If you have a damaged tooth, one possible solution to repair it would be using a crown or bridge. A crown is a cap used to restore a tooth to its original appearance and prevent further damage or decay. A bridge differs in that it uses existing teeth to fill in an area left vacant by a missing tooth.
Crowns are full coverage restorations that are used to cover a tooth that is likely to break, or is too broken down to be restored with a filling. Crowns are commonly used following root canal treatment, or after a large filling wears out. Crowns are a preferred solution for damaged teeth due to the strength and protection they provide, as well as the aesthetically appealing look they offer.
Legacy Family Dental allows you to get a crown in just one day, thanks to our CEREC same-day crown service. CEREC uses Computer-Aided Design and Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) technology in which a medical grade computer and camera captures a digital photo of a prepared tooth (eliminating the need for traditional tooth impressions) and then generates a three-dimensional CAD model of the prepped tooth, which can be used to design a tooth restoration on the computer screen. The computer employs the digital model of the tooth restoration and CAM to mill a perfect ceramic tooth while you wait. The ceramic restoration is fitted to your prepped tooth in a matter of minutes, and cemented to your tooth.
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A bridge is an option for filling the space created by a missing tooth. It is formed to look like the missing tooth, and replaces it in the mouth. The sides of a bridge use the two surrounding teeth for support, this giving it its "bridge" name. A bridge maybe made of porcelain bonded to metal alloy or all ceramic material. The choice of material depends on requirements for strength, wear, and/or aesthetics.
Schedule your appointment at Legacy Family Dental today to find out if crowns or bridges might be the right solution for your dental needs.
Legacy Family Dental
905 West 124th Ave.
Westminster, CO 80234