Crown & Bridge

Learn more about dental crowns and bridges

Crowns: when a tooth has been compromised structurally or esthetics need improvement, a crown or cap can be placed on the tooth. The tooth is first anesthetized and then prepped to reduce the size of the sides on the top by approximately 1.5mm. A mould or a digital scan of the tooth is taken to provide a model on which to design the crown. When the crown is finished, it is cemented or bonded onto the tooth.


Bridges: when a tooth has been extracted a bridge is one option for filling in the space. The teeth on either side of the space are prepped the same as they would be for a crown and the same mould or digital scan is taken. The bridge is then made as one piece with an artificial tooth fused to the crowns on the adjacent teeth and this is cemented or bonded in place.



This type of bridge is very strong and will last a long time. It is made in a dental lab so it requires two visits and the patient will have to wear a temporary bridge until the permanent bridge is cemented.


This bridge is white and can be shaded to match the adjacent teeth. The new porcelain materials are much stronger so they are a viable option. Bridges that span the space of 3-4 teeth can be done in-office with the cerec machine to eliminate a second visit. Larger or more complicated bridges may require that a lab make them, which would add a second visit to cement the bridge.