CROWNS AND BRIDGES
Crowns and bridges have a lot in common, but they’re not the same. The most significant difference is that crowns are used to restore existing teeth from serious decay and damage, while bridges are used to replace one, two, or a few missing teeth in a row. Let’s take a closer look at each treatment.
If you’ve got a damaged tooth that’s interfering with the normal function of your smile, you may benefit greatly from a beautiful crown placed by the team at Springs Dental Care. They’re thin caps usually made of porcelain that fit directly over a damaged tooth, sealing it off from future problems and beautifully restoring its form, allowing you to use the tooth normally once again.
Traditionally, the procedure for dental crowns has been split over two visits to the dental office — but with CEREC technology at Springs Dental Care, we’re able to reduce the treatment time by more than half. That means your dentist can prepare for, create, and place your dental crown in just one visit to our office!
Crowns perform a number of functions, including:
A root canal treatment usually takes 1 or 2 office visits to complete. There is little to no pain because your dentist will use local anesthesia so you don’t feel the procedure. Once the procedure is complete, you should no longer feel the pain you felt before having it done.
- Holding together parts of a broken tooth, restoring its original strength and stability
- Restoring a cracked or fractured tooth
- Restoring seriously decayed teeth
- Improving the aesthetics of a flawed tooth
Dental crowns also play a significant role in the function of a dental bridge.