A crown is a permanent covering that fits over an original tooth that is either decayed, damaged or cracked. Crowns are made of a variety of different materials such as porcelain, gold or a mix of these materials. All-porcelain ceramic generally provides the most lifelike natural replacements for teeth. This process typically consists of a minimum of two to three visits over a three- to four-week period. But, thanks to advanced CEREC technology, we can now create precision-crafted custom crowns in a single visit. Given proper care, your crowns can last a lifetime.
A bridge is a dental device that fills the space where a tooth has been lost. A bridge may be necessary to maintain proper spacing and prevent shifting of the teeth that can lead to bite problems (occlusion), jaw problems and resultant periodontal disease. Bridges safeguard the integrity of existing teeth and help maintain a healthy, vibrant smile.
The fixed bridge consists of a filler tooth that is attached to two crowns. These crowns fit over the existing teeth and hold the filler tooth and bridge in place.
Crowns and bridges are just two of the many restorative services we provide. We also perform complex reconstructions to rebuild smiles after dental trauma, congenital problems or years of dental health neglect.
When you need exceptional and comprehensive smile care, trust Lebowitz Dental Associates. Call us today at 602.264.2905 or fill out our online Request an Appointment form to schedule your consultation with us.