Dr. Nick Cost Talks about Dental Crowns and Bridges
Sometimes a tooth breaks to the point where we can’t just fill it. Dental crowns and bridges are a great option for that. So, a crown is a cap or a covering that covers the tooth and builds the tooth back up to its normal size and shape. We have a machine in our office called a CEREC, where we can do same-day crowns. So typically, if a patient breaks a tooth, they come to our office. In about two hours, I can make the crown where, you know, we can reshape the tooth, fix the broken area, and make a crown back in our dental lab, glue it on, beautiful porcelain crown in about two hours or less, and give them their smile back. Bridges are, so when you’re, you maybe have a missing tooth or two teeth, and maybe you’re not a candidate for natural tooth replacement with a dental implant, or you can’t undergo that surgery, bridges are a great option. Bridges use the teeth around the space to support them. They glue in so that you brush your teeth just in your mouth. They are not something removable, taking it out like a denture or a partial. You brush the bridge right in your mouth, it’s permanently glued in, and they just totally transform your smile. And so, bridges are a great alternative if you’re not a candidate for a dental implant.