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Crowns

A crown is a custom made covering, almost like a cap that goes over the tooth to restore damages, such as decayed teeth or cracks.
When a tooth has become fractured or has large, old fillings that need replaced, sometimes a crown will be used. Crowns can be made of a variety of materials such as porcelain, gold, or ceramic. The treatment plan for a patient receiving a crown is as follows:
  • Numbing the tooth in order to remove the decay in or around it.
  • Resizing the tooth to provide an ideal, tight fit for the crown.
  • Taking an impression of the teeth to send away to the lab to make a customized crown fit just for you. 
  • While we wait for the permanent crown to be customized, Dr. Bowser  will make you a temporary crown made of acrylic, and cement it temporarily over your tooth until the final crown is completed.
  • When the office receives the crown back from the lab we will call you to schedule an appointment in the next few days to get your custom-made crown put into place permanently.
 
To complete the entire treatment plan it generally consists of a minimum of two visits over a two to three week period. Once the procedure is completed, normal dental hygiene, such as brushing and flossing, will be required to keep your teeth healthy and bacteria free. This will also help prevent gum disease.
 
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Bridges

A bridge is a dental device that is used to fill a space that a tooth previously occupied. A bridge can be used for many different reasons:
  • Shifting of the teeth that can lead to bite and/or jaw problems, also known as mal-occlusion, and can result in periodontal disease.
  • Bridges are used to guard existing teeth and also are used in a way to help maintain a healthy, vibrant smile.
There are two main types of bridges used in dentistry:
  • Tooth Supported Bridge- this consists of a filler tooth also known as a pontic, or teeth that are attached to two or more crowns, which fit over existing teeth to act as an anchor and hold the bridge solidly into place.
  • Implant Supported Bridge - Filler teeth, pontics, can be connected to implants so that teeth may be replaced without needing support from adjacent teeth as with a traditional fixed bridge. The implant's root also helps to keep the bone healthy and preserve it.
 
​Please click here for the treatment link to Dr. Bowser and Dr. Foor's follow up instructions on Crowns and Bridges.