Crowns/Bridges

Crowns and Bridges

What is CEREC®?

Conventional Crown

When a Tooth is Badly Broken, Cracked or Treated with a Root Canal, these teeth require Full Coverage Restorations. This type of Restoration is called a crown. Our office works with only the best labs to ensure you get the most vibrant life like crowns on the market today. We use top notch materials.

Have you ever noticed those gray lines around the gum line of your crowns or your friends? At Perkins Dental Group we believe your crown should last as long as you take care of it. That gray line is metal underneath the crown and as we age our gum line recedes and that metal line begins to show. Crowns shouldn’t be replaced because we don’t like the look of them, that is why we use All Porcelain crowns, that have no metal and look just as beautiful as your natural teeth.

How long does it take?

Fitting a crown typically requires at least two office visits. First, we will remove decay, shape the tooth, and fit it with a temporary crown.

On the following visit we will then remove the temporary crown and adjust the final crown for a proper fit. Finally, we will cement the crown into place and you can leave with a new beautiful looking tooth. In most cases this process only takes about 30 minutes.

Bridge

A bridge is a type of dental restoration that's used to replace missing teeth that fall between natural teeth that are still healthy. Your natural teeth on either side of the missing teeth will be crowned and attached to an artificial tooth in the middle, called a pontic. Bridges are permanently cemented into place and can only be removed by a dental professional.

How is a bridge attached?

The procedure to attach your bridge generally takes two appointments. During your first appointment, Dr. Marriott or Dr. Josh will prepare your teeth on either side of the gap by removing a portion of the enamel and dentin.

Your bridge must be fabricated with great precision to ensure the correct bite and to match the opposing tooth. To accomplish this, impressions of your teeth are taken and sent to the lab where your bridge is then constructed.

You'll receive a temporary bridge that we've fabricated for you in our office and is temporarily cemented. Once your permanent bridge is complete, you'll come back to our office and we'll replace the temporary bridge with your new permanent bridge that is cemented to fill the gap.

Give us a call to book an appointment to replace your missing teeth (405) 708-6644.