Crowns and Bridges
Dental crowns are often called caps because they’re designed to completely cover the top portions of teeth. A dental crown restores the form and function of a tooth, making it stronger and better able to perform its duties. If you have an extensive cavity that requires a large filling or root canal therapy, or if your tooth is excessively worn or damaged, then a dental crown may be the best option for restoring it. A crown can also be coupled with a dental implant to replace a single lost tooth.
In some caess, your dentist may suggest a same-day crown that can be designed an placed all in just a single visit. Using innovative CEREC technology, which stands for chairside economic restoration of esthetic ceramics, your dentist can utilize digital imaging and measuring to create precise specifications of your tooth. Then, those specifications are sent to an on-site machine that creates your restoration based on those details. CEREC same-day crowns offer a number of benefits, including highly lifelike results, no need for a temporary crown, and fewer dental visits to complete your treatment.
When you’ve lost more than one tooth, a dental bridge is more appropriate than an implant-supported crown. Dental bridges consist of two crowns and one or more replacement teeth (depending on how many teeth you’ve lost). The replacement teeth, or pontics, fill the gap left by missing teeth, while the crowns are bonded to nearby teeth to support the bridge. Crowns and bridges are hand-crafted in a trusted dental lab according to specific, highly detailed measurements and images, helping to ensure the most lifelike and beneficial results.
To find out if a dental crown or bridge is right fo you, schedule a consultation by calling Dimples Family Dentistry in Norwalk, IA, today at 515-256-1176.