A crown is custom-made to look like the rest of a patient’s teeth. Crowns are usually made of porcelain or sometimes gold depending on the location of the crown and the patient’s bite. It is cemented over the prep work the dentist performs at an earlier appointment.
A bridge is used where a tooth/teeth are missing and is custom-made to look like the other teeth in the patient’s mouth. Similar to a crown, the adjacent teeth are first prepped and then followed by a false tooth being attached. Finally, at a later date, the bridge is seated with cement, aiding in chewing and appearance.
CARE FOR CROWNS & BRIDGES
Just like caring for natural teeth, crowns and bridgework need routine cleanings. Waterpiks are recommended for optimal home care. Special brushes are used to clean under the false tooth on a bridge. We warranty our crowns for three years.