Crowns are made to fit over an original tooth, particularly one that is decayed, damaged or cracked. While made of a variety of different materials, we do not use amalgam at our Philadelphia dental practice. Porcelain is preferred, as it is safer and gives a more natural appearance. This material is also good for those who grind their teeth.
The process of applying a crown usually takes 3-4 weeks, with about 2-3 visits to our office during this time. Upon completion of a crown, it’s imperative that you maintain proper dental hygiene (i.e. brushing daily, flossing). With proper care, this treatment can last a lifetime.
The treatment plan involving a crown typically goes as follows:
This dental device helps fill a space previously occupied by a tooth. Bridges serve to prevent the shifting of teeth around the now open space. Shifted teeth can lead to occlusion (dentistry term for bite problems) and/or jaw problems, as well as periodontal disease. Bridges also safeguard existing teeth by keeping them in place, which serves to maintain your healthy, radiant smile.
The types of bridges provided by our dental team include:
For more information on these treatments, please contact our office.