Crowns and Bridges
At All Smile Care, it is our mission to provide all our patients with natural-looking dental restorations. We offer high quality dental crowns and bridges that can be used to repair and replace damaged and missing teeth.
Crowns are tooth-shaped covers placed over your teeth to repair and restore the structure and look of lost or damaged teeth. They are an extremely reliable and long-lasting way to restore your smile and bite. Fitting a crown requires two visits to our dental office. In the first visit, we prepare the tooth by removing decay and preparing it. A temporary restoration is fitted on to the tooth during this appointment. An impression of the tooth is taken and sent to a lab to prepare your custom crown. During the next visit, your permanent, custom crown is cemented on the tooth.
A bridge replaces several missing teeth by attaching to natural teeth at both ends of the space created by lost teeth. Bridges can be fixed as well as removable. Removable bridges are attached to the teeth by precision attachments or with metal clasps. Fixed bridges are permanently cemented by bonding the artificial teeth directly to the abutment teeth or by placing crowns on the abutment teeth.
The placement of bridges takes about two to three visits to our office. First, the teeth on either side of the gap are prepared by removing some amount of the enamel. Impressions of the teeth are taken so that your bridge can be prepared with precise measurements. A temporary restoration is placed on the prepared teeth until your bridge is completed in the laboratory. Once your bridge is ready, we place it in your mouth and ensure that your bite is proper and that the restoration feels comfortable in the mouth.
For more information, please call our practice at (978) 234-4334 to schedule a consultation.