Dental Crowns and Bridges
Dental Crowns and Bridges are designed to restore natural teeth which have been lost, damaged, or decayed. A crown may be fabricated and positioned by Dr. DiMeo to restore a decayed or fractured tooth and return it to its original form and function. A dental bridge is a whole substitute for one or more missing teeth. These restorations are bonded onto the adjoining tooth or teeth and are known as “fixed” dentistry, versus the refurbishment of missing teeth with a removable appliance or partial denture.
Indications that a Dental Crown Might Be Needed
- Teeth which seem to have more filling than tooth
- Extreme damage resulting from decay
- Extensive visible cracks or chips
Dental Crowns and Bridges – The Process
Dental crowns and bridges procedures usually begin with the preparation of the tooth. Dr. DiMeo will then take an impression of the prepared area, and a temporary crown or bridge may be positioned. Through the preparation phase a severely decayed or broken tooth might involve using 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 known as abutments. Because dental bridges are used to replace one or two missing teeth it’s a necessity that the adjoining teeth are healthy enough to support the replacement tooth or teeth
Roughly 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. DiMeo. New materials similar to all-porcelain dental crowns give Dr. DiMeo the ability to combine the very best of strength and aesthetics. Teeth which have undergone many silver fillings may be restored to appear like the natural tooth.