Crown and Bridge
Bolivar Smiles Dentistry offers same-day CEREC® dental crowns, so patients who damage or lose a crown may be able to get a custom, permanent dental crown placed later that same day. Our same-day crowns are made of durable zirconia, which helps them stay in great shape for several years. Replacing a damaged or missing crown as quickly as possible is crucial for protecting the tooth from harmful bacteria and possible dental trauma, so if you believe you need a crown replaced, please get in touch with our office as soon as possible.
When a significant amount of a tooth has been lost from decay or injury, but still worth saving – a crown may be in your best interest. A crown fortifies and restores damaged teeth, letting them function and look just like natural teeth.
When a tooth is beyond repair or missing completely, a dental implant with a crown is widely considered to be the best solution. The next best thing is often a three-unit fixed bridge which uses your natural teeth on either side of the gap. Longer bridges can be used to span longer gaps.
Crowns and bridges are made by a dental technician that uses the mold of your teeth to determine the exact shape and size of the restoration. The process usually only takes a few weeks to create to help you look your best with your new smile.
The longevity of a crown or bridge depends mostly on the dental health and hygiene habits of the patient. Routine exams and cleanings as well as brushing and flossing regularly will help keep your smile looking great for years to come.