Following a thorough clinical examination, including the use of x-rays, we will be able to advise you whether your case is suitable together with material choices, treatment sequences and any other concerns you may have.
Preparation of the teeth is required in order to create space for the crown or bridge to be fitted and it involves reduction of the tooth size (usually under local anesthesia) followed by an impression or mold. The mold taken is then sent to a laboratory where skilled technicians will fabricate the crown. It usually takes two weeks to fabricate a crown or bridge during which a provisional crown or bridge is fitted.
Once completed, the definitive crown or bridge is tried in to confirm the excellent fit, harmony with the bite, and appearance after which it is cemented. How do I care for them? Crowns and bridges are made of materials that do not deteriorate over time. However, the underlying tooth is still prone to decay and gum disease. Daily brushing and flossing are essential for maintaining good oral health as well as keeping the crown trouble-free.
Very rarely ceramic on the surface may chip or fracture and usually this can be repaired. Regular check-ups will enable your dentist to detect any problems and recommend necessary treatment.