that a crown will fit over it. When the desirable shape has been achieved, a final impression will be made. This impression is then sent to a dental lab where your permanent crown will be made. Most crowns are made and returned to our office in about a week. At the end of your first appointment, a temporary crown will be made. You will wear this temporary crown until you return for your second appointment, when the permanent crown is permanently cemented in to place.
It is normal to experience some cold sensitivity after you receive dental treatment. A quick “zing” with ice cold water, pop or ice cream is normal, and will remind you of the work you have had done.
Temporary crowns are kept in place on the tooth with temporary cement. Anything that is sticky or chewy, may pull the temporary crown off. It is advised to stay away from sticky or chewing foods and gum until the permanent crown is cemented in place.