Dental Crowns and Bridges

Crowns, or caps, are a method of restoring teeth that have lost much of their structure but still have enough root structure to support the crown. A bridge is a way of restoring teeth where there is not enough remaining structure to support a crown. In the case of a bridge, the restoration is supported by the adjacent teeth.

Crowns and bridges can be made of many different materials, including porcelain, porcelain fused to metal, or full metal. Your dentist can explain the advantages and disadvantages of each type of material.

The process of making a crown or bridge begins with taking an impression of the patient’s teeth, and then installing a temporary crown or bridge. Then technicians pour a mold based on the impression, with multiple steps involved in fabricating the crown or bridge. Once complete, the dentist checks the fit, makes necessary adjustments, and then cements the crown or bridge to the patient’s teeth.

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