Dental crowns and bridges are usually made from porcelain (ceramic), metal, or a combination of the two. Porcelain restorations are the most popular choice today for their more natural appearance.
At Kelmscott Dental, we use ceramic crowns that can be matched to your existing tooth shade. Ceramic crowns can last 15 years or longer with good care.
Our dentists may recommend a crown as an option for many reasons, including:
A dental bridge can be an option for replacing between one and four teeth in a row. If you have more than one gap in your smile, these will need separate bridges.
If you need to replace more than a few consecutive teeth, your dentist may recommend dentures or an implant bridge instead. The number of teeth you want to replace and their position in your mouth will determine the type of bridge that can be used.
Once cemented in place, a crown or bridge can take up to a week to bond fully to your teeth. During this time, you should avoid touching the restoration and eat soft foods that are easy to chew and won’t cause it to dislodge.
Once your crown or bridge has fully bonded, it should be cared for like your normal teeth with regular brushing and flossing to remove trapped food and bacteria.
Comprehensive Dental Assessment for $150 (valued at $306) includes: