Dental Crowns and Bridges
Before & After
Dental crowns and bridges are designed to restore natural teeth that have been lost, damaged, or decayed. A crown can be fabricated and placed by Dr. Nasser to restore a decayed or fractured tooth and return it to its original form and function. A dental bridge is a complete substitute for one or more missing teeth. These restorations are bonded onto the adjacent tooth or teeth and are referred to as “fixed” dentistry, as opposed to the refurbishment of missing teeth with a removable appliance or partial denture.
Indications that a Dental Crown May Be Necessary
- Teeth which appear to have more filling than tooth
- Extreme damage resulting from decay
- Extensive visible cracks or chips
Dental crown and bridge procedures typically start with the preparation of the tooth. Dr. Nasser will then take an impression of the prepared area, and a temporary crown or bridge can be placed. During the preparation phase a seriously decayed or damaged tooth may involve the use of a particular restorative material to reconstruct the tooth. Fixed dental bridge prosthesis will span the area of a missing tooth, the two or more adjacent sustaining teeth are called abutments. Because dental bridges are used to replace one or two missing teeth it is a necessity that the adjacent teeth are healthy enough to support the replacement tooth or teeth.
Approximately two weeks after the impression has been taken, the permanent dental crown or bridge will be ready to be inserted, fitted, and cemented by Dr. Nasser. New materials such as all-porcelain dental crowns give Dr. Nasser the ability to combine the best of strength and aesthetics. Teeth which have undergone numerous silver fillings can be restored to look like the natural tooth.