Crowns & Bridges
What is a dental crown?
A dental crown, which is sometimes referred to as a “cap,” is a tooth-shaped restoration that is designed to fit right over the top of your own tooth. Once the crown is cemented into place, it conceals your tooth and protects it from further damage. Thanks to modern materials used to make crowns today, Dr. Aldrich can craft a crown that looks just like one of your own natural teeth, allowing your new restoration to blend in perfectly.
What is a dental bridge?
Dental bridges use crowns placed on the adjacent teeth (or on dental implants) to suspend one or more artificial teeth in the space where your missing tooth used to be. This completes your smile, restores the ability to chew, and prevents your other teeth from “drifting” into the space left by the missing tooth. This, in turn, prevents additional future problems that are caused by a misaligned bite.
We are so excited to now be offering same-day crown service with our new CEREC Primescan! Imagine these improvements to your smile in one day of treatment. CEREC makes crowns for patients in-office as opposed to sending out impressions to a lab. A scanner takes a three-dimensional photo of the patient’s mouth, which sends the information directly to the mill where a crown is created immediately. This machine allows patients to come in for only one appointment to get a new tooth, instead of multiple appointments to get a crown from a lab. In addition, this model is the most up to date on the market, so the quality is unmatched.