Crown or a bridge 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, because they resemble your natural teeth.
A dental bridge permanently replaces missing teeth with false teeth. The bridge is attached to the teeth on either side of the gap. Bridges are usually made of porcelain, they are fixed in place and, for some people, are an alternative to dentures and implants. They are highly durable and will last many years, but like most dental restorations, they may eventually need to be replaced. Porcelain crowns/ bridges are made to match the shape, size, and color or your teeth giving you a natural, long-lasting beautiful smile.
we will schedule 2-3 appointments for the entire process. Although the majority of crowns/ bridges are completed in two visits, there is sometimes a need for a third visit to ensure a proper fit. The procedure begins with the removal of all decay in the tooth. Once we have removed the decay, we will take an impression of the tooth. This impression will be sent to our lab where your new restoration will be crafted. While this new tooth/teeth is created, we will provide you with a temporary restoration. Our temporary restorations will resemble your natural teeth so that you can continue with your daily life without worrying about a missing or incompatible tooth.
During your second visit to our office, we will proceed with the placement of your final restoration. This crown/bridge will be fitted comfortably into the mouth. We will make every effort to ensure that the new tooth/teeth feels exactly like one of your natural teeth. The final step in the process is to cement the restoration into your mouth, leaving you with a beautifully restored smile.
Would you like to improve your smile with a Crown or a Bridge? Call your Puyallup, WA dentist, Dr. Abedi
at (253) 445-1500 and make an appointment today. Make your smile whole again!