At the office of Amador Dentistry, we offer state-of-the-art restorative treatments to repair teeth that have suffered damage and decay. Dental crowns and bridges are a popular method for restoring damaged and lost teeth. Our practice offers natural-looking, high-quality crowns and bridgework made from porcelain and zirconia.
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped covering that is fitted over a decayed, damaged, misshapen or missing tooth. When placed over damaged or newly treated teeth (such as after a root canal treatment), crowns add strength and stability to the tooth structure.
Before your crown is made, the tooth is prepared, and an impression is taken. Our practice makes use of 3D imaging with a Trios 3D shape digital scanner to take an advanced and accurate image of your tooth. This impression, and other pieces of information such as the shade and position of your teeth, is then used to prepare your custom dental crown. Once the crown is made and placed, we will carefully check your bite and make any necessary adjustments before bonding the crown to your tooth.
A bridge, as the name suggests, is a set of prosthetic teeth, used to fill the gap created by multiple missing teeth in a row. A bridge is anchored in place by attaching its ends to the natural or prosthetic teeth at each end of the gap.
The procedure of installing a bridge is quite similar to that of a dental crown. If there are natural teeth on both sides of the gap, they will need to be prepared by grinding down a part of the enamel in order for the bridge to fit properly. If there are no natural teeth, implants and crowns will be used to anchor the bridge. Next, an impression is taken in order for us to create your bridge, and a temporary restoration is placed until then to protect the exposed teeth and gums. During your next appointment, the temporary bridge is removed, and your new custom bridge is fitted.
If you wish to learn more about crowns and bridges and if they could be the ideal solution to restore your smile, please contact our experts for a consultation. You may call us at (954) 941-4410 to schedule an appointment.