What Are Dental Crowns and Bridges?
Dental crowns — These specially created caps cover the entirety of your tooth, supporting it and protecting it from harm. Crowns can be created from a variety of materials, such as resin, ceramic, or porcelain. Porcelain crowns are the most popular choice since they mimic the shade of your natural smile.
Dental bridges — Bridges are restorations that replace one or more missing teeth. They use your surrounding teeth to support a new prosthetic. If necessary, we can use dental crowns on the adjacent supporting teeth to help stabilize your prosthetic. We’ll even custom-create your restorations to blend seamlessly into your smile!
We recommend crowns and bridges for situations such as:
- Cracked or damaged teeth
- Support for a tooth that has a large filling
- Dental implants
- Stained or discolored teeth
The Dental Crowns and Bridges Process
Your journey to a dazzling smile begins with a consultation at our Grand Rapids office. There, Dr. Robson and our compassionate dental team will deep-clean your teeth and examine for any underlying oral health problems. We’ll then provide any necessary treatment or advice to prepare your mouth for crowns.
The next step is taking an impression of your teeth. Dental specialists will receive your impression and create your permanent crown based on your natural tooth structure. In the meantime, Dr. Robson will place a temporary crown.
When your restorations are ready, we’ll call you back to our Grand Rapids office. We’ll remove the temporary crown and adhere your new permanent crown to your teeth using a safe, strong dental adhesive. If you’re receiving bridges, we’ll place two crowns on both supporting teeth and attach a prosthetic to the crowns. You’ll leave our office with natural-looking restorations that can last for up to 10 years with proper oral hygiene.