Crowns and bridges
If a tooth or molar has already been largely repaired with fillings or if a root canal treatment has been carried out in the tooth or molar, the dentist can advise you to provide such a tooth or molar with a crown to strengthen it. thus reducing the risk of breakage. You can imagine a crown as a cap that goes over the part of your tooth that protrudes above the gums.
A bridge is made when you are missing 1 or more teeth. You can see the bridge as several crowns that are attached to each other. The bridge is then secured to the teeth next to the missing teeth. How the manufacture works is explained in the following steps:
The dentist will first grind the tooth or molar to make room for the crown. Then the dentist will take an impression of the ground tooth and the opposite jaw. The dentist will then work with you to determine the color for the definitive crown or bridge and finally the dentist will place a temporary provision on your tooth.
You will return after approximately 2 weeks. The dentist will remove the emergency device and place the permanent crown or bridge after it has been properly fitted and approved.