Dental crowns are a type of affixed (non-removable) dental restoration that cover all your natural tooth tissue that sits above your gum line. Often referred to as “caps,” dental crowns are a great way to restore your smile while leaving the root portion of a damaged tooth still anchored within your bone tissue.
You have options when it comes to the type of material used in your dental crown. Gold and silver are often chosen for their aesthetic appeal, and all-porcelain crowns are both durable and natural-looking.
Crowns are a popular restorative treatment and can correct numerous issues, including:
Crowns are also the final step in dental implants and the anchoring structure for dental bridges.
Dr. Bubernak will gather imaging to learn more about the structure of your teeth and the underlying bone. This helps him determine if a dental crown is the best available treatment option.
If you decide to move forward with a crown, you’ll receive an injection of numbing medication to eliminate all sensation in the treatment area. Dr. Bubernak then removes a portion of your natural tooth tissue to make room for your new crown.
A set of impressions is made to guide the fabrication of your custom crown. A temporary crown is secured into place to protect your prepared tooth. Once the new crown arrives, you’ll return to the office to have it checked for fit and appearance before it’s cemented into place, completing the restoration.
A dental bridge is an affixed restoration that replaces one or more missing teeth. Bridges, also called bridgework, consist of one or more false teeth held in place by a dental crown on either side.
Thanks to advancements in dental technology, dental bridges are both incredibly strong and natural-looking. Once in place, your bridge will be virtually indistinguishable from your natural teeth.
You’ll be able to eat and speak normally with no special care needed. Dr. Bubernak will check your bridge during your routine dental exams, and he can repair or replace the bridgework as needed.
If you’re ready to learn more about dental crowns and bridges, schedule an appointment at your earliest convenience. Online booking is one option, or you can always call to speak with a member of the administrative staff regarding appointment availability.