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Crowns & Bridges

If you have a damaged or decayed tooth, our team can help you choose the best solution. Crowns and bridges are custom-fitted tooth prosthetics that function and look like natural, healthy teeth. Veneers are a less invasive alternative, but may only be a solution for those with slight tooth damage or discoloration. These thin porcelain or resin shells come in customizable colors and are bonded to the surface of your teeth. Our team offers in house custom crowns, from gold, porcelain fused to metal to our newest E4D crowns. We have an in house dental lab allowing 1-2 week waits for gold or porcelain, or NO waits with our same day E4D crowns!

 

Crowns

A crown, otherwise known as a cap, is custom-fitted to your bite and is placed over your natural tooth or dental implant. We recommend this procedure for those who have an intact tooth without root rot. The tooth may be damaged or decayed on the surface.


Bridges

To replace a missing tooth that has neighboring teeth with decay and/or large fillings, or a tooth that has been missing for a long time (i.e., with gum recession around the area), we recommend bridges as opposed to dental implants.


Types of Bridges:

  • Traditional  Caps are bonded over teeth that lie on either side of the missing one
  • Cantilever  Cap is bonded over a single tooth next to the missing one

Procedure for E4D Crowns:

  1. We will reduce the problematic tooth for a proper crown/bridge fit

  2. An assistant will SCAN your tooth into the Database for Design

  3. You will then have time to relax as we design your crown/bridge

  4. Your design will be sent to our Milling Machine and placed in the "Oven" for final glazing

  5. You will come, same day, for the fitting and final cementation of your customized crown/bridge

Procedure for Traditional Crowns:

  1. We will reduce the problematic tooth for a proper crown/bridge fit

  2. An impression will be taken of your bite for crown fabrication

  3. The color of porcelain prosthetics can then be customized

  4. We will fit you with a temporary crown until the lab makes your permanent one

  5. You will come in again for permanent crown fitting