Crown & Bridge

Crown procedure

Crown procedure

 
 

Why do I need a crown?

You may need a crown for many different reasons, but most commonly it is because it will support the tooth much better than a filling would. Here are some reasons your tooth may benefit from a crown:

  • More than 2/3 of the tooth structure is filling material, not natural tooth
  • The tooth has had a prior root canal
  • The tooth cannot be supported by a filling and has a risk of fracture
  • The decay is so far below the gums that proper bonding of the filling cannot take place
  • Full mouth rehabilitation - to rebuild and balance the way you use your teeth
  • Esthetics - elective treatment for looks only

When can a bridge help?

Bridges are very useful for replacing one or multiple teeth. In order to be a good candidate for a bridge you need a tooth on either side of the missing tooth/teeth. There are some circumstances where a bridge is contraindicated and we always review the pros and cons with you at your exam.

Bridges are a very cost effective way of replacing teeth and become even more attractive when you need a crown on one of the teeth holding the bridge. Then you can provide a crown and fill the space with a brand new tooth!