To ensure the safety of our patients and team members, and in compliance with federal and state recommendations, we are postponing all non-essential dental procedures due to the coronavirus outbreak. We will continue to be available for patients who need emergency care as determined by our doctors. If you are experiencing dental pain or infection, or otherwise believe you require emergency dental care, please contact us. Your health, and the health of our team members, remains our top priority. Please note that hours may vary at some practices. We appreciate your patience and understanding.
Bridges and crowns are fixed prosthetic devices cemented onto existing teeth or implants by a dentist or prosthodontist. Crowns are used to cover or "cap" a damaged tooth or to cover an implant. Bridges are used to cover an empty space if you’re missing one or more teeth. They are cemented to natural teeth surrounding the space where the tooth once stood or they can be implants.
Sometimes kids damage or knock out a tooth. Unfortunately, it happens! If you think your child needs a crown, chat with us to schedule an appointment at Kid's Dentistree.
In addition to strengthening a damaged tooth, bridges and crowns can be used to improve a tooth’s appearance, shape, alignment and bite. Gaps left by missing teeth can cause the remaining teeth to shift, which can result in a bad bite. Bridges and crowns help prevent shifting.
While crowns and bridges can last a long time, they do sometimes come loose or fall out. To make sure your crown or bridges lasts a long time, practice good oral hygiene.