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Crowns and Bridges

If your child has a damaged or decayed tooth, we can help you choose the best solution. Crowns and bridges are custom-fitted tooth prosthetics that function and look like natural, healthy teeth. These thin porcelain or resin shells come in customizable colors and are bonded to the surface of your child’s teeth.

Crowns

A crown, otherwise known as a cap, is custom-fitted to your child’s bite and is placed over their natural tooth or dental implant. We recommend this procedure for those who have an intact tooth without root rot. The tooth may be damaged or decayed on the surface.


Procedure:

  1. We will reduce the problematic tooth for a proper crown fit

  2. An impression will be taken of your child’s bite for crown fabrication

  3. The color of porcelain prosthetics can then be customized

  4. We will fit your child with a temporary crown until the lab makes their permanent one

  5. You will come in again for permanent crown fitting


Bridges

To replace a missing tooth that has neighboring teeth with decay and/or large fillings, or a tooth that has been missing for a long time (i.e., with gum recession around the area), we recommend bridges as opposed to dental implants.


Types of Bridges:

  • Traditional — Caps are bonded over teeth that lie on either side of the missing one

  • Cantilever — Cap is bonded over a single tooth next to the missing one

  • Resin-bonded — Porcelain or plastic teeth with gums that are supported by metal “wings”