Crowns & Bridges
Modern dentistry offers more options than ever to help you restore and maintain an optimal level of health. Dr. Caldwell uses the latest techniques, bringing even the most damaged mouths back to full health.
Sometimes teeth are damaged because of cavities, heavy bite forces, or trauma. Dental crowns, or caps, allow these teeth to be rebuilt and covered with materials that mimic nature. Not only are crowns indistinguishable from natural teeth, but they’re also extremely secure and comfortable.
Crowns can be crafted to repair a single tooth or multiple teeth (including the entire mouth). When missing teeth enter the equation, special consideration might be given to placing a dental bridge or implants.
Your first visit
Dr. Caldwell will gently prepare your teeth and send your case to a specialized lab to create a dental masterpiece. A temporary crown allows you to function normally until the permanent crown arrives for placement. This typically takes 2-3 weeks.
Your second visit
Once your restoration is back, Dr. Caldwell will evaluate your crown’s appearance and fit before bonding it into place. Minor adjustments to your bite and a final polish will leave you with one of the finest restorations in dentistry.
Whenever you drive across a bridge, you’re supported by the same principles that support a dental bridge. Crowned teeth on either side of a space are called abutments. They anchor an artificial tooth, called a pontic.
While a bridge lasts for many years, sometimes the strain of supporting one or more missing teeth can cause the abutments themselves to weaken and may lead to more missing teeth.