Crown & Bridge
Learn more about dental crowns and bridges
This type of crown or bridge is very strong and will last a long time. It has to be made in a dental lab so it requires two visits (one to prepare the tooth and take the impression or scan and the second to insert the prosthesis) and the patient will have to wear a temporary crown or bridge until the permanent prosthesis is cemented or bonded in.
This crown or bridge is tooth-coloured and can be shaded to match the adjacent teeth. The new porcelain materials are much stronger so they are a viable option for posterior treatment. These crowns and some short bridges (3 teeth) can be made in office in-office with the CEREC machine to eliminate a second visit. Larger or more complicated cases may require that a lab make them, which would add a second visit for bonding/cementing the prosthesis.