Crowns and dental bridges are more permanent solutions for damaged or missing teeth. They are attached to your own teeth or implants to improve the appearance, alignment or strength of your teeth. Luxe Dental Dentists can work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan and perform crown and bridge dental services to restore your smile and confidence.
A dental crown, or “cap,” is used in several different dental procedures, such as replacing large fillings; protect and restore a weak or fractured tooth; covering a dental implant, a discolored tooth or a malformed tooth; or joining a bridge. The procedure of the dental crown begins with the remodeling of the existing tooth so that the dental crown adjusts to it. Then, your dentist will take a dental impression of your teeth and send it to the dental lab for the crown. The dental crown can be made of gold alloys, other metals, acrylic, ceramic or porcelain, according to your preferences and your dental needs. Finally, the crown is fixed to the preformed tooth with dental cement.
A dental bridge is used to hide and replace a missing tooth. If you need a dental bridge procedure, you can expect your dentist to remodel the teeth on both sides of the space and take a dental impression. Once again, the dentist will send this impression to a laboratory to make the bridge. Once it is complete, your dentist will cement it to the remodeled teeth on each side of the space, creating the appearance of well-formed teeth.
Dental crowns and bridges improve the appearance and function of the teeth, and can last a long time if taken care of properly.