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Crown and Bridgework
 

What is a Crown? 

A crown is a tooth shaped restoration that is placed over the individual tooth in order to restore its shape, increase its strength or to enhance its appearance. A crown is indicated in order to:

  • Protect a weak tooth from breaking (such as previous root canal treatment, large cavities or a broken down large filling)
  • Strengthen worn teeth
  • Cover misshaped or severely discolored teeth
  • Cover a dental implant
  • Relieve unexplained pain due to hairline cracks in back teeth.


What is a bridge?
 

A bridge serves to fill the space created by one or more missing teeth. A bridge uses the two teeth on both sides of the space as abutments to anchor a false tooth or teeth in between (the false tooth/teeth are called pontics). Dental bridges are supported by natural teeth or implants. Dental bridges can:

  • Restore your smile
  • Restore your ability to chew and speak
  • Prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position

Crown and bridgework can restore a natural-looking smile when accidents, disease or wear and tear cause damage to teeth. Porcelain or porcelain-on-metal crowns are extremely reliable for long-lasting repair of even the most severe dental problems, including permanent replacement of missing teeth to give you a complete smile and a functional bite. 

How long does it take? 

Fitting a crown typically requires two visits to our office. During the first visit we will remove decay, shape the tooth, and fit it with a temporary plastic or metal crown. 

On your second visit we will remove the temporary crown, then fit, adjust and permanently place the final crown resulting in a new, natural-looking tooth. 

 
 
 
Philadelphia Dentists, Dr. Susan Callejas, Dr. Joshua Bahoff & Dr. Jesse Schaffzin provide Emergency Dental Care, Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Implants, Veneers, Teeth Whitening, Invisalign Braces and much more to the following locations: North Philadelphia, Cheltenham, PA, Abington, PA, Philadelphia. Se Habla Español